What 27"-30" Monitor to use with 15"rMBP ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M5RahuL, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

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    I bought a 27" Samsung 1080p monitor and it looked like crap [ connected via DVI-D port, HDMI sucked even more! ] for text and overall visual experience.

    I guess, between the retina laptop + iPad + iPhone, my eyes just don't like 1080p as an external monitor. The images [ dock esp ] looks washed out, and it's not functional for *me* [ fatigue ] at that resolution.

    I'm looking for something 2560 x 1440 [ or 1600 ] and wondering what are you guys with external monitors are using and where did you get it from ?

    Looking at some Dell Ultra-sharps right now and they're pretty steep in price :eek:

    In the short list:

    1) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=225-4429

    2) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=225-4148

    3) http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSha...-1&keywords=Dell+UltraSharp+U3011+30"+Monitor


    4) http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2713HM-...72&sr=1-1&keywords=Dell+U2713HM-IPS-LED+CVN85

    Any other recommendations on brands... prices ;) etc... :)
     
  2. portishead macrumors 65816

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    If they ever made a 27" retina display, I'd get that. Retina is where it's at.
     
  3. xiaowanzi01 macrumors newbie

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    I think the best partner with retina macbook is the official apple cinema(thunderbolt) display, dell monitors have the problem with quality control recently.

    PS: I have returned 3 dell monitors back and plan to buy the ACD this week, maybe after the WWDC end.
     
  4. luffytubby macrumors 6502a

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    I think they should just upgrade the Thunderbolt display. There is a lot of things they could do to make this monitor / dock - through Thunderbolt a lot more awesome. Or perhaps have an upgraded version.



    The idea is really good for one monitor to handle data, video, internet, storage and audio through one cable, as well as charging and back up.

    A Thunderbolt display could have a time machine enabled drive inside of it, better speaker system, a hot-swap drive, a dGPU or something else. Lot's of stuff they could do it, to give your Mac Laptop a lot to work with.
     
  5. Spartanator macrumors newbie

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    Thinking about going the same route, but with my cMBP. I'm leaning towards the Dell because of the HDMI inputs, but deep down inside, I really want to buy a Thunderbolt.
     
  6. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    I'm using the Dell 3008WFP which works very well with a mini-DP to DP cable. No issues with reliability for me -- after four and a half years there was a bit of flickering to the display and I called Dell, who shipped a new one to me by the next morning, along with a ticket to send the old one back.
     

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