which monitor for 2014 mac mini

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  1. adamcarvell macrumors regular

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    hi I intend to purchase the 2014 mac mini mid range model and have 16gb ram from the start want it to last years. im looking at a monitor for one also I like the dell s2715hhttp://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/dell-s2715h?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

    however overclockers in the uk have this monitor
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-126-LG
    a black Friday deal.
    my intended purpose is only web browsing movie watching downloading etc .
    got win 7 pc with max 2gb ram so slow
     
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    Wouldn't go with the Dell, Full HD on 27" is not the greatest.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    LG. Full HD on anything over 23-24" is just awful for productivity. Pixels become so huge that text becomes rubbish.... At 27" you need 1440P instead of 1080P.
     
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    Depends on your Budget. Samsung's S27B970DS is a good display that can be ordered with a glossy coating. Iiyama's Apple Design inspired Display XB2779QS comes with a glossy Display and an attractive pricetag as well.
     
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    they both nice monitors bit out my budget though unfortunately.
    my current monitor is a hp w2007v and my eyesight isn't the greatest at my age .
     
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    Benq GW2765HT

    http://www.idealo.co.uk/compare/4556247/benq-gw2765ht.html

    Some people in forums have reported rather heavy backlight-bleeding. So, better buy from a source that allows returns for this reason.
    I would really not buy a display that blows up 1920x1080 on a 27" screen. It's waste of money - and your eyes will only get worse.
    Unless you want to use it primarily to watch videos.
    But then, you can get a 40" TV straight away...
     
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    ok thanks maybe I should stick to 24" I will have a look at the benq sell it a ballicom I can collect it from there so I should discount the dell and lg one then ?. im mainly web browsing not watching full movies just preview clips and downloading for my tv.
     
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    with my prescription in my glasses it sir 40 inches from the screen at a resolution of 1680x1050 and I can read web pages absolutely fine.
     
  12. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    A better display with higher resolution is still better on the eyes.

    My eyes are not the best either, but I don't see myself buying a 27" 1920x1080 display.
    I've always spent good money on CRT and LC displays.
    Eyes are irreplaceable, currently. So better treat them well.

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    If you can get the Benq and it's in your price-range: yes.

    Ideally, you would try the display in the store.
    If all else fails, you can bring the Mini with you ;-)
     
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    discounted the dell from my option love the Iiyama Prolite XB2779QS-S 27" AH-IPS Professional Widescreen LED Monitor - Silver/Black

    but tempted by this still
    LG 27MB85Z-B 27" ColourPrime Professional LED Monitor - Black **BLACK FRIDAY DEAL**

    both res 2560x1440
     
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    Hm. The LG actually has Thunderbolt.
    The price is unbelievable, actually.
    It costs double here.

    You have to buy it without any reviews, though.

    Could be OK, could be not.

    The Iiyama also seems to be a bit of a backlight-bleeder, from some reviews I've read.

    Interesting that there are now a couple of monitors with TB connection on the market. Seems like Apple has sold a few Minis and a couple of Pros ;-)

    If the LG doesn't have massive backlight-bleeding, it looks like it's the better display overall.
    Apple's TBD is also an LG display at its heart, IIRC.

    Whatever you chose, we would be glad if you could do a little follow-up here with pictures etc.
     
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    well I hooked up my 27" lg tv res 1920x1080 ok my win 7 graphics card is poor but I can read it ok and its a ag screen so might go for that one.
     

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