9 comments

  • Johannes Siipola, 3 years ago

    Good points about keeping eye on the PPI if you want a external "Retina" display. Only monitor I feel like is missing is the 24" Dell P2415Q. It's the monitor I got to go with my Retina MacBook Pro and desktop PC. At 185 ppi it works perfectly well with both MacOS and Windows 10 in 200% scaling mode.

    4 points
    • Marc Edwards, 3 years ago

      That sounds good for Windows. If you’re running 200%/2×/Retina UI scale, you’re getting an effective resolution of 1920×1080 points. Probably means the Mac UI is a bit bigger than normal? That could be a good thing. It’s tough to balance readability and real estate though.

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  • Adam T.Adam T., 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    Surprised it's not a blank page with an Amazon affiliate link to the Dell UH2515H - Incredibly solid monitor, great glare coating (imo), under $325 shipped Prime. Not quite retina but still a very nice resolution for the screen size. Have one at work and one at my home workstation.

    https://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2515H-25-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00SPWPF1O

    3 points
  • Charlie PrattCharlie Pratt, 3 years ago

    Consistently the most useful, informative, and reasonable advice for designers on the web. Thanks for all you do, Marc.

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  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, 3 years ago

    Thanks Marc. I just went through a similar evaluation process. The chart in your post is extremely helpful, as it eliminates half of displays for non-retina work.

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    • Marc Edwards, 3 years ago

      Yeah! It also shows that you can’t have big and Retina right now, especially if you don’t have a 2016 MacBook Pro. And even then, the 5K LG displays aren’t shipping. We’re definitely in the middle of a transition.

      After doing the research, I think there’s a chance I might buy a non-Retina display. Maybe.

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