New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

"Best" Monitor in the $1000 range?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Dieter3

 
Member Since: May 17, 2011
Posts: 64
Dieter3 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacPro 5,1 - 2 x 3.46GHz, 128GB; MacPro 1,1 - 2 x 3GHz DC, 32GB; PowerMac 7,3 - 2 x 2GHz PPC, 8GB

Dieter3 is offline
Ladies and Gents,

Looking for monitor advice.

Recently attempted to connect a Dell UP3214Q UHD monitor to a MacPro 5,1 w/NVIDIA QuadroK5000 - no problems! Monitor drives just fine, BUT only at 30Hz, which works, but meh.....it should do 60Hz. Might have been able to live with it but....

When attempting to change resolutions, the monitor dies. Had to hook up a second old VGA monitor to manipulate the Dell back into the 4K resolution! LAME.

Sleeping - won't wake back up. O.K., I'd read about this. I could maybe get around that, but not being able to change res. on the fly is a no-go.Too bad, the 4K is truly magnificent otherwise.

Had thought about going with the ASUS that uses the same IGZO panel inside the Dell, and apparently it WILL run 60Hz in MST mode that the Dell apparently lacks. Anybody try one of these on a NOT 2013 MacPro?

Anyway, the $$$$ powers-that-be have decided to forget the whole 4K route and go with tried and true since Dell is accepting the monitor for a full refund. We do have a few of the Apple 27" displays around, and we find them to be quite nice really -

but looking for any other recommendations on a $1000.00 range monitor that compares to or exceeds the Apple 27". Love to hear your recommendations!!

Thanks all.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 26,343
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
If you got a $1000 budget...the 27" Apple Thunderbolt monitor seems a great choice to me. It has some nice convenience features. Such as

- built-in speakers
- if you use it with Apple laptops...they can get their power directly from the monitor (no external laptop power supply...MagSafe...needed).
- built-in camera & microphone

You can get a 27" Dell monitor (same resolution) that I think uses the same IPS display panel...and costs less ($700-$800)...but you do lose some of the convenience features of the Apple display.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Itunes icon | Magic Trackpad. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?