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.
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.
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.
117PPI, 25-inch, 99% sRGB… you’re right. That’s a great choice.
I have the same Dell UH2515H monitor - couldn't be happier!
If you are thinking about getting a new monitor, have a look at this in depth review http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2515h.htm
Consistently the most useful, informative, and reasonable advice for designers on the web. Thanks for all you do, Marc.
Thank you! :) Hopefully I get time to finish the 10s of drafts I‘ve started.
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.
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.