non-MAC IPS panel with DP/Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by dzdee, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. dzdee macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2013
    Was considering a Korean IPS panel for my new mac mini,

    I found this panel on ebay which claims to have DP/Thunderbolt.

    Anyone have experience with this>??

  2. Pheo macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    Personally I went with the Dell 2713HM rather than the no name panels, although very tempting in terms of price, I was sensitive to the support, the longevity of my previous dell panel (still in use right now typing this) and also Dell's reputation with colour balance etc. As it turned out I am very pleased with it.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    how would you get support if there's a problem? I'd stick with a name brand that at least has some support.. like Pheo says.
  4. dzdee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2013
    Yeah Only thing is i dont buy dell on principle due to a problem i had with them that they could have easily fix yet I was forced to actually sue them to get it resolved.

    so... I'm aware of the problems that could occur with no name imported brands but I'm more interested in If anyone has seen one or used one.

    Plus, at the price of some of the US IPS displays I feel it is worth just spending the extra for the Thunderbolt display.
  5. Pheo macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    Understandable. I believe there are other brand name displays you could get though?

    All this having been said, there are a lot of happy users of various no-name screens in the UK which are imported by a particular supplier, whom provides the warranty, so by no means is this cut and dried.
  6. covertash macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2012
    I bought an Achieva Shimian 27" that only has the dual-DVI port for my PC gaming machine in March of 2012 for $325 shipped, when the craze was still in its infancy. Since then, I have used the monitor on a bunch of rebuilds (I don't tend to keep hardware that long), lent it to my brother for his temporary usage, and am currently using it, right now as I type this, on my Mac Mini. Granted, I had to spend the money to buy the active Mini Displayport adapter from Apple before it would work on my Mini, but I have to say I have no regrets whatsoever about my purchase.

    Considering, the monitor that you are looking at comes with a DP/Thunderbolt port, it looks like all you would need is a Displayport to Mini Displayport cable, and you should be all set. If were buying today, I would probably end up picking the same model that you are looking at now, OP. Having the right ports built in, is much more convenient then constantly having to swap adapters to fit the proper video port. ;)

    For what it's worth, my display arrived in 3 business days from Korea to my home in NJ, and has no dead/stuck pixels with uniform backlighting. Perhaps, I got lucky, but there are many others are have been just as fortunate as I. Don't get me wrong, I like Dell products (hell, I've got three S2240M's in an Nvidia Surround setup now), but for the price difference, it's hard to beat the value of the Korean monitors (IPS, glossy, no AG coating, possibility of 120Hz refresh rate depending on model, etc.). :cool:
  7. ioannis2005gr, Oct 19, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013

    ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2013
    I agree!

    I would suggest these IPS 24'' monitors with 1920 x 1200 res. and wonderful brightness...






    do you want to see more? ...

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