Monoprice monitors as a lower cost option vs TBolt?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by slurpeee, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. slurpeee macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have experience with this seemingly display port compatible monitor from Monoprice?

    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=113&cp_id=11307&cs_id=1130703&p_id=12520&seq=1&format=2

    One one hand, I keep thinking that I've had great luck/experience with Monoprice products, and this looks to be a great option to save some money.

    On the other hand, I keep thinking that at the end of the day, you still get what you pay for and I should just spring the extra $$$ for the Thunderbolt????

    I'm running a new Mac Book Pro /retina, 15". I'm not too concerned about all the other ports/charging perks etc that accompany the TBD as I won't be using it a ton (hence wanting to save money)..... My chief concern is a sharp, crystal clear image (ala my TBD I use at the office.

    Thanks much in advanced for any input....

    -jl
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    I wouldn't buy an Apple thunderbolt display today. It's 'way outdated, and I sense it's the last display that Apple is going to offer.

    Having said that, if you're wary about Monoprice's monitors, there are numerous other ones available.

    A good place to start looking is by taking a few minutes to browse this comprehensive listing of current IPS displays:
    http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/s-ips-lcd-list.php
     
  3. Thrifty1 macrumors regular

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    I bought a Monoprice 27" monitor with the same resolution as my 27" iMac about 1.5 years ago. It works great, is very clear and I have had no problems with it. I got it on Monoprice's eBay page for under $400. Great deal. It has a display port connection that works perfectly.
     

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