Monitor preference?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by racer1441, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    So, the retina ipad and MacBook Pro have me spoiled.

    What's your recommendation for a monitor? I have two dell 27 inch monitors running now. They are ok, but they are about three years old, so quality is eh at best.

    What' sever hone running? I love the apple display, but don't really want to spend two grand for my dual monitor setup.
  2. COrocket macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    Compared to the apple retina products, no 27" monitor will even come close to the pixel density. 2560x1440 is pretty standard for a monitor that size. So unless you are upgrading from 1920x1080 monitors, the upgrade will probably seem underwhelming.

    If you are looking to spend less than $1000 per monitor, Dell Ultrasharps seem to be popular at around $600 a piece. Some MR members have tried the off-brand Korean monitors for about $400 and have found success.

    If the dells that you have now are good quality monitors, I'd wait until 4K monitors become mainstream to upgrade. Where specifically do your current monitors fall short? Saying they are "eh at best" makes it difficult to recommend a replacement.
  3. Giuly, Oct 26, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    Unless you're willing to spend $6646 on a Dual 31.5" 4K setup, other than going up in color accuracy (and as your Dells are probably U2710 also quality of the anti-glare coating) with the U2713H, nothing really.
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    get two refurbed ATDs from Apple with full warranty.
  5. oaltun macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2013
    Well, first of all, as far as I'm aware, to drive two 27 inch monitors with MBP - you would need 2 Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapters - which will occupy 2 thunderbolt and 2 USB 3.0 ports - which is almost all the connections. Plus to plug in and out will be quite a hassle every time. On top, these adapters work VERY poorly, with reported issues on the product site, and personally half of the time I plug this adaptor to the monitor, I get a snowy screen. it goes away if I turn off/on the monitor 1 or 2 times.

    So I think Apple thunderbolt displays is the only way to go with daisy chaining and you can use them as docking stations.
  6. racer1441 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Monitors are for my mini. Just was comparing the monitors on the Rmbp.


    Well, thinking I'll just buy a few of the apple displays.
  7. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    :apple:thunderbolt display is very very nice.
    Nevertheless i use a 46" samsung 1080p with my mini.
    Not as sharp but usable from across the room. Rocks! :D

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