Which 3rd party 27" monitors share the same display panel as the Apple Displays?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rmwebs, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    I'm in the market for a 27" display to replace one of two 24" displays that are ageing and lack any form of decent color control.

    I've seen/heard in the past that there are a number of 27" displays using the same, or very similar panel to the Apple 27" iMac/Thunderbolt/Cinema display.

    IIRC Dell does one, but am not too sure if that's 100% correct, and if so the model number. Are there any others out there using this panel?

    Alternatively, if there are other displays (preferably a fair bit cheaper than Apple's) with as good as, or better quality (in terms of color, reliability, etc) then are there any you would recommend?

    Many thanks
  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    I remember confirming the Dell 27" LG a few years ago, but not certain about the new versions.
  3. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    I had a quick look and it seems as though it was probably the 'Dell U2711' however it's no longer officially sold by Dell. Still showing up on Amazon but at a pretty high price.
  4. linds15 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    keep in mind the same panel doesn't mean the same "grade" theres many south korean companies that use the same panel but not A+ grade. i think monoprice uses them now too
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Please visit

    before you buy a new display. Thanks!


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