QHD Monitor? Buying Process!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Caliao, May 20, 2015.

  1. Caliao macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2014
    Quebec, Canada
    Hi everyone! I will start my first semester at University next fall which means ... I get to live in a new home! then, new home = new desk!

    I currently own a BENQ 21' Monitor that I'll left at my parents' house. Following my budget, a new 4k display seems a bit too expensive and not adequate for my usage... So I went online shopping for a 1440p monitor.

    The 1440p monitor will be connected with a brand new 13' Retina MacBook Pro (the one with the ForceTouch Trackpad) and the Intel Iris 6100. I will mainly do some Word and Excel work. I'll watch videos, as in Netflix is my best friend :D

    First of all, I want to know if the MacBook will be strong enough for a QHD monitor. Second, I found these monitors and I want your opinion about them, if you find any pros and cons. Last, I want to know what monitor you use, if you have any suggestion or anything else that you think is relevant :)

    ACER H257HU. (451,07$)
    25" WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, DVI
    4 ms

    ASUS MX27AQ. (629,46$)
    27" WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    HDMI 1.4 x 2, HDMI 1.4 /MHL 2.0 , DisplayPort 1.2
    5 ms

    PS: I don't know much about all the @Mhz thing and the ms (I guess it's time response?) plus I don't know the difference between HDMI 1.4 and 2.0.
  2. MacbookPro2015 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2015
    Go for the 4K monitor. A dell P2715Q costs about the same as what you listed for your 1440p monitors. I have the same MBP and it runs well minus lag in expose...but the system runs fluid and smooth in all other areas.
  3. cody46 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2015
    I will say go for ASUS MX27AQ.
    I also have the same and it is very strong..
    Try this.
  4. Caliao thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2014
    Quebec, Canada
    Thank you guys!

    If you're telling me OS X's UI lags a bit with a 4K Monitor, than I definitely won't buy one...

    Cody, what do you like the best about the screen? or what do you mean by strong? :)

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