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Here is link from 2022 before it disappears. My 2020 MacBook Air M1 is still rocking. Not sure if G88 migrated to FoP. I'm still thankful for this.


I'm used to my 27" 5K iMac. While the 13" Air is excellent as time goes on I'm finding it more difficult to edit on that screen. A few weeks is OK but I'll be using it for two months next year. USB-C ports make it external monitor compatible. I'm OK to buy a monitor in Europe. We plan to go back in 2025 so I will see if I can leave it there. If we don't then oh well.

I'm considering getting a 21 to 24" 4 to 5K monitor that won't cost me an arm or a leg in case we don't make it back in 2025. I realize it will not be inexpensive. I'm just starting to do some research. I've read some good things about the Dell Ultra Sharp line. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

There is a Worten and a FNAC close by and I'm not sure what they carry but they seen to carry most major brands. I bought my Air at Worton. I'm not asking to do any store research. What monitor would you look at faced in this situation? I need to be able to keep up with those excellent photographers in the Wild Birds of Europe thread.
 
I went on Worten’s site and used translate. There are some very reasonably priced monitors. One line being the Dell Ultra Sharp line. Don’t know much about them but I’ll head to Best Buy and check them and others out.
 
I use a Samsung 50" The Frame...... On a Mac mini.. I'm never going back to a shitty small computer monitor ..........
 
lol....... My iMac got 10 years old and took forever to process images so a 50" screen and a Mac mini gave me back the speed and visuals a person needs to not be cursing at the computer all the time lol
When I bought the R6II I had to replace my old 2009 Mac Pro. It was tweaked to its limit and it couldn’t do the R6II files, so I also bought a Mac Mini. An M2 pro. Very powerful. I’m very happy with it. And with the relatively small screen it’s a perfect combo for me. Although I am playing with the thought of getting a 24” iMac as well. For the bedroom.
 
When I bought the R6II I had to replace my old 2009 Mac Pro. It was tweaked to its limit and it couldn’t do the R6II files, so I also bought a Mac Mini. An M2 pro. Very powerful. I’m very happy with it. And with the relatively small screen it’s a perfect combo for me. Although I am playing with the thought of getting a 24” iMac as well. For the bedroom.
Yes the Mac mini is an amazing powerful computer. and it scales through HDMI to any panel displaying text and images correctly. I love it.
 
Yes the Mac mini is an amazing powerful computer. and it scales through HDMI to any panel displaying text and images correctly. I love it.
That’s actually why I purchased my NEC 24” monitor last year: scaling problems. When my old NEC monitor died, I first bought a Eizo 27” monitor but couldn’t get the old Mac Pro to scale it properly. So I returned it and got the 24“.
 
I would advise that a 2560 x 1440 monitor be no smaller than 27" diagonal, or that a 4K monitor be no smaller than about 40"...simply because the dpi value of text displays makes text too small to read easily unless you have young eyes, or your O/S software makes it easy for you to set text size display >100%.
 
Wow. And here I am still using a 24” monitor… :peepwall:
same here. still sporting 24" and probably my preferred when it comes to computer use. 27" seems too large for my computer work needs and I am usually all about bigger screens. If I mainly play video games on the computer then I may reconsider.
 
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