1. rcgottlieb's Avatar
    I'm basically going to use the MBP as a dev machine for iOS and possibly macOS development. I'm getting 4k to for the best representation of the iOS simulation for location of various objects on the iPad/iPhone screen.

    I looked at the two LG monitors that Apple presented and rejected them because I believe I can do better for the money via a different interface (adapting display port to USB-C for example), or maybe another USB-C monitor.

    So I'm putting it out there folks: What is the best monitor to buy? The main specs: 27", 4k, USB-A (3.x) ports on the back for some peripherals (external drive, maybe a hub of some kind). I have a wired keyboard and wired trackball I'll be using as well, though they could plug into the hub I eventually buy. I'd like to spend < $800 if possible.
    11-01-2016 03:45 PM
  2. Ziich47's Avatar
    I know benq and dell make some affordable 4k monitors
    11-06-2016 09:19 AM
  3. IvanKaramazov's Avatar
    The Dell 4K monitors generally have good reviews. For what it's worth, if you want a retina-quality pixel density at 4K, you probably want a smaller monitor like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Monitor-...mUvbUpU2847205. If your preference is for the 27", then Dell makes a similar one in that same line that is well reviewed.
    11-06-2016 01:38 PM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    I know benq and dell make some affordable 4k monitors
    Agreed, i would have a look at those. Benq make some incredible gaming monitors with 1ms lag/response.
    11-07-2016 03:11 AM
  5. Ziich47's Avatar
    I am also in the market for a 4k monitor and i have been looking at 3. The dell P2715q, the asus pb279q and the lg 27ud68. All are under 500, however you will also need a usb c to display port cable which is under 50 dollars on monoprice
    11-09-2016 07:28 PM
  6. 05GT's Avatar
    Ok this might be a dumb question. But why not just use a 4K television. They can be had for $279 and up currently. Best Buy has a 40" Samsung UHD television that I wanted to grab.

    Samsung 40" Class (40" Diag.) - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV Black UN40KU6290FXZA - Best Buy
    12-16-2016 05:38 PM

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