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External Monitor
Rob Dicker, Photographer
Lake Villa | IL | USA | Posted: 3:34 PM on 09.28.16
->> I am going to see if the collective hive mind of sportshooter.com can help point me in the right direction.

I've got a MacBook Pro 15 inch with a retina screen that I use at my home office and while working from my car/office.

When at home I like to have an external monitor that I can use (to stream Netflix) or use for website devo or picture editing. The problem is the screen that I have come nowhere close in contrast or color to my bright shiny pretty retina screen.

So either I spend a ton of money on a really good quality screen or buy another cheapy one.

Can anyone suggest a good inexpensive monitor that will come somewhere close to a retina display?
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Paul W Gillespie, Photographer
Annapolis | MD | USA | Posted: 4:38 PM on 09.28.16
->> I just picked up this HP 27"XW IPS screen at Costco for around $180. So far I like it. The base is not as strong as I would like and there are no height adjustments either. I may buy an adapter to hook it up to a swivel wall mount. I guess that is why it is so inexpensive. https://www.amazon.com/Discontinued-HP-Pavilion-Backlit-Monitor/dp/B00TQQN4...
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Scott Bannick, Photographer
Fort Collins | CO | United States | Posted: 7:04 PM on 09.28.16
->> I have been using a Dell P2715Q 27" 4K monitor with my 15" retina Macbook Pro when I am at home. The Dell has been a great monitor that works great with the laptop. It is not the least expensive option but worth the investment.
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Paul DiSalvo, Photographer
Highlands Ranch | CO | United States of America | Posted: 8:26 PM on 09.28.16
->> I've been real happy with my Dell too. I've had several of the older Ultra-Sharp series and they are easy to be had on local Craigslist. I used to use one with my MacPro, MBP and now connect to an iMac. You might need an adaptor depending on how you connect, especially for larger ones.
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 9:23 PM on 09.28.16
->> The Dell UltraSharp U2715H gets good reviews: http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-27-inch-monitor/

I don't have my hands on one yet, but the plan is to start rolling these out as our standard 27" display at the paper next month.
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Rudy Hardy, Photographer
Houston | Tx | USA | Posted: 11:56 AM on 09.29.16
->> The monitor that Paul suggested above is excellent. I have two of them and purchase them at Costco last month for $169.00 each.
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 11:38 PM on 10.02.16
->> will they also work with the Mac Air?
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Rob Dicker, Photographer
Lake Villa | IL | USA | Posted: 7:49 AM on 10.03.16
->> I ended up getting a Dell S2415H - a high gloss screen and boy, it looks darn good.
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Scott A. Schneider, Photographer
Minneapolis | MN | USA | Posted: 7:44 PM on 10.25.16
->> Does anyone own a Samsung 28" 4K UHD? I'm looking for a new monitor and saw this one at Costco.
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Duane Burleson, Photographer
Sterling Heights | MI | USA | Posted: 9:25 PM on 10.25.16
->> Thought I would add my 2 cents to this thread about a monitor I recently purchased.

Bought an Asus PB258Q WQHD 25-inch monitor that is great to edit my images on, with the extra resolution when connected to my MacBook Pro 13-inch. I am very pleased with this monitor. It has an IPS LED-backlit panel that provides 117 pixels per inch (PPI) and has 2560 x 1440 resolution. It is 100% sRGB. I also calibrated it with a Spyder 3 Pro and can hardly detect a change when switching back and forth from the sRGB setting and the Spyder 3 Pro calibrated setting. It has displayport, hdmi, dual-link DVI and D-sub connections. There is also a 27-inch version. 3 year panel and 3 year case warranty.

Duane Burleson
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Duane Burleson, Photographer
Sterling Heights | MI | USA | Posted: 9:28 PM on 10.25.16
->> It was $300 at Micro Center.
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 12:17 AM on 10.26.16
->> Scott...

The native resolution of the Samsung is 3840x2160 which is 50% higher than Duane's Asus and Apple's Retina display. While that is good, it may be overkill depending on your graphics card. If the card can't pump out that resolution you won't get it. That would be like buying a race car that is throttled not to go over 55 mph.

Also, what are you hooking it up to? A desktop or as an extension monitor for a laptop? If a desktop and the card is capable you will have a good match. However, if it to be a laptop extension, then you'll be using the same graphics chip and resolution as the laptop's screen. The extension will take on the traits of the laptop screen even though it is capable of higher resolution.

You also need to research the quality specs for the monitor, meaning edge-to-edge/corner-to-corner even illumination and color balance. High-end monitors like the EIZO brand are uniform throughout. Lesser screens can be bright in the middle and dim along the edges or have the middle perfect color and another part of the screen have a color cast.
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Scott A. Schneider, Photographer
Minneapolis | MN | USA | Posted: 11:57 AM on 10.26.16
->> Doug and Duane -- thanks for the comments.
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