Which monitor for Xcode Dell U2515H or U2715H

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  1. gig macrumors newbie

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    Which monitor is preferable to use with Xcode on MacBook Air model Early 2014 - Dell U2515H or U2715H?
     
  2. Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    That is a tough question for us to answer. Either monitor should be fine for Xcode on that computer. The 27" is larger but this is really a personal choice. :rolleyes:
     
  3. gig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I know that it is an individual apperception. Let's clarify the question:
    Is the text too small on 25" monitor with 2560x1440 resolution without scaling?
     
  4. ra004e macrumors regular

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    This will really depend on your eye site. I find it just fine to code with ( Have used to on macOS, Windows, Ubuntu to code with), but with my focal range 21-24" are my sweet spot, 27" monitors are to big for me. So this really has a lot to do with your eye site in regards to the scaling question. Other points though with U2515H. Wonderful anti-matte coating ( best coating in my opinion ). Very good color reproduction and contrast. IMO best monitor out there if you can't do 4k. Good luck.
     
  5. Chancha macrumors 6502a

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    25" for 2560x1440 is quite demanding in terms of pitch depth, if it is just used for general computing like web site browsing and video watching, I think it is fine. However:

    I myself was considering between 25" and 27" a few months ago, UP2516D vs UP2716D. Did a side by side comparison in a Dell shop, and decided that 27" is the bare minimum for this resolution, so I ended up buying the 27". They only had Windows on the demo computers so perhaps Mac OS could handle UI scaling a bit more decently, but after a few months of usage of the 27" there are time I find text being fuzzy or UI elements in professional apps being too small, and I keep the monitor at most only 2 feet away. I can't imagine dealing with the 25" in this regard, and I guess for coding usage your case will be even more demanding.
     
  6. Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    Do you see what I mean gig? There is no right answer to a question that is as subjective as yours. Even with your clarification individual preferences cloud the issue. I am shopping for similar hardware as well. You may have noticed that the equipment reviews on the Internet are similarly inconclusive.

    "Yes, it will be perfect for you" and "No, it would be completely inadequate" are both false until you check! If you look through these forums you will find myriad versions of both answers to this question and similarly subjective requests.

    In a case like this, we can only tell you what we prefer. Suggestions are great sometimes but in a case like this you really need to check it for yourself. Shucks, if you can't decide after looking at at the two monitors then you can always default to the big one. If you have the bucks, just take Chancha's path.

    I know that my friend Ripley would because she is the one who said:

    "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." :rolleyes:
     
  7. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this is very subjective. I work in text editors all day, and I ended up with a 32-inch monitor running at 2560x1440. I strongly suspect that if I were to operate on a smaller screen I'd have to up-size all of my fonts, make windows larger, etc. If my eyes were 40 or even 20 years younger, I imagine that a smaller monitor wouldn't be a problem.
     
  8. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    In my opinion, the 25" is pretty good. I've used the Dell P2416D. However I sit pretty close to my monitor (50cm/20").

    Recently I replaced it with a very cheap 4K monitor, the Samsung U28E590D. With cashback, it was 350 euros (about $370). I like this even more, because you can scale it any way you like.
     

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