Colin Woods Posted October 11, 2013 Share Posted October 11, 2013 Hi All I am about to to take the big step and replace my old (2003) Windows XP computer with an iMac. I wanted to avoid the iMac screen because I had read that its very bright, very reflective and hard to calibrate. I had pretty much settled on the 21.5" iMac with the Asus PB278Q as a monitor. A bit of interweb searching showed me a few forum posts that said that external monitors do not work well on the thunderbolt iMac. My questions, then are 1. Will the Asus PB278Q work via the thunderbolt port. My instinct says that it will and that the people who had troubles were trying an older monitor on a new Mac, but can anyone confirm this? 2. How do you get on with the 27" iMac screen? Does anyone use it for photo work? Photo work is pretty much all I use my computer for - I don't play games, use it for streaming video (if you could see our broadband speed here in rural Quebec you would see why). Are the three complaints against the iMac screen (too bright, too shiny and hard to calibrate) real issues? If the iMac screen is good I could just get the 27" iMac and not bother with the second monitor. 3. If I do decide to go down the 21.5" iMac + 27" monitor route, how is the Asus? Does anyone have any experience with it? What others can you recommend? It has to be 27" or more and I have a maximum of one thousand dollars to spend. Looking forward to some learned replies Cheers Col Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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