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Help choosing a good 27-32" monitor for regular usage (not gaming).

Wek 491 38 September 3, 2016 at 11:30 AM
As the title says, can someone recommend a good monitor for $500 or less? I am not a gamer but may play WoW casually. I will be connecting the monitor to my macbook pro all the time for school work and watching videos (netflix, etc.). I plan of connecting a tv tuner to it to watch cable tv.

Also, would you guys recommend going for a 4K or a high refresh rate monitor? I dont plan to upgrade the monitor for a long time. My last 24" Dell monitor lasted me 10 years, still works but had to leave it behind.

Thanks.

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I'd get a dell u2715h personally.
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Unless you need accurate color reproduction for photo or video editing, you don't need to spend nearly that kind of money. Just use reviews at Amazon as a guide and think about things like whether you prefer glossy or matte.

I mean, look at this. [http] That's an IPS panel for $140.
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Unless you need accurate color reproduction for photo or video editing, you don't need to spend nearly that kind of money. Just use reviews at Amazon as a guide and think about things like whether you prefer glossy or matte.

I mean, look at this. [http] That's an IPS panel for $140.
I dont need near perfect color reproduction but it would be nice to get a monitor that has great picture quality since I see this purchase as an investment for a long time. If possible I would like to spend as little as possible and I am open to suggestions.
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Last edited by Wek September 3, 2016 at 10:56 PM
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I dont need near perfect color reproduction but it would be nice to get a monitor that has great picture quality since I see this purchase as an investment for a long time. If possible I would like to spend as little as possible and I am open to suggestions.
In that case, check out Monoprice's house branded monitors [monoprice.com]. I don't have one myself, but I remember good things about them. When they launched, they were made with LG panels that were not quite up to scratch for Apple's displays, but still very good. That may have changed.
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