What MONITOR are you using with your MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aomin3, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Aomin3 macrumors member

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    Please share your monitor & mbp combinations and how do you like it and for what do you use it. Me:

    Early 2015 13" + dell u2414h - for productivity/office, works smooth but the PPI of the monitor is too low after you get used to retina.
     
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  3. bartvk macrumors 6502

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    Samsung LU28E590DS, basically the cheapest 28" 4K monitor I could find:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ZOH6LY8

    I could get two with a very nice cashback. For the money, it's quite good. The colors were bleak, but after I borrowed a professional color calibration tool, it looks very good.
     
  4. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    2016 13" tMBP + Dell 34" curved monitor (U3415W)

    http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell...15w/apd/210-adtr/monitors-monitor-accessories

    (Picture was taken prior to selling my old 15" MBP for the new 13")
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    I really like the setup. I spend majority of my time working within Excel and analytics software/web pages. So having the screen real estate comes in handy for me.

    The monitor is priced at $999.99. However, when I purchased it from the Microsoft store about 6 months ago it was only $699.99. I'm not sure why/when the price hike occurred.
     
  5. Aomin3 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. The new 13", with Intel iris 550, handles the full 3440x1440 resolution perfectly at 60Hz. This was to be expected since my 2015 15" MBP (with Intel Iris Pro 6100 GPU) had no issues with the monitor and the new Iris 550 GPU is a 16% - 20% improvement over that one.
     
  7. Aomin3 thread starter macrumors member

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    If I may ask, what made you switch to the 2016 13" and are you satisfied? Also, how much battery can you get from both of them on average?
     
  8. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    I was planning on Using my 55" LG OLED 4K HDR TV then I found out that my $3,000 Touchbar MacBook Pro was obsolete because It can not Stream 4K or Output HDR content even if you have a display capable of accepting both. So I returned it full money back will wait. For the Kaby Lake Update in Summer
     
  9. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    I wanted a smaller machine without sacrificing performance for my usage. In fact, I initially purchased an XPS 13 to replace my 15" MBP about 2 months ago. However, my attempt at switching to Windows left me unhappy and I was never totally satisfied with the build quality compared to the MBP. I ended up returning it and buying the 13" tMBP and have loved everything about the machine.

    Battery life has been great for me. On average I can get 8 to 9 hours. I've been reading a lot of complaining about the battery life of the new MBP but in my opinion it's been excellent and outlasts my old 15" consistently.
     
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