What resolution monitor should I get with a new Macbook?

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  1. ra4oasis macrumors 6502

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    My boss's boss is getting a new Macbook. Right now he has a Thunderbolt display, which of course will also need replaced. What resolution monitor should I look for to use with the new machine? It'll have to be 27 inches, since that's what he's used too, and probably Dell, since we're a Dell campus (except for our Apple hardware of course). Any suggestions?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Since it can't do 4K at 60Hz, I'll suggest the 2560x1440 (same as TD) Dell UltraSharp U2715H.
     
  3. DennisD7 macrumors member

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    You'll need an adapter in any case, so why not try one more? Maybe you can get the TD to work.

    That said, I'm currently on a Eizo EV2736W display, and it's great. It's 27" and 2560x1440 too.
     
  4. crucius macrumors regular

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    Actually, I have the same question. I currently have a Samsung SyncMaster 2433 24'' but I would like to have one with more resolution and an HDMI port (this one only has DVI and VGA). Any suggestions?
     
  5. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    It's been made abundantly clear on this forum that the Thunderbolt display will not work with the new Macbook.
     
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Dell UltraSharp U2715H, as mentioned above.

    - Yes, and also in this Apple support article. The TD requires a TB input.
     
  7. irottman macrumors newbie

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    If I use the USB-C Digital AV adapter with HDMI from Apple, will I get full 2560x1440 at 60Hz? The adapter page seems to suggest that the resolution with HDMI maxes out at 1080p, unless I'm missing something. I've also seen that some people are using HDMI to DVI, but I don't believe this monitor has DVI.

    Thanks!
     
  8. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yes, you will. Both the adapter and the monitor supports 2560x1440 via HDMI. There's even a user on this forum using his rMB with a U2515H (the same monitor in 25").
     
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  10. mikeray macrumors regular

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    2560x1600 is as high as you'd want to go. Make sure the monitor can do HDMI

    http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/s-ips-lcd-list.php
     
  11. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - That U2412M is 1920x1200, not 2560x1440.
     
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  13. Chiquon macrumors member

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    How does the Apple 27" Cinema Display compare to the Dell Ultrasharp U2715H?

    Would I notice a big difference in real life usage if I upgraded?

    Thanks!
     
  14. mplex macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know what the maximum resolution at 60hz supported by the rMB is? I can't seem to find this information anywhere, and am interested in one these newer 21:9 1440p displays. I'm tempted to order one and return it if it doesn't work, but I figured this info would be out there somewhere by now.

    Thanks
     
  15. JTToft, May 26, 2015
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    JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - I would guess you could do a 3440x1440 display at 60Hz via DisplayPort, but I haven't seen confirmation.
    If you want to use Apple's HDMI adapter, though, you'll max out at 50 or 52Hz because of HDMI bandwidth limitations.

    And just to get the labels completely correct: 1440p is a 16:9 aspect ratio with a horizontal resolution of 2560 pixels. The 21:9 3440x1440 monitors aren't properly described as 1440p.
    (All <somenumber>p resolutions are 16:9 aspect ratios, since they're standardised resolutions for video). :)
     

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