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What to buy?
The apple thunderbolt display is old.
Old as my machine (mbook pro 2011).
So they both work nicely together, especially with the thunderbolt connection. Could also hook up some external drives and have that running fairly fast through it all.
Used/refurbs goes about as much as the alternative:
A 4K dell monitor.
Not the same connectors, less money spent on the brand-tax, but resolution-wise it's pretty futureproof.
What would you pick?
as much as i like apple product. i wouldn't buy their monitor.
Other than "OH It's Beautiful!" the stats just don't justify the price.
by a lot. (i'm ok with by little)
To me i care about colour more than resolution. I don't do video... I think that's the only instance that matter?
T-bolt display has 16.7 million colours and roughly 70 - 81% Adobe RGB.
Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor - UP2414Q
1.07 Billion colors
Adobe RGB 99%, sRGB 100%
Depends on what you care about i guess.
I like to have extra colours...
- Well... dell's got 4k and more colour... and cheaper...pango
- Apple's got simpler cable management... and glass screen....pango
- Yeah. Had one at work. Glass is a bitch.Peter
- That UP2414 only got 3.3 stars at Amazon. Ok, Amazon, but still...Peter
- Not sure what kind of performance I get with a 2011 macbook connected through the displayport. It just seems I get a little smoother workflow with the bolt. OrPeter
- ...I might just be blinded by that apple.Peter
- Dell -> minidisplayport. Would work. But can this old piece of junk I have play with that resolution all smoothlike?Peter
- I don't know about UP2414Q. I have U2413 24" Monitor with PremierColor. Absolutely love it.pango
- :\ I work with graphics and photos that doesn't move much... i don't really pay attention to the smoothness.pango
- Mini display, Display port 1.2, HDMIpango
- I have 2011 MBP as well. I just don't know about the smoothness...pango
The mb pro I have (2011) can't handle 4k.
It can, but only with certain monitors, and only at 30 hz.
And, it seems, certainly not with 1 billion colors.
So you guys recommending that...how are you getting your monitors to work? Pango, you said you have the same (2011) mbp.
- I don't have the 4k monitor...pango
- Do you need 4k?pango
- My bad. What with the q and the other replies I assumed you did. Don't need 4K. Colors would be nice. Still a bit undecided tho. Thunderbolt is pretty neat. EspPeter
- ecially because I plan to hook up a few peripherals. Put the thunderbolt to use as the mbp is old, and a lot of spread extras over regular usb take up resourcesPeter
- Depends on which model you want. they all have several USB3 ports. if that's good enough.pango
- mbp (2011) doesn't suport usb3. Those have to go through thunderbolt for that kind of data bandwidth.Peter
- ya i don't even have TB. I think i got the one model before you're.pango
any recommendations on new 4K monitors around $500?
Amazon has me comparing these two at the moment...
Samsung EU590 UHD-QHD 28" (TFN)
Dell Ultra HD 4k P2715Q 27" (IPS)
anyone here use a 4K monitor?
Apple displays are chunky, glare and are ridiculously priced even for an Apple product. You can get a better eizo for half that money
Other than that, can a 2011 MBP drive a 4k display?