Recommend External Monitor

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  1. greywolfe macrumors member

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    Just ordered the following and looking for an external monitor. Anyone have any recommendations?

    • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 (Crystalwell)
    • 16GB of Onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
    • 512GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
    • AMD Radeon R9 M370X Graphics (2GB GDDR5)
    • 15.4" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
    • 2880 x 1800 Native Resolution
    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
    • Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI
    • Force Touch Trackpad
     
  2. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    How large do you want the screen?
    Have you looked at ultra-wide screens?
    What's your budget?
    Large screen (27-inch or larger), then you should look at 4K resolution screens.
    Smaller screen, then Psyfuzz in above post has a good recommendation, too.
     
  4. greywolfe thread starter macrumors member

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    24" +/-
     
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  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Then, the Dell will be a good choice.
    It even has mini Displayport, so you would just need a mini displayport to mini displayport cable
    Or, the DP-mDP cable in the box with the Dell display will work very neatly. (for video connections, mini displayport would be interchangeable with thunderbolt :D )
     
  7. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely it can, assuming you've got a 2015 Macbook which your description would suggest it can drive that display no problem.

    Judging from Apple's specs it could drive two of them and the Macbook display simultaneously with no problems.
     
  8. greywolfe, Dec 1, 2015
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    @Psyfuzz, Due to receive the Macbook described above on Friday.

    @DeltaMac, Nice to know I've got options re. connections.

    Update: Ordered P2415Q from Dell for $469. Seems like a good price.
     
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