I can get discounted offers on Dell monitors through my work, and am currently considering a Dell P2717H monitor, and would like to hear some thoughts from those who have 27" screens connected to their laptops.
The primary reason for the upgrade, is a long & convoluted story regarding ports, and my desk. The short of it, is that a new monitor with a HDMI out, as well as DVI/DisplayPort etc., will make my life easier.
I can either get another 24", or spend $190 and go for the 27"…
I am primarily text focused, in other words, Scrivener/Word/PDFs (lots of PDFs)/emails/browsing etc.
Not much photos/videos. No gaming.
I currently make plenty of use of Spaces, and have my 15" MBP up on a stand, as a secondary screen to my 24".
1.) Considering I have plenty of windows/applications open at any given time, is the step up in size from the 24" to 27" noticeable?
Will it make it more likely/possible to have two full-screenish-sized application windows side-by-side on the 27"?
2.) Considering my usage – is it advisable to rather look at the next line up? Something like the U2715H?
Some reviews seem to suggest the Ultra option might be better for text/documents, others say the one I am interested in will be fine.
But that’s ignoring the several reviews I have seen that suggest that for 1080p, the ideal size remains a 24", and anything bigger, is going to see text looking less than ideal on a 27" monitor…
So I’m understandably betwixt and between!