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macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jul 2, 2006
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 ?


macrumors 68040
Mar 21, 2014
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:


macrumors regular
May 5, 2009
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.


macrumors 68040
Apr 27, 2010
Aarhus, Denmark
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.


macrumors demi-god
Dec 30, 2009
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.


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jul 2, 2006
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 ?



macrumors 604
Mar 2, 2008
Always a day away
Do you have a Mac Pro? If you have a Mac Pro what exactly model is your gpu and with which type of connection you drive your monitor?
Thanks in advance!

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


macrumors 68040
Jun 29, 2012
The Dell p2415q has been outstanding. Even at 30hz - while I wait for Apple to release new products.


macrumors 65816
Dec 9, 2014
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.
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