What 1440p screen has the highest Quality:Price?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kramer733, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. kramer733 macrumors newbie

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    Just obtained a base model 2015 retina macbook pro and I'm interested in purchasing a screen for it. I'd get a 4k monitor but i've personally heard that they are quite laggy and with the 1440p screens, not so much.
     
  2. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502

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    I've got the Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM - it's a fantastic monitor if a bit pricey. 2560x1440 / IPS / LED.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    You'd probably be better off with one of the newer UltraSharps. U2715H and U2515H. 27" and 25", respectively. IPS panels of course.

    One neat thing is that they come with a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, which allows you to connect it to your MBP straight away.

    I have the 25", and it's simply fantastic. Its design matches the MBP style quite well for a third party monitor.
     
  4. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a

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    Eizo ColorEdge CG277 is the best 1440p you can buy.
    It's not cheap, but you asked for the best :)
     
  5. Giev macrumors member

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    Quality / Price, I would say def U2515H.

    Unless you prefer/want/need the extra 2 inch, U2515 has the same resolution and almost same IQ.
     
  6. segalas macrumors member

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    I bought the U2715h and it is an absolute beauty.
     
  7. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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  8. Mikael H macrumors 6502

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    Just a follow-up question:
    Are current-gen IPS displays fast enough for gaming (flightsims mostly)? I tried the Thunderbolt Display, but got nasty shadows/blurs when moving my head in-game. Then again, the TBD probably hasn't changed notably since 2011?
     
  9. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - It's hard to answer such a general question. The Apple Thunderbolt Display hasn't changed at all since 2011 to my knowledge. It is 12 ms.

    The UltraSharp U2515H and U2715H do 8 ms as standard, but can be set to 6 ms through their menus.
     
  10. segalas macrumors member

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    I'm not seeing shadows or blur and I was playing fast paced games like Left 4 Dead 2 and Quake Live.
     

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