Help with monitor...narrowed down to these 3

Community Beginner ,
Dec 21, 2020

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Hey Everyone, 

 

I was doing some research and these three monitors are within my budget of $700 (my job covering it).

 

I will be doing day to day work on the monitor but also photo and video editing. I've got a Macbook Pro 2020 I'll be connecting to these. 

 

Wanted to get your thoughts on three monitors...

 

ViewSonic VP3268
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0731LYY9P?tag=photomonitor-20&th=1

 

BenQ 32 inch PD3200U

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-PD3200U-Designer-3840x2160-DualView/dp/B01MY142C0/ref=as[…]0&linkId=50ac...

On the Ben Q the price jumps if I choose Thunderbolt 3 and Mac ready. Not sure what Mac ready means.

 

Dell U2720Q UltraSharp 27
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1547779-REG/dell_27_u2720q_ultrasharp_4k.html/overview

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Help with monitor...narrowed down to these 3

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Hey Everyone, 

 

I was doing some research and these three monitors are within my budget of $700 (my job covering it).

 

I will be doing day to day work on the monitor but also photo and video editing. I've got a Macbook Pro 2020 I'll be connecting to these. 

 

Wanted to get your thoughts on three monitors...

 

ViewSonic VP3268
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0731LYY9P?tag=photomonitor-20&th=1

 

BenQ 32 inch PD3200U

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-PD3200U-Designer-3840x2160-DualView/dp/B01MY142C0/ref=as[…]0&linkId=50ac...

On the Ben Q the price jumps if I choose Thunderbolt 3 and Mac ready. Not sure what Mac ready means.

 

Dell U2720Q UltraSharp 27
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1547779-REG/dell_27_u2720q_ultrasharp_4k.html/overview

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* I've only briefly looked at the specs of each monitor, so please double check everything listed below.

 

Ideally as you have a Mac that has Thunderbolt 3 ports you want a monitor that connects directly with a thunderbolt 3 cable.

The more expensive BenQ does. The cheaper one does not support Thunderbolt 3 and you would need an adaptor and cable to convert from Thunderbolt3/USB-C connector to Display Port. I do this when taking my MacBook Pro 2020 to a facility that has Display port monitors. This works fine. (I use an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Displayport adaptor and a standard Display port cable)

The Dell Monitor supports Display port over USB-C - so this should work as well - though again you need the right cable - check one comes with the monitor. Sometimes they don't.

The Viewsonic also supports Display port so it too would require a Thunderbolt3/USB-C  to Display Port either via an adaptor and cable.

As too brands - I'm partial to Dell as they have always been rock solid for me but the others are fine too. As too size - I like bigger. However for much of my work I have a 27 inch sitting next to the Macbook Pro and this works fine. Though I like to have the Mac on a stand so it sits level with the 27" and also use a full size external keyboard and mouse.

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