nMP and the displays

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  1. FiveEcco macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    now that my nMP will arrive in the next weeks i am a bit helpless with the decision what displays i could use. At the moment i use two 30" Cinema Displays, but their time has come and they need to be replaced.

    Now after Apple didn't released new cinema displays (and i will not buy the old ones for 999 EUR) my only idea was to go to Dell. After some internet investigation I found the U2713H.

    What do you think? Is this a good solution? Or do you have another good ideas?

    Thank you for your help!

    five
     
  2. mintakax macrumors regular

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    I bet a lot of people are struggling with the monitor issue. I'm going to stick with my old 26" NECs until I see what the future brings. Like you, I won't pay $1000 for outdated TB monitors , at least not right now.
     
  3. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    If you still own two displays, be happy and stick to them a few more months until tb displays get a bump.

    My situation is more complicated, I have a 27"iMac and a 24"Cinema Display.
    Well what's going to replace my iMac properly?

    I'm considering an outdated TB display and selling it once the update comes.
    Or hope that dell announces it's 28" 4k display at CES next week? But apple doesn't support proper resolution scaling/interpolation like on the rmbp at the moment.(which is a hughe bummer richt now for me).

    Or just get some random, cheapest 27" display and wait for apple to come out with a new laminated 28" 4k display using the dell panel and then allowing for resolution interpolation in osx? I'm really sitting between all chairs right now.
     
  4. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    I'd wait, you'll survive. I have two 27" TB displays, when they come out with a 4k 27" I'll put that front and center, flanked by the two older ones.
     
  5. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    what do you suggest me to do :confused:
     
  6. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    Keep using the ones you have.
     
  7. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    That would bei just One 24" Cinema Display since my iMac gets sold...:(
     
  8. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    I'm sticking with my 30" ACD until I see more options in the 4K marketplace. Hopefully CES will give some hints. Bear in mind that you'll need a couple of those $99 dual link DVI adapters to run those 30" displays, so it's not exactly a cost-free decision to stick with the old displays. It's just unfortunate that there's not a clear choice for moving on yet.

    Also, there's an existing thread on the subject.
     
  9. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    There are cheaper alternatives: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=6904&seq=1&format=2
     
  10. FiveEcco thread starter macrumors member

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    A good solution would be the Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor - P2815Q.
    But at the moment they only say beginning of 2014.
     
  11. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    Plus at first apple needs to start supporting those dells..
     
  12. FiveEcco thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, do you mean they won't work? Why?
     
  13. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    Anandtech wrote:


    "The same isn’t true, unfortunately, for other 4K displays on the market. Dell sent along its UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD display (UP2414Q) for this review, and unfortunately that appears to be a display that’s not supported by the Mac Pro/OS X at this point. You can get it working in SST mode at 3840 x 2160 30Hz, but forcing MST results in a 1920 x 2160 display spread across both tiles with a mess of garbled colors."
     

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