Hello DN! What monitor are you using for design ?
Now: 24-inch Apple Thunderbolt display.
Some time in 2018: 27-inch Apple Retina Thunderbolt display.
Some crummy LG's.
Work on Windows too.
.edit: huh huh huh, highest voted comment so far. I'm pleased :]
The Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor. One of the best monitors you can buy. At work I use the pre-4K variant. They also make a P2715Q which is a 27-Inch 4K Monitor. I can't recommend them enough. They come out of the factory calibrated, and the colors are spot on next to my MacBook Pro.
I have the same, I totally agree. I have one for work and home. They are great values.
I use this too!
I actually have a pair, one at home which I use with my Windows desktop (mostly to play games @ 4K) and one at work I use with my work Mac. It's the closest thing you can get to a Retina Display, save for a LG UltraFine 4K/5K.
My only gripe is the 16:9 aspect radio which is a lot less tall than what I've used to with Macs.
P2715Q here, superb quality.
It would be awesome to have a DN faq/sidebar to post answers and resources for the most frequently asked questions like this one. This is like a once a month thing.
This is something that should be updated from time to time, to see how things change. :)
Yes, it definitely should be. It could have a permanent home on the page though so that people who wonder about this could always know where to go. Also, in case it comes off as one, this is not a knock on you asking the question.
Also relavent from Marc Edwards: Mac external displays for designers and developers
The U2415 Ultrasharps, 16:10 models, great sceens! Ideally would have loved 27's at office, but no complaints here.
Dell Ultrasharp U2515H 25 inch, 2K resolution.
I'm using 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display for two and a half years. So far so good.
Work: 5k iMac
Home Office: MacBook Pro (15-inch) + LG UltraFine 5k Display
It has to be a 16:10 ratio monitor. Once you have used 16:10, you wouldn't want to go back to 16:9 ratio.
Home Office: Dell Ultrasharp U2415, 16:10. Super happy with it.
Office Office: MacBook Pro 13" Retina
EIZO ColorEdge CS230. Entry-level, color-accurate sRGB Monitor that’ll seriously make you feel like a pro.
LG UltraFine 5K Display + Dell U2713HM-IPS-LED + 15" MBP Retina Display
Dell 2515H - you can't go wrong with the Ultrasharp models
Couldn't be happier 8)
At the office: 27" non-retina iMac. At home: Dell Ultrasharp Ultrawide 29"(21:9 aspect ratio)
To be honest, sometimes it is a bit weird to switch between them. I love the horizontal space on the ultrawide, I can easily fit two apps/artboards/whatever next to each other and after that iMac feels like a square. But sometimes I feel like iMacs vertical space gives me more freedom, so I cant say that 29" ultrawide is the best option. Large 16:10 probably is the safest bet.
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS. LOVE it! I'm looking to get a second monitor that I can have vertical. Any suggestions?
Dual Thunderbolt at work. iMac 5K and dell P2715Q 4K at home
27-inch thunderbolt display
Benq BL Series 27" 4k monitor (one at home, one at office)
Love the color and profiles (100% sRGB coverage, 10-bit)
I have a pair of the Dell U2717D
iiyama Prolite XUB2792QSU 27" monitor with Macbook Pro. Does the job just fine.
I have 2x Dell U2515H monitors.
Playing around with orientation - had one landscape, one portrait for a while but now playing with both portrait.
Grabbed one of the LG UltraFine 4K Displays when it was on sale... been happy with it / recommended.
One of the Dell 27inch 2K ultrasharp ones on my workstation.
Since last December I've been using a LG 38uc99-w (38" UltraWide 21:9). It has a mild curve but it didn't take much time to get used to. I love how wide it is, hated the price but the productivity boost was worth it. I do Front-end dev and design and it's made my life easier. It's taller then a 27" Cinema Display and obviously wider. To me, text also appears to be a bit sharper and the colors are great.
Previously I've used Apple's 27" Cinema Display
The Macbook screen + 27" Thunderbold display but a LG Ultrafine 5K is on the truck over here.
Some mediocre Dell screen at work. Very curios about the LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K screens since they seem to discontinue the Thunderbolt Display.
Yep, LG Ultrafine looks nice, but the price ...
5k iMac at home
27" non retina iMac at work - surprisingly the difference is not that huge. The lack of a retina screen does make working with mobile devices harder, but otherwise it's not as huge a letdown as I'd have expected.
I got a 34" LG widescreen recently. It's lovely!
3 Asus 2560x1440 Monitors and a 1440 x 900 samsung monitor for client testing
Dell U2715h and Samsung P2370hd. The Samsung is an older model witch i plan to change with another U2715h.
I run a pair of 27" Apple Thunderbolts, as well as the built-in 13" mbp retina screen. Does the job.
AOC 27" Q2770PQU. 2560x1440p resolution. Have one at work with my MBP 15" and one at home for my Windows PC. Great display with accurate colors. Also good enough for gaming with 5ms. Only bad side is that they are quite bulky. Pretty cheap though when I bought them, but they aren't for sale anymore as far as I know. I would upgrade to a 4K monitor for my work setup but my MBP 15" can't do 4K with 60hz :(
Still the Apple Cinema Display LED (24-Inch), in lovely 16:10.
macbook pro 15" retina. But I will probably buy an additional 5K monitor like Dell UltraSharp 27"
Got these days Dell UltraSharp 27" but 2K
We just got dell Ultrasharp monitors to go with our MacBook pros and they are great. Really nice ips panels. We just have the 24" but any in that line are very good.
macbook pro 13" retina