Monitors/Displays ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Washac, May 29, 2016.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Time has moved on and there are now many makes, types of monitors/displays available to us, so...........

    What monitor do you use on your Mac and why and at what cost ?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I run a small office and have a couple of Dell 4k 27 inch (P2715Q) displays in my home. My favorite display is on that list - we've got several in my office now, the BenQ BL2711U. The P2715Q is nice, but avoid the Rev 0/1 versions and make sure you'd get a Rev 3 version, but I'd buy the BL2711U over the Dell for the nicer display and more future-proofing. But...

    We demoed a pretty decent sized newer display that we got to keep for a few days, and all of the people that came in to the office want one now, it just showed up on Amazon and might just pop for one next week for the new office I'm setting up this coming week. It's not on that list (yet), the Philips BDM4350UC and I can just not bother with the BenQ displays now - coupled with with an Accell DP 1.2 cable and Accell DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 Active Adapter you'll get real 10-bit color support (BTW I'm not an Accell shill but buy their product as their products are inexpensive and DP compliant). We mounted it on a Herman Miller Flo Plus arm (the Plus handled the weight perfectly), and our clients just gravitated to that workspace and it was a bummer when the rep came to take it back. Yep, I'm maybe breaking out my credit card for this setup this coming week...

    PC Monitors just reviewed the Philips a couple of weeks ago: https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-bdm4350uc/
     
  4. monstruo macrumors regular

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    Waited 3 years for apple to release a TBD update but had enough of that and went for Dell P2715Q.

    By far the best accessories for my rmbp:). I used it mainly for graphic design, type design, 3D modelling/rendering works. It works really well, easy setup and love the ability to tilt and revolve the monitor.

    No complaints on the display quality and able to match my rMBP colour easily.
     
  5. kryten42 macrumors 6502

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    I am another happy Dell P2715Q user, also have an Apple Thunderbolt display attached, both driven from my late-2013 rMBP.
     
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Been using Dell UltraSharp U2515H for a little over a year. Good connectivity, flexible stand, excellent screen quality.
    Dell makes some of the best-looking non-Apple monitors.

    Cost me $370 at the current exchange rate.

    Would have got the 4K Dell mentioned above if my machine could drive it.
     
  8. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    Leaning towards the LG 34" Ultrawide Curved. Just waiting on making the jump to a Mac Pro.
    Within the next month, either a 6 core refurb or a new 6 core if they release any new information at WWDC and maybe 2 of the LG monitors.
     
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  10. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I assume my 2009 Mac Pro as listed in my sig will drive this -
    Dell P2715Q 27-Inch Ultra HD 4K LCD Monitor
    Or any other 4k monitor ?

     
  11. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Based on the specs of your AMD graphics card here, yes it will.
     
  12. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I'm using a MacBook Pro 13" with Intel graphics, my connection is a Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable connecting directly to the monitor.
     
  13. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    The Dell p2415q has been outstanding. Even at 30hz - while I wait for Apple to release new products.
     
  14. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    I traded my original Apple 24 inch LED display for a BenQ BL3200PT. I picked the benq partly because my original GT120 can drive it, the pixel size is very close to the Apple display's, and the price was right. (I almost went with a Doublesight for a 16:10 aspect ratio but decided the added screen space wasn't worth the very substantial price premium.) I don't do gaming or video.

    So far, I'm loving it.
     
  15. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you :)
     

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