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Best monitor for 15" MacBook Pro

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone...

 

So I am currently in the market for a new monitor to pair with my 2018 15" macbook pro. I am looking for reccomendations and am stuck between two types of options. 

First and foremost, I'm looking for a monitor that's greater than 1080p. I have a 1080p monitor, and when I hooked it up to my Macbook pro, it was blurry and pixelated (probably because I'm used to the 3kish display on the actual macbook)

 

So that leaves me with two other options that I've been exploring. 

 

  • An Ultrawide 1440p monitor.
    • The only issue and concern I have with this is that it will still not be as crisp/sharp as a 4k monitor.
  • A not-ultrawide 4k monitor. 
    • This would give me the crispness I'd like, and I don't NEED an ultrawide monitor.

 

Do any of you have some insight or reccomendations? My price-point is around 400 bucks (can do a little higher if its worth it) and I'd like something 27" or bigger. One other thing, I'd really like Thunderbolt 3 compatability so I'd only have to use one cord for everything. I'm just a little lost with the whole process, so if anyone has insight on 1440p vs 4k sharpness I'd really appreciate it. 

 

Thank you :)

 

 

 


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5 minutes ago, ConiferousJelly said:

Hi everyone...

 

So I am currently in the market for a new monitor to pair with my 2018 15" macbook pro. I am looking for reccomendations and am stuck between two types of options. 

First and foremost, I'm looking for a monitor that's greater than 1080p. I have a 1080p monitor, and when I hooked it up to my Macbook pro, it was blurry and pixelated (probably because I'm used to the 3kish display on the actual macbook)

 

So that leaves me with two other options that I've been exploring. 

 

  • An Ultrawide 1440p monitor.
    • The only issue and concern I have with this is that it will still not be as crisp/sharp as a 4k monitor.
  • A not-ultrawide 4k monitor. 
    • This would give me the crispness I'd like, and I don't NEED an ultrawide monitor.

 

Do any of you have some insight or reccomendations? My price-point is around 400 bucks (can do a little higher if its worth it) and I'd like something 27" or bigger. One other thing, I'd really like Thunderbolt 3 compatability so I'd only have to use one cord for everything. I'm just a little lost with the whole process, so if anyone has insight on 1440p vs 4k sharpness I'd really appreciate it. 

 

Thank you :)

 

 

 

I use a pair of these with my Macbook Pro at the office and they are fantastic! I highly recommend them.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2718Q-27-Inch-Monitor/dp/B073VYVX5S/ref=asc_df_B073VYVX5S/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=319019434242&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=121694266097584159&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031046&hvtargid=pla-524802317983&psc=1 


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BTW i was using a dock to connect the monitors to my laptop. should be ok to direct connect.


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Server:-

Dual Xeon E5-2680 v1  | SuperMicro X9DRW-3LN4F+ Server Board | 64GB ECC DDR3 1600Mhz | 7 x Intel DC Series 500GB SSD's | SuperMicro SuperChasis SC119TQ-R700WB 1U | Redundant 450w Gold rated PSU's | ESXi 6.7

 

Laptop:-

2018 15 inch Apple Macbook Pro Touchbar with 16GB Memory and 256GB NVMe

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, ManyCoresGuy said:

BTW i was using a dock to connect the monitors to my laptop. should be ok to direct connect.

Can I ask which dock you use? That monitor looks really sweet, but would need a dock to achieve what I'm looking for.


Main Rig 1: Intel Core i5-6600k | Cooler Master Seidon 120V Liquid Cooler | Asus Z170-AR | Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR4-2400 | Inland Professional 480GB SSD | WD Blue 1TB HDD | Zotac GeForce GTX 960 4GB | NZXT S340 White | Corsair CX 600W PSU | Windows 10 Pro | PCPartPicker Link |

Main Rig 2: Intel Core i7-6700k | CRYORIG H7 Air Cooler | EVGA Z170 FTW | Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4-3200 | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB SSD | EVGA GTX 1070 FTW | NZXT S340 Elite Matte Black | Corsair RM 750x PSU | Windows 10 Pro | PCPartPicker Link |

Laptop: 2018 15" MacBook Pro | 2.6GHz 6 core i7 | Vega 20 GPU | Mac OS Catalina 

 

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