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Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 23, 2022 02:59PM
Any displays here that you'd consider for replacing a 2015 iMac 5K 27-inch?

LG Ultrafine 4K display
$700 (Apple store online)

Samsung S80A 27” display 4K UHD
[smile.amazon.com]
$300

LG 32UP83A-W 31.5 Inch Class UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Monitor with AMD FreeSync, DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C, Tilt/Height/Pivot Stand – 2021
[smile.amazon.com]
$550

LG 27UN850-W Ultrafine UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display, VESA DisplayHDR 400, sRGB 99% Color, USB-C with 60W Power Delivery, 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design, Height/Pivot/Tilt Adjustable Stand
[smile.amazon.com]
$480



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 23, 2022 03:05PM
I replaced mine with a 2020 5K iMac. ;)

worth a look: [www.rtings.com]

Id prob go 32" personally. Maybe a Dell.





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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: hal
Date: March 23, 2022 03:06PM
This is the one time I miss the big box electronic stores - it's hard to know which is best when you can't compare side by side in real life....
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: Gareth
Date: March 23, 2022 03:37PM
Guess it depends what you want out of the new display.

An iMac's 5k display is really showing an effective (and sharp) resolution of 2560 x 1440.

So, if you get a 4k 27", you're either showing a 1:1 3840 x 2160 resolution and everything will be smaller, but you'll gain "more space". Or, you use it as a "retina" display, showing 1920 x 1080p, in which case, everything will be bigger, but you'll have "less space". Or you use it at 4k resolution and you can scale up what you need to appear bigger.

I think Apple has spoiled us with the 5k retina displays, because there just aren't that many equivalent choices in standalone monitors.

If it was me, I'd go with the LG 5k monitor.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 23, 2022 03:59PM
This seems good

ASUS ProArt Display 27" Monitor PA278CV - WQHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, 100% sRGB, 100% Rec. 709, USB Hub, USB-C, DisplayPort Daisy-chaining, HDMI, Eye Care, Height Adjustable
[www.amazon.com]
$369



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 23, 2022 04:02PM
Dell P3221D 32" (31.5" Viewable) WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) 60 Hz HDMI, DisplayPort, USB IPS Monitor
[www.newegg.com]
$520



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: hal
Date: March 23, 2022 04:08PM
2560 x 1440 is not 4k and is not a replacement for a 5k iMac screen - your new setup will kick ass, but won't 'look' as nice.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 23, 2022 04:09PM
So no displays under $1000 will be somewhat equivalent?



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 23, 2022 04:10PM
Guess it depends what you want out of the new display. 100% this. Im spoiled by the 5K. Have have a 4K 27" dell next to my 5K iMac... just not quite the same

So now you are going from 5K to what I would call "standard" -- same screen as a 2010 27" iMac.

As long as you don't think you will miss the 4K, sure.

LG 5K is crap. everyone agrees. My needs might be diff, but I would want 32" 4K, with HDR, PCI3, etc, and some good blacks.





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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 23, 2022 04:16PM
Nice & big... I don't know how picky the client will be.

[www.amazon.com]

ASUS ProArt Display 32” 1440P Monitor (PA328CGV) - QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, 165Hz, 95% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB/Rec.709, Calman Verified, USB-C Power Delivery, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.1 Hub, C-clamp



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: Gareth
Date: March 23, 2022 04:25PM
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decay
So no displays under $1000 will be somewhat equivalent?

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jdc
LG 5K is crap. everyone agrees.

Well, that's a bummer, since on paper, it's the only equivalent display to a 5k iMac, outside of Apple's Studio Display.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 23, 2022 04:28PM
If I went 32", which I'd really like to do, it would have to be 4K.

4K minimum would be more accurate, but I doubt I'd spend the money for a good >4K monitor.






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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: hal
Date: March 23, 2022 04:29PM
Knowing how picky the client is going to be is really important. The $499 4k version of one of those monitors looked decent (although I've never seen one): [www.amazon.com]

You can save the client a lot of cash with a standard 27" monitor if that is good enough - best to find out.

I've got a 2017 27" imac sitting next to a $200 standard 27" screen. SIde by side, the difference is clear, but many eyes won't know the difference otherwise.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 23, 2022 04:52PM
I might consider this as a true 5K upgrade... 32'' 4K, with Tbolt.

The LG 27UN850 always gets decent reviews, as well as the Pro Arts.

Since its not for you, Id stick with 4K, coming from a 5K, don't think 2K will give them the sharpness they are used to.

[www.amazon.com]





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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: March 23, 2022 05:09PM
None of them are as nice as the iMac screen. The unique construction of the LCD panel UV bonded to the outer glass in the iMac provides a picture that cannot be duplicated with either a matte or glossy 5k display.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: datbeme
Date: March 23, 2022 05:33PM
I have the discontinued LG27UK850, and it's great, but if I was coming from a 5k iMac, I imagine it would be a letdown. The average person won't notice the difference, but if you're used to razor sharp text, it's just not the same.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: AllGold
Date: March 23, 2022 05:33PM
I'm in agreement that if I were going 4K+, I'd want it to be at least 32".

I have no idea how various 3rd party monitors handle the "retina" effect of using a one half effective resolution. Would they be sharp or blurry? I have no clue.

I'm getting old and my eyes suck, but I suspect for 4K at full resolution I would want a 38" monitor.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: rz
Date: March 23, 2022 05:40PM
I do 4K on a pair of 32" LG monitors. Took a bit of customizing Finder windows, icon sizes and web pages, but it works for me.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: clay
Date: March 23, 2022 06:30PM
I have a 27" 4k that I really like (it's an HP display). Was about $500 in the summer of 2020. Folks talk about 27" not being an appropriate size for 4k, but I have found that it works quite well for my needs. I don't recall needing to change any icon sizes, text sizes, etc. I previously had a 27" iMac.

I've got a Mac Studio ordered and hopefully here within a month that I expect to swap out for the M1 mini currently in place.

For someone that's picky, probably the studio display is the best pick for a monitor that will look great and will just work. It's just unfortunate that there are not really any truly comparable options otherwise available. Avoid the LG 5k--tons of issues with those.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 23, 2022 07:29PM
Here's the problem: There's a budget cap.
They are replacing two 27-inch iMacs.

There are no M1 iMacs larger than 24", and those are not M1 Max or better. Outlook is fuzzy on larger M1 iMacs.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 23, 2022 07:43PM
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hal
Knowing how picky the client is going to be is really important. The $499 4k version of one of those monitors looked decent (although I've never seen one): [www.amazon.com]

You can save the client a lot of cash with a standard 27" monitor if that is good enough - best to find out.

I've got a 2017 27" imac sitting next to a $200 standard 27" screen. SIde by side, the difference is clear, but many eyes won't know the difference otherwise.

That looks pretty good going by the specs.

ASUS ProArt Display PA279CV 27” 4K HDR UHD (3840 x 2160) Monitor, IPS, 100% sRGB

$500



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 23, 2022 07:49PM
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decay
Here's the problem: There's a budget cap.
They are replacing two 27-inch iMacs.

There are no M1 iMacs larger than 24", and those are not M1 Max or better. Outlook is fuzzy on larger M1 iMacs.

Yeah, tuff. I have yet to post about replacing my 2014 27" iMac just a week ago -- it died. RIP.

I *think* I want a studio, but struggling with screen, cost, OS, and fact that 64 GB models are 10-12 weeks out. (I need 64 GB)

So to solve it all, got a refrub 2020 iMac. 8 core i7, 1 TB SSD, 8 GB 5500XT, $1800. Addded 64 GB ram $250. Can even go to 128 GBs. More than enough of a jump over my 2014... and maybe a year or so from now... a studio + screen.





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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: March 23, 2022 08:29PM
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decay
Here's the problem: There's a budget cap.
They are replacing two 27-inch iMacs.

There are no M1 iMacs larger than 24", and those are not M1 Max or better. Outlook is fuzzy on larger M1 iMacs.

Yep, and they discontinued the last 27" Intel now. I have about 120 27" iMacs I need to replace. They were supposed to be on a 4 year rotation and we are now into year 4 on the newest ones and year 7 on the oldest. I REALLY need a 27" M1 Pro or Max or Ultra.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 23, 2022 08:32PM
[www.macrumors.com]

When we might see an updated larger-screened version of the *iMac* is unclear. Display analyst Ross Young initially predicted a June launch, but he later said that his sources had mixed up the *iMac* Pro and the Apple Studio Display, and that he no longer believes an *iMac* Pro is coming in the summer.

9to5Mac has said that Apple is not working on a larger-screened iMac at all, while Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes it could come out in 2023. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has also said that there's an *iMac* Pro coming, but he has not given a specific launch timeline.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 23, 2022 09:30PM
The new Studio Display is way overpriced when compared to an iMac with the same size display. Sadly, no other manufacturers thought 6K was a reasonable/desirable standard. The only other 'retina' display in about the same size is the somewhat overpriced Dell UP3218K ($3700).

If you have the space, one other option is a 65" 8K TV ($2500 or more), but AFIAK there is no Apple computer that will easily drive one. None have a HDMI 2.1 port. Apple again seems to be pointedly ignoring an accepted standard.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: hal
Date: March 23, 2022 11:11PM
If the point is to replace a 2015 27" iMac AND there is budget constraint, you should walk away from the Studio and take a hard look at the mac minis. They start at $699 instead of $1999 so you'll have a lot more budget for a nice screen. THe minis will whip the pants right off of the imac - even if it's an i7.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 23, 2022 11:24PM
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hal
If the point is to replace a 2015 27" iMac AND there is budget constraint, you should walk away from the Studio and take a hard look at the mac minis. They start at $699 instead of $1999 so you'll have a lot more budget for a nice screen. THe minis will whip the pants right off of the imac - even if it's an i7.

Unless you really need more than 16 GB of ram, like I did.

I say replace with 2020 refurb iMacs. Not sure the models you have, but Base 6 core models start at $1299 with 8/256.

[www.apple.com]





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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 23, 2022 11:34PM
I have the Asus ProArt display bought last year for my M1 Mini and it's not as nice as my 2010 iMac.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: btfc
Date: March 24, 2022 12:10AM
Some interesting info on Apple’s thinking re: monitors in this review of the new Studio Display:

[arstechnica.com]


LG UltraFine 5K 27”

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: March 24, 2022 06:46AM
It's very hard to source good LG displays right now. Very long back-orders.

I've been recommending Dell 27-inch ultrasharps for designers. UHD, not 4K.

4K at 27 inches makes for tiny text/icons and if you use Apple's pixel-doubling options, you lose screen real-estate.

For those doing video with multiple displays, the 4K seems to fit into the workflow a little better.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: March 24, 2022 08:43AM
I just swapped my 27" iMac for a laptop setup with this Dell monitor. I'm pleased with it. Take a look.

Dell 27" USB-C Monitor S2722DC




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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 24, 2022 10:59AM
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CJsNvrUrly
I just swapped my 27" iMac for a laptop setup with this Dell monitor. I'm pleased with it. Take a look.

Dell 27" USB-C Monitor S2722DC

I have the same next to my 2020 5K iMac, but 4K, 2721Qs

[www.dell.com]





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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 24, 2022 12:15PM
The average person won't notice the difference


Maybe not in the short term, but that could easily be different after long term viewing.

Maybe they won't be able to articulate the difference, but going back to 2K from 4K might be really apparante to even an average person.

I remember seeing an Apple 30" Cinema Display with its 101dpi.

My 23" ACD's dpi was 98, but it looked sharper than the 30" who's pixels looked like they were spaced via a colander.

Some of us might need 'computer' glasses for 4K on a 27" display, but I think it could be worth it.

I'm just ready for a 32" display.






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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 24, 2022 12:18PM
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jdc
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hal
If the point is to replace a 2015 27" iMac AND there is budget constraint, you should walk away from the Studio and take a hard look at the mac minis. They start at $699 instead of $1999 so you'll have a lot more budget for a nice screen. THe minis will whip the pants right off of the imac - even if it's an i7.

Unless you really need more than 16 GB of ram, like I did.

I say replace with 2020 refurb iMacs. Not sure the models you have, but Base 6 core models start at $1299 with 8/256.

[www.apple.com]

At first, they said "no refurbs," but I assured them full warranty, quality, etc. Plus AppleCare is available.

I recommended this one:

[www.apple.com]

Originally released August 2020
27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display; 5120-by-2880 resolution with support for one billion colors
3.8GHz 8 core 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
True Tone technology
32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory
1TB SSD
1080p FaceTime HD camera
Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory
Magic Keyboard
Magic Mouse 2
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 24, 2022 12:43PM
Seems overkill, what do they do? Im running full Adobe CC and tons of browser tabs.

I skipped the 5700XT, no video or gaming, and went with the 5500XT = $300 savings

and DIY ram. its a 30 second install. 64 GB is just over $200 if you bargin basement, $250 for name brand. Mine was $1799 -- 3.8 8 core, 8 Gb ram, 1 TB, 5500Xt. Just over $2K with the ram. Because I can, will prob bump to 128 GB. I did hit swap the other day...

FWIW, mine came with Big Sur installed, downgraded it to Catalina.





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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: datbeme
Date: March 24, 2022 09:14PM
Anyone else a little angry that this whole stinking thread is about there still being no decent 5k display? We've moved from finding a display to discussing refurbs. That's fine for now, but what about 6 months from now?

I know it's a tiny market, but LG introduces new displays on a regular basis. With the 27" iMacs gone and the Studio Display falling short of expectations, let's hope they finaly roll out a new, updated model that blows the doors of the Studio Display from a value standpoint.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 25, 2022 04:34AM
We have to make due with what the rest of computer users use... 4K.

Studio display is fine, good ol fashioned iMac 5K display... without the iMac. Problem is they priced it out of reach. $1199 or 1299... maybe. Cause lots of high quality 4Ks are close to $1000.

And making a 27" 5K M1 Max iMac is gonna be a no go. It would cannibalize studio + screen sales. They overlap.

Why buy a studio + screen for $3600 when I can get an identical imac for $3000? Or really any price less.

Maybe there still is an iMac pro coming. Still seriously doubt it. With an M1 Ultra, so has to *start* at *least* $5000. Prob more. Or again, cannibalizes Studio Ultra + screen sales.

So then why buy an iMac pro for $6000 when I can get a studio ultra + studio display for less...

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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 25, 2022 06:44AM
I’m looking at used/“refurb” Thunderbolt displays.

At least they look good!



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: March 25, 2022 08:10AM
Couldn’t you just use the old iMacs as displays for the new Macs?



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: clay
Date: March 25, 2022 08:29AM
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Couldn’t you just use the old iMacs as displays for the new Macs?

No
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: clay
Date: March 25, 2022 08:33AM
For $500, you can have a decent 4k 27" display that will work well with the Mac Studio. I know my needs and workflow aren't the same as everyone's, but I'd be hard pressed to put *any* money towards an intel machine at this point. Software that still isn't 100% M1 optimized will get there. For about $2500 (base studio + 27" 4k display), you get a computer that will last far longer into the future, is much more powerful than the "equivalent" iMac, and you have a display that looks really good and can be used with computers for 10 years into the future. It's not 5k, but I don't think that there has been even one time where I've missed my 27" iMac screen compared to the 27" 4k that I've got.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 25, 2022 09:29AM
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Couldn’t you just use the old iMacs as displays for the new Macs?

Not since the 2014 model, IIRC. I couldn’t use my Late 2015 iMac as the display for my M1 mini.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: March 25, 2022 09:38AM
Apple giveth and Apple taketh away…

Yet another example of Apple removing a useful feature that they once provided.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 25, 2022 11:29AM
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clay
I know my needs and workflow aren't the same as everyone's, but I'd be hard pressed to put *any* money towards an intel machine at this point.

And there in lies the rub. MANY 27" iMac users are not "basic" users. They weren't cheap. Sure, they started at $1800, but no storage. and still have to DIY ram.

base Studio isnt enough for 95% of my clients. 32 GB ram seems nice, but its not enough. 512 GB is OK, but its not enough. For me, My dropbox library is 120 GB on my local drive, with triple that online only. My email is POP, 100+ GB.

But everyone I know (designers) who use 27" imacs have blasted the ram to 32, 64 and more (now that ram is cheap) and they run 2 or more screens. I run 3.

M1s haven't had that capability until 3 weeks ago.

And now that we are ready... 10-12 weeks for a 64 GB/1/2 TB Studio.





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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: Gareth
Date: March 25, 2022 12:03PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Harbourmaster
Couldn’t you just use the old iMacs as displays for the new Macs?

Not since the 2014 model, IIRC. I couldn’t use my Late 2015 iMac as the display for my M1 mini.

Ah, so when the iMacs went to 5k screens, the "iMac as a monitor" feature went away. Which makes some sense, since it was probably harder to implement with 5k, or may have caused user confusion since not all computers then could run 5k monitors.
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: March 25, 2022 02:58PM
why are people still on POP email in 2022?

Dropbox and cloud-based storage are a mess with internal drive space.

32 GB should be enough RAM on a Mac Studio for most graphic designers who aren't editing video.



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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: clay
Date: March 25, 2022 03:15PM
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decay
why are people still on POP email in 2022?

Dropbox and cloud-based storage are a mess with internal drive space.

32 GB should be enough RAM on a Mac Studio for most graphic designers who aren't editing video.

And even those who will be editing video (like me). Plenty of benchmarks show little to no difference between 32 and 64gb RAM on the Studio.

I think the base Studio will be a really nice machine. I've got one of them on order (actually, the slightly spec-bumped model with more GPU cores, otherwise stock).
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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 25, 2022 05:45PM
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decay
why are people still on POP email in 2022?
Dropbox and cloud-based storage are a mess with internal drive space.
32 GB should be enough RAM on a Mac Studio for most graphic designers who aren't editing video.

I get hundreds of emails a day, with attachments. and send out just as many. One computer, never need to get emails anywhere else but right here. Im able to archive email locally, which can be critical for reference. email is kind of my filing cabinet for communication. Think my host is 10 GB on limit?

DB is fine if you manage it. Once I finish a project, I make it online only. Easy, and takes but a minute.

Benchmarks cant show working in more than one app. Life doesn't work that way.

32 GB is not enough. 64 GB isnt enough on my intel iMac... not doing anything special right now, hitting swap. In my old imac with 32 GB of ram, that would be 15-25 Gb of swap:







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Re: Display for a Mac Studio replacing a 27" iMac
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 25, 2022 10:06PM
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clay
I think the base Studio will be a really nice machine. I've got one of them on order (actually, the slightly spec-bumped model with more GPU cores, otherwise stock).

That’s the way I will go, if I decide to upgrade from the M1 mini.



It is what it is.
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