New monitor for MP - suggestions please

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  1. joe8232 macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    At work I have a 2013 Mac Pro currently attached to a Dell P2715Q 4K display. I'm starting a new job soon and will be bringing the Mac Pro with me but will need a new monitor. I'm really happy with the Dell; however, I am slightly curious about a 34" curved monitor (either Dell or LG). Does anyone have experience with them?

    For context I am a scientist so I do a lot of coding and data modeling - I can imagine making good use of the extra horizontal space to place code windows etc next to one another.

    Any opinions / experiences would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    If your doing a lot of coding, would a model that works in portrait mode suit you better?
     
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  4. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the list Fishrrman, I'll check it out!
     
  5. shoehornhands macrumors regular

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    I'm using the curved 34" Dell U3415W with a 15" MBP for low-level web development, and it's been fantastic for productivity. I was a bit hesitant at first (thinking the 3440x1440 resolution seemed a bit awkward), but after using it for awhile, I have no plans of switching anytime soon.

    In addition to the Dell display, LG released a curved 34" thunderbolt display / designed for Mac (I believe the curved LG displays use the same panel as the Dell):

    http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34UC98-W-ultrawide-monitor

    Just be sure to double check that any 34" display you're looking at is in fact 3440x1440, as there are several 34" displays with a 2560x1080 resolution, which look identical to the 3440x1440 versions. For a productivity monitor, a vertical resolution of 1080 just isn't enough in my opinion (especially for any sort of coding, where you're likely looking for as much vertical resolution as you can get).
     
  6. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I have the LG 34UC97-S and am loving it.
    Now wanting a 2nd.
     
  7. hussainh1 macrumors regular

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    What did you have prior to the 34? I have a 27 Apple LED and 24 Cinema display, they're aging but I have been holding out for Apple's updated releases like many others.
     
  8. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    27" 1080's and 1440.
    I came down from 3 screens but still am thinking a 2'nd 34" would do very nicely. One is very nice. I'm just running out of room.
     
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  10. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all your suggestions everyone. I just got back to the office after a holiday and realised that I actually use my Dell P2715Q in 2560x1440 mode and the vertical height is absolutely fine for me. So I can't see a downside to buying a 34" 1440p curved monitor. I am a fan of Dell screens so will probably go with the U3415W!
     
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    I've been using my two Apple 27-inch LED Cinema displays for over 5yrs is a great display at 2560x1440 but I want to move on to something better, Sense upgrading my 2010 Mac Pro with a SSD and 8GB EVGA 1080GTX I'm looking at ultra wide display with G-Sync currently waiting for Predator X34p to be release but kinda also waiting to see what apple is going to offer to but most likely getting the ultra wide curved
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    If your waiting on Apple, I think you could be waiting indefinitely.
     

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