Unhappy with 1440p 25 inch monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sjn419, May 5, 2015.

  1. sjn419 macrumors regular

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    Just bought a Dell u2515h. The UI and text are so small. Not sure if this is what I want. I've read 1440p on 27 inch monitors is better but I don't want to spend that much on a monitor and Im not sure I really want one that large. Any advice?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Get a lower resolution monitor, or run the one you have in 1280x720 HiDPI mode - that should give you large enough text. Or sit closer to it.
     
  3. rosario1990 macrumors regular

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    If you're not happy with your current monitor then change it and make it large.
     
  4. sjn419 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Running it in non native 2048x1052 is making the text blurry
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Hence why I suggested HiDPI 1280x720. That won't be blurry, but sharp and very large.
     
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  8. ra004e macrumors regular

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    I've both U2515 and U2415 and if the PPI (pixels per inch) is too small on U2515 25"(117.49 PPI ) for you, JTToft is correct. The U2415 is an excellent monitor and text/ppi is probably the a good size for what your looking for. A 27" (108.79 PPI) monitor is still has pretty high PPI compared to 23" (95.78 PPI), 24" (94.34 PPI)

    This site might help you find a monitor with a PPI good for you.
    https://www.sven.de/dpi/

    Depending on what mac you have, if it will drive a 4k monitor ( i.e. Dell P2715Q ) then you could use HiDPI effectively to adjust the size of the display to suite your preference without loss in quality.
     
  9. bootz macrumors member

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    As a U2515 owner and U2415 buyer (for my father), I regret getting the U2515. Don't get me wrong, it is a great monitor, but the PPI is too low for my tastes. When using it with Windows via Parallels Desktop, I find myself scaling to 110-125%, which defeats the purpose.

    I purchased the U2415 for my father's new setup (newest i3 Intel NUC) and the display is great. I cannot speak for using it with a Mac, but assuming there are no RGB/Television:Yes issues, it should be great.

    I will say that the U2515H looks great in 720p HiDPI mode using SwitchResX, but it isn't very practical.
     
  10. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - So then the PPI would be too high for your tastes, not too low.
    Higher PPI -> Smaller user interface elements at native resolution.
    Lower PPI -> Larger user interface elements at native resolution.
     
  11. mikeray macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it sounds like HiDPI mode would be for you.

    1280x720 HiDPI mode or
    1920x1080 HiDPI mode.

    For me it would be a pain to return something that large, but that's just me :D I'm actually looking for a good monitor to do HiDPI mode with.
     

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