Best display for Mac and where to get it


Jun 10, 2005
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My trusty iMac has failed after eight years solid use and three house moves. Not worth repairing - fortunately I backed up.

I will get a Mac Mini, as that's more easily transportable.

The question is: what display/screen?

I have been told that panels identical to the Apple displays are available under other brands, and are cheaper. I'm thinking 27-inch or so. Does anyone have any experience of alternatives to the Apple screens, and any idea where they are available in Singapore?

Thanks.

Tim

(cross-posted in Pentax forum)
 

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I know this is not a specifically Pentax question, but you guys are all experts on everything, so …

My trusty iMac has failed after eight years solid use and three house moves. Not worth repairing - fortunately I backed up.

I will get a Mac Mini, as that's more easily transportable.

The question is: what display/screen?

I have been told that panels identical to the Apple displays are available under other brands, and are cheaper. I'm thinking 27-inch or so. Does anyone have any experience of alternatives to the Apple screens, and any idea where they are available in Singapore?

Thanks.

Tim

(cross-posted in Equipment (Other) forum)
 

obfuscate

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Does anyone know if Mac Mini come with Retina display as an option?
 

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No, Retina 5k display was just introduced to iMac 27" last month. Apple Thunderbolt display has not been updated.
 

sunnycamera

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haha, your thread moved to digital darkroom forum, which means it hardly will been seen and answered later. ;)

anyway, hope TO find out his answer soon.
 

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haha, your thread moved to digital darkroom forum, which means it hardly will been seen and answered later. ;)

anyway, hope TO find out his answer soon.
Well, mustn't argue with the enforcers of forum discipline!

But yes, the thread is now destined to near-total obscurity.
 

NikonG

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Actually i was thinking of getting mac mini and a good display monitor too haha.

Dell 5k is a whopping SGD2.5k which in my opinion too expensive, might as well go straight into retina imac.

I was looking at Dell U2713HM previously and now theres a new model that replaces U2713HM call U2715H.
Maybe TS can take a look at these 2 monitors. I believe both monitors are under SGD900.
 

daredevil123

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Actually i was thinking of getting mac mini and a good display monitor too haha.

Dell 5k is a whopping SGD2.5k which in my opinion too expensive, might as well go straight into retina imac.

I was looking at Dell U2713HM previously and now theres a new model that replaces U2713HM call U2715H.
Maybe TS can take a look at these 2 monitors. I believe both monitors are under SGD900.
They are not replacements for each other. The U2713H and U2713HM are 2 separate models. Here is a site that points out the differences.
http://us.hardware.info/reviews/468...d-is-so-2012-dell-ultrasharp-u2713h-a-u2713hm

I am using the HM myself and it is more than capable. HM cost around $750 nowadays, and the H costs around 900.
 

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NikonG

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They are not replacements for each other. The U2713H and U2713HM are 2 separate models. Here is a site that points out the differences. http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4689/9/14-wqhd-monitors-group-test-full-hd-is-so-2012-dell-ultrasharp-u2713h-a-u2713hm I am using the HM myself and it is more than capable. HM cost around $750 nowadays, and the H costs around 900.
Ohh cause I see from other forums they are mentioning U2715H is sort of like a "replacement" for U2713HM :)

By the way, sorry guys the Dell 5k display monitor is USD2.5k not SGD2.5k, my bad! >.<
 

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