Monitor Recommendation

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PTVMan, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    I just landed a an Early 2015 rMB, 8G/256GB/1.1GHz that was an Apple display model at Best Buy for $729. For my consulting work I'd like to use an external monitor when I'm running apps in my Windows 10 Bootcamp partition. I'm fine with a monitor connected via HDMI and the resolution limitations. Does anyone here have a recommendation for a lower price monitor for my needs?
  2. gnatmm macrumors member


    May 23, 2015
    I pulled the trigger on an acer H257 2560x1440, HDMI, payed 395€
    Very satisfied.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
  5. ctdw macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2009
    I also recommend the Dell U2515H or UP2516D...both are 25 inch and 2560x1440 which is a good resolution since the MacBook can handle it. I have had the U2515H for over a year and it's works great...the UP2516D is newer and a little more expensive.
  6. joudbren macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2007
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Using an AOC 27" Q2778VQE @ 2560x1440 with my new 2016 rMB. Working like a charm so far and resolution is more than acceptable to me. Nice inexpensive ($350 Cdn but cheaper in the U.S.) upgrade from my old 27" Samsung that ran at 1920x1080. It's a TN technology screen but so far has proven to be surprisingly high quality and most of the online reviews are pretty positive for this monitor especially in the "bang for the buck" category. Running via HDMI through Apple multi-port adaptor and also the HooToo multi-port adaptor. Both adaptors working fine. Cheers!

    P.S. Colour calibration is surprisingly good right out of the box but brightness is a little high and has to be turned down at least in my case. On screen colours are a pretty close match to the rMB screen with no calibration. Excellent anti glare as well.
  7. PTVMan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
  8. timbals macrumors newbie


    Jun 12, 2016
    +1 for U2515H

    I have a U2713HM at work and I'd choose the 25 inch over it given the price difference.
  9. gugy macrumors 68030

    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    Hi, just one question and forgive me if this is clear as crystal, but I read some conflicted info on the internet.

    Can I hook up the MB 12" to a Apple TB display? I hear some people saying there is no way and some people saying there are workarounds. I appreciate if anybody can clarify.
  10. Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
    No you can't and there is no way around it. rMB doesn't have a TB controller and that's it.
  11. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Correct above. rMB and ATD is technically impossible.
  12. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
  13. Accord3, Jun 19, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016

    Accord3 macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2012
    Hampshire, UK
    Another thumbs up for the Dell U2515H, i have it hooked up via DP (2560x1440) to my late 2012 Mac Mini running. I have just hooked up my Iiyama Prolite X2377HDS via HDMI (1920x1080) and the difference is very noticeable. If i could afford it, i would buy another Dell with no hesitation.
  14. Bray Wyatt, Aug 16, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 11, 2018

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    Bray Wyatt

    May 10, 2018
    What is the best monitor under $200 for students??
  15. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Probably would have been better to open a new thread rather than resurrect one from two years ago.

    Best is pretty subjective. Especially with no idea what you want to do with it, what size you want, etc etc etc.

    Sort of like asking "what's the best tire under $200"...

    I'd suggest starting here to understand what some of your choices are:,5699.html

    In my experience the Dell Ultrasharp and Professional series monitors have always been pretty good values for the money.

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