New Eizo large format (1:1) Mac Pro display option

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  1. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    This looks like a good option for the Mac Pro

    FlexScan EV2730Q

    1920x1920, almost the same number of pixels (3,686,400) as the 27" Apple TB monitor (3,816,000). Looks like a great option for content creators who don't necessarily need widescreen, which takes tons of desk space. It has DP, but I can't find if it's matt or gloss, presumably matt (unfortunately). Three of these would fit nicely on a desk.

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  2. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

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    Could be really good for coders who want to see long page views.
     
  3. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Drooling....

    I hate the "short screen" displays. ("short screen" and "wide screen" are synonyms)

    1080 vertical is only a tad better than what we had with CRTs in the 1980s.

    16x9 is OK if the vertical is 1440 or so - unless there's some primitive pixel doubling so that effectively it's 720 vertical.

    My main systems (home and work) have three 1920x1200 monitors, usually in Portrait-Landscape-Landscape orientation. 1920 vertical is nirvana for reading documentation, papers or other text.
     
  4. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

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    But wide is good if you need palettes on both sides of your content
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    Eh, so many coding IDEs are built around column views that it would be an ok, but not great choice. If you're in a situation where you need to see two code files side by side it's not really better.
     
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    Cubemmal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Coders ... or software developers, software architects and engineers too :)

    Completely agree, the race for width has gotten old IMO

    Yes, I find for getting work done that three monitors is optimal, a main and two flanking. I have three 27" TB (one is Cinema) on my Mac Pro. It's good, but I'd prefer vertical.

    I don't like that because it's assymetrical, i.e. there's nothing in the center you're looking at. So what I do at home (a PC and nMP both for doing work) and at work is have three. Even more than multiple code pages is you need a browser (constantly looking up things), terminal and I always have a UML modeling tool. So I go with three. Three of these will be ideal for me.

    Edit: I'd also add, actually IDE's are designed for wide screen. Consider IntelliJ, Xcode, Visual Studio and Eclipse. All of them have a main center area for code and whatnot, with wide gutters on either side for viewing project structure etc. They also commonly have docked bottom gutters.

    Question for the group, running three DP on a nMP, what would be a good configuration with a TB2 data connection also? I assume I can do two DP on one TB bus, one on the other with the third TB bus saved for the data?
     
  7. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Fine - as long as "wide" doesn't mean "short" ;) . 1080 vertical is so "last millennium".
     
  8. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    This would actually be pretty cool rotated 45 degrees.
     
  9. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

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    My eizo is 1900x1200. To be frank when am zooming into photos in Photoshop the last thing I want is a resolution twice as high because I will take twice as long to zoom in and out all the time.
     
  10. Cubemmal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you like the monitor generally? Things like fit and finish, how solid is it, features, and the anti-gloss?
     
  11. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

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    Eizo are without a doubt the highest quality monitors in the world next to NEC. I have used them for years and they are my only pro choice. They have monitors for DTP, gaming, photography and medical applications. The square format one in this discussion is aimed at the DTP / Prepress market and is not wide gamut. It will help with the visualisation of page layouts.
     
  12. Cubemmal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks EdDu - can you tell us about their "matting"? I like the gloss screens of the TB and Cinema - not that I like reflections but I like the clarity. Any thoughts there?
     
  13. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

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    Eizo screens are known for having very low reflectivity. Even if you sit near a window you won't see any glare on your screen. Most models come with a hood. The monitors have four switchable modes - sRGB, Adobe RGB, Calib (calibrated with a colorimeter) and Paper (emulates paper obviously).
     
  14. Cubemmal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK thanks, but actually I don't care about reflectivity. I'm more wondering is how intrusive is the matt coating, better, average or not as good as the usual?
     
  15. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

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    You won't notice anything but a clear image with no distractions.
     

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