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Which of these two 4k monitors are superior?

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Dell Ultra HD 4k P2715Q
http://amzn.com/B00PC9HFO8

BenQ BL2711U UHD 4K
http://amzn.com/B00RORBPEW

I recently decided to upgrade my home monitor to a 4k display. I've done a bit of research on the best 4k IPS monitors (under $700) and boiled it down to these two.

I work as a front-end web developer and do 90% of my work at the office, but I could potentially work from home in the future. Mostly though, I'd be using it for media, movies, and the web on my macbook pro at home. I also don't play any pc games. Aside from aesthetics these monitors seem identical to me and I can't seem to decide which to choose. The BenQ is newer so there's not much in the ways of reviews/comparisons for it.

So any thoughts?
Edited by darkedge1212 - 3/1/16 at 9:22pm
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If you will use Premier or any other products of Adobe . . . i suggest getting a bigger monitor. Like 40 in or higher. Text too small and I am not sure if they've fixed the scaling . . .



Mine is 28 in.

EDIT: Nerwer Macbooks have thunderbolt. Consider that too.
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I've read that the scaling on OSX as of late is pretty good. So I'm hoping that won't be an issue with the 27"

My macbook pro has an HDMI port so I that should be compatible with the 4k/60hz monitor as far as I know.
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I've read that the scaling on OSX as of late is pretty good. So I'm hoping that won't be an issue with the 27"

My macbook pro has an HDMI port so I that should be compatible with the 4k/60hz monitor as far as I know.

Yes, that HDMI will work. If you can go to a store with these monitors, I suggest you see them in person and test. Bring your Mac with you to test.

EDIT: not sure about the 60Hz but even 30Hz will work out fine. Double check your Mac's graphics card specs.
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BenQ BL2711U UHD 4K has 100% rgb - so it must have full chroma 4.4.4.

there is a manifest file on the net for up scaling adobe progs. - I have a 40'' and yet still to small biggrin.gif

Why not a tv ? look at my 4k set - tv sets are always cheaper than comp purpose screens - still an ips panel, still good for games, full chroma and hdmi and i get all the extras, size and dual purpose. thumb.gif
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Dell Ultra HD 4k P2715Q
http://amzn.com/B00PC9HFO8

BenQ BL2711U UHD 4K
http://amzn.com/B00RORBPEW

I recently decided to upgrade my home monitor to a 4k display. I've done a bit of research on the best 4k IPS monitors (under $700) and boiled it down to these two.

I work as a front-end web developer and do 90% of my work at the office, but I could potentially work from home in the future. Mostly though, I'd be using it for media, movies, and the web on my macbook pro at home. I also don't play any pc games. Aside from aesthetics these monitors seem identical to me and I can't seem to decide which to choose. The BenQ is newer so there's not much in the ways of reviews/comparisons for it.

So any thoughts?

I would (and do) recommend the Dell because it has a less grainy screen surface. Aside from the grainier screen surface (it's just as 'light' and low haze - but has a bit of a nasty texture) the BenQ also uses overly aggressive pixel overdrive even under its optimal setting. It yields stronger overshoot than the BL3201PT/PH to the extent that it could prove an issue even for your uses. Performance of both screens is quite comparable elsewhere, although the BL2711U seems to have a bit of a sag in its gamma curve (2.3 average) whereas the Dell hits the spot for 2.2 rather well. Interpolation performance for 1920 x 1080 is also very poor on the BenQ whereas its rather good on the Dell.

You do get the ambient light and proximity sensor on the BenQ as well as some extra ports and FreeSync capability, but for core performance the Dell is superior. And cheaper.
Edited by PCM2 - 3/1/16 at 11:41pm
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