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Ask DN: Best vertical monitor alongside an iMac 27"?

3 years ago from , Product Designer @ Dribbble / Maker

I'm looking for a vertical monitor to pair with my iMac. I had another thunderbolt display but it took way too much real estate on my desk.

Any designers/coders have a preference or recommendation?

12 comments

  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, 3 years ago

    I just bought this http://amzn.to/24oZHx4 and I don't understand why people are still getting the Cinema Display.

    7 points
    • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

      Perhaps they have better taste.

      2 points
      • Nik RajpalNik Rajpal, 3 years ago

        Yes the housing of the cinema display does look better, but at what price? Given that the likelihood of a new model release is increasing, purchasing the current cinema display is more and more a bad idea.

        6 points
        • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, 3 years ago

          Then you upgrade to new one (if the release a new model), what's the problem?

          1 point
          • Nik RajpalNik Rajpal, 3 years ago

            I'm not certain, but doesn't the Cinema Display cost 3 times as much as a 4K dell monitor? Unless you're swimming in money, it seems wasteful to buy a Cinema Display now.

            8 points
      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 3 years ago

        Perhaps they have better taste.

        more likely a matter of brand loyalty than taste.

        0 points
      • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, 3 years ago

        I like sharp fonts, and I can run this as a giant retina screen. Screw the "taste", this is a neat monitor.

        0 points
  • Matt WrightMatt Wright, 3 years ago

    Not sure of the practicality and I don't have experience with it, but I stumbled across this the other day: http://www.duetdisplay.com/

    Grab an iPad Pro, a mount or stand, and that could potentially be one heck of a workstation.

    3 points
    • Kuanysh BayandinovKuanysh Bayandinov, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

      Used it along the iPad Pro. It’s not worth it. Don’t expect native resolution.

      EDIT: However, to make it clear, I’ve grabbed the device just for that set up. If you already own the device, grab the app, it’s quite alright. If you aim to purchase iPad just to use it with Duet, better check someone’s installation first. Your mileage may vary though, as for me it was important to have non-static content there.

      4 points
  • Kuanysh BayandinovKuanysh Bayandinov, 3 years ago

    @Andy, I’d grab the P2415Q as it’s quite affordable and of good quality. Putting it in vertical position alongside 5k should be good enough to separate CLI and browser window.

    3 points
  • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, 3 years ago

    Can't go wrong with Dell UltraSharp series. Best price/performance displays for sure.

    0 points