Monitor for my MacBook Pro 2016 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Robejazz, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Robejazz macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I am not that knowledgeable on monitors. I did some research and settled on the Dell U2415. I plugged it in and it's nice and all, but the text is jagged, def not smooth compared to my MacBook Pro 2016 15"... I guess that's to be expected, right?? Or is there some better way to connect it? I have tried 2 ways:

    1. HDMI to The Apple HDMI USB C Adapter
    2. Mini dP to a DP USB C Adapter

    Both look the same - Nice, but Jagged/Blurry text compared to the Retina Screen.

    Like I said, I dont know a lot about this and it could be completely expected... Or would a better setting or a Hi Speed HDMI cable be worth buying? How did it get such good reviews ? Or is comparing it to the Retina MacBook Pro not "fair"???

    Thanks for the Help!

    Robe
     
  2. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    On an HD display It won't be as detailed as your retina display, but it should not noticeably jagged.

    On the monitor, Under the Apple menu select System Preferences | Displays. Make sure Resolution is set to "Default for display".

    Also make sure the text app you are using is not scaling the text.
     
  3. whiteonline macrumors 6502

    whiteonline

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    The U2415 is a 1920x1200 resolution screen (94 PPI - pixes per inch). Your MacBook has a resolution of 2560x1600 resolution (227 PPI). Your Mac has many, many more dots, and they're much smaller. This results in razor sharp images.
    To match your MacBook, you'll need a "4K" monitor such as the P2415Q.

    Edit: Do as jerryk above advises first of course! The cable won't make a difference however.
     
  4. Robejazz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help! It helps a lot. The text isn't that bad, just not as good as the MacBook, so your reasoning makes sense. I will check the other settings and also consider a 4K monitor.

    Thanks

    Does anyone else have the U2415?? What do you think ?
     
  5. RandomRazer Suspended

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    pick up the apple thunderbolt display. its gotta match right?
     

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