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Ever since I got the retina macbook pro I literally cant stand the sight of my monitor, things look really ridiculous. So I'm in a hunt for a better display.

Anything 24+ inch on the market with "high resolution" ? I'm looking at something like 24 inch 2560x1400 or even higher. Something that I can do 200% DPI scaling is awesome.
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There shouldn't be that big of a change, considering you're supposed to view a computer monitor from farther away than you would a laptop. You won't be finding any monitors better than 1920x1200 at 24".
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There shouldn't be that big of a change, considering you're supposed to view a computer monitor from farther away than you would a laptop. You won't be finding any monitors better than 1920x1200 at 24".

I see. Well I definitely see considerably worse sharpness. Is there a reason that the manufacturers don't do higher resolution displays?
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Unfortunately I'm not aware of anything like that yet ("Retina" display desktop monitors). We probably will see some of that soon or next year sometime. What monitor are you using right now? If it's a TN panel that might be part of the problem. Honestly nothing available yet will look as good as the Retina display on your MacBook Pro. AnandTech said this themselves in their review that the display had spoiled them and all desktop monitors paled in comparison (paraphrase).
Edited by Ben the OCer - 10/26/12 at 5:02pm
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Unfortunately I'm not aware of anything like that yet ("Retina" display desktop monitors). We probably will see some of that soon or next year sometime. What monitor are you using right now? If it's a TN panel that might be part of the problem. Honestly nothing available yet will look as good as the Retina display on your MacBook Pro. AnandTech said this themselves in their review that the display had spoiled them and all desktop monitors paled in comparison (paraphrase).

I'm using an ASUS PA238Q, it's IPS but the problem is not color reproduction or viewing angles (which IPS does well), it's the sharpness. I hope that these companies get these "retina" desktop monitors ready soon, it's so frustrating working with a desktop now!
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Unfortunately I'm not aware of anything like that yet ("Retina" display desktop monitors). We probably will see some of that soon or next year sometime. What monitor are you using right now? If it's a TN panel that might be part of the problem. Honestly nothing available yet will look as good as the Retina display on your MacBook Pro. AnandTech said this themselves in their review that the display had spoiled them and all desktop monitors paled in comparison (paraphrase).

I'm using an ASUS PA238Q, it's IPS but the problem is not color reproduction or viewing angles (which IPS does well), it's the sharpness. I hope that these companies get these "retina" desktop monitors ready soon, it's so frustrating working with a desktop now!
Well then there's not much you can do right now. I'm guessing the Retina craze will move to the desktop next year, at least I sure hope it does. Desktop resolutions have been stagnant far too long and haven't moved passed 2560x1600 in a long time (besides the occasional professional monitor that is crazy expensive and older tech that is no longer sold like the IBM T221). Apple is putting competitive pressure on tablet and laptop manufacturers and it's only a matter of time till they move to desktop monitors and all-in-one computers. Maybe even others will get their first but who knows. I was expecting them to release Retina iMacs this year but I guess the tech isn't quite there yet or they are taking a competitive break. Next year should be really interesting in the tech industry.
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How much money are you willing to spend...

I've seen/used a setup with 2x 27" monitors at 4k res, but it's cheaper buying a Porsche wink.gif
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The highest PPI consumer panels right now would be a 27" 2560x1440 LCD which is 108.79 PPI versus your 23" at 95.78 PPI. That's not a huge difference though so it might not even be noticeable. Still, I'm sure you could definitely benefit from the increased desktop space.biggrin.gif Honestly I would just wait it out and see what is on the horizon. Not to give doom and gloom but I found this article kind of interesting:
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/130605-where-are-all-the-high-resolution-desktop-displays
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post #9 of 11
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108 ppi won't do any good. I'm expecting twice as much as what we're getting now on 24 or 27 inch monitors (to run at 200% DPI scaling and keep the same workspace). I think we have to wait until Apple makes some retina iMacs.
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Is this what you want: http://www.amazon.com/IBM-T221-22-2-3840x2400-Monitor/dp/B00006HS5R ?

I don't understand why this monitor (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2711-27-inch-Widescreen/dp/B0039648BO) with half the DPI is the same price.

After being spoiled by a retina display (which is same distance from my eyes as my external monitor) I can't wait for lower cost high DPI LCD's to hit the market. In the mean time... I'll just try to sit back further, or only limit myself to the retina display for code-a-thons.
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