New Monitor Recommendations please!

Started Aug 18, 2021 | Questions
RussGold New Member • Posts: 11
New Monitor Recommendations please!

Hey all,

I'm retiring my 23" Mac Cinema screen... Trusted companion for 15 years at least. It's not powering up and the local shop can't get parts.

Sooooo, What's the current fave out there? I'm a dedicated hobbyist on the cheap.



Rocking a Sony A7Rii, Sony 55mm 1.8,  and Tamron 17-28

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lightandaprayer Veteran Member • Posts: 5,227
Re: New Monitor Recommendations please!

If you do a forum search (you can narrow it down to the Mac subforum. . .)  you will find a variety of recent threads on the subject.  There are specific display recommendations and pertinent tech info (compatibility, etc.).

Saint 112 Senior Member • Posts: 1,916
Re: New Monitor Recommendations please!

There are constantly new models and people have different needs and preferences. I bought a HP Pavilion 32 QHD 32-inch a couple of years ago: it fullfils my needs and was in budget.

You should start with defining your own specs, hence answering some basic questions:

  1. Which size? It depends on your prefs, on the real estate you have, etc.
  2. Which resolution? I had before a QHD (2560 x 1440 px) 27" that was quite good but everything looked too small. For my new one I chose the same resolution but larger and now I have a confortable sight.
  3. As a photographer I guess the image quality is trivial: you'll look for the best you can afford.
  4. Do you play games? Gamers need extremely high end specs to avoid ghosting. If you don't play it's useless for you and you can cut costs.
  5. Do you need built-in camera, microphone, speakers?
  6. Do you need a USB hub?
  7. Do you need to be able to orient the screen vertically?
  8. Do you need to change the height?

I answered 'no' to questions 4 to 8 and it dramatically cut costs.

According to your answers you need to look for benchmarks and choose the one that will suit you.


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