U2711 or U3011 with 27" iMac??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 49JC, Aug 14, 2012.

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Which monitor should I pair with the iMac?

  1. U2711

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    50.0%
  2. U3011

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. 49JC macrumors member

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    Im having trouble deciding which monitor to go with. I want to pick up a monitor to pair with an iMac and use in extended display. I dont want to pick up an ACD due to the lack of ports for expandability. I leaning toward the U3011 for the sheer size. But I want the fluidity of screen ratio between screens. U2711 is 16:9 and U3011 is 16:10, iMac is 16:9. Will I notice a big difference between screen ratio between the U3011 and iMac? Will I be able to set up the screens evenly where if I move windows between the screens theres no change in size? Hopefully this makes sense. LOL. I know there are a few folks with this set up here. Mind posting pics of your set up?
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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    I like having two displays of the same size and resolution (27" iMac and ATD) because when I move windows between them, they stay the same size.

    I used to have a 22" 1920z1080 Dell as my second display, but I didn't like how the windows would "expand" (since they took up more screen space on the lower resolution display). With a 30" display, the window width won't change (since both displays are 2560 pixels wide), but the height will (since the 30" display has more vertical pixels).
     
  3. 49JC thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the response CWallace. Yeah the 1920x1080 display to the 2560x1440 is a little extreme for me as well. I do get that vertically the 30" is larger but since the screen itself is larger doesnt that compensate for the stretch of the windows? I did read that there is a slight bump in pixel density in the u3011 vs u2711 but read its not really noticeable, if at all.
     
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