Retiring the iMac...

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  1. jeffg819 macrumors regular

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    I have a 4 year old iMac and and shifting my rMBP to desk duty now that I have the MacBook.

    I really don't want to spend a fortune on a 4k display and I'm wondering whether others in this forum have done the same thing and can offer advice on the best display to purchase (at least 24", not the TB display because it's a 4 year old setup, too).

    Suggestions?
     
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    - So is that supposed to be understood as a request for advice on an affordable 4K display or a good non-4K display? :)

    If the former, have a look at the above link. If the latter, the Dell UltraSharp U2515H and U2715H are fantastic. I have the 25" and it's very impressive with a sleek design and excellent colours. 2560x1440, IPS, 99% sRGB, 350cd/m2.
     
  4. jeffg819 thread starter macrumors regular

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    At the time I posted it was the latter, now I'm not so sure ;-)

    Thanks for the links and ideas. This is probably not the exact place one should ask such a question but I thought recent rMB customers would have a "fresh" perspective.
     
  5. diggy33 macrumors 6502

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    +1 for the U2715H. I use two of them at work and love it. The thin bezel makes the two 27-inch Monoprice monitors on my desk also look gargantuan
     
  6. Hdub32 macrumors newbie

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    Would this panel look almost as good as retina or would a 4k be necessary ?
     
  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - If you're speaking of the U2515H and U2715H, they'll look nowhere near Retina (at least not with usable screen real estate).
    While you can run them in a HiDPI 1280x720 mode, which provides some of the effect, their PPIs simply aren't high enough for a proper Retina resolution.
     
  8. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I have two of the Dell P2715Q displays that Weaselboy offered a local link - pretty nifty. If you shop around there are some pretty deep discounts to be had if you are patient - they're often posted in that thread or on Slickdeals. They're "going" for $699, but I paid $505 for each of mine and Adorama has offered it recently for $449 - both with free shipping (Dell's was slow as molasses but Adorama's was expedited 2-day). And, a 3-year warranty too!

    While you're shopping, why not use your iMac as an external display so you don't buy something in haste?
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592
     
  9. Hdub32 macrumors newbie

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    So in order to achieve "retina" status, a 4k display would be needed ?
     
  10. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yes, at least. The Retina effect is a combination of raw resolution, PPI, and viewing distance.
     
  11. DFWHD macrumors regular

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    Yep - the Dell U2715H is an awesome monitor. I'm about to buy another one.
     
  12. jeffg819 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good thought but I need to clear some desk space and there's a family member now waiting for the machine.
     

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