New Monitor for MacBook Pro 14″ w/ M1Max CPU

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  • Bud James
    Bud James
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    on: October 23, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I have a new MacBook Pro 14″ with M1Max CPU, 64GB RAM and 2TB SSD on order. It should arrive in about 3 weeks. I traded my 1997 iMacPro 8-core in for reduce my out of pocket cost.

    I have the LG 27″ 5k display that Apple sells as a second monitor and it works great. I was considering get another one of these to complete a dual monitor workstation set up for my MacBook Pro. I calibrate my monitors with a 6 year old ColorMunki.

    The Eizo ColorEdge CG319X is looking interesting after briefly considering the Apple Pro Display XDR (very briefly). I used to own an Eizo CG24″ display before switching back to Macs about 20 years ago. It was a great monitor as Eizo is a professional standard around the world.

    Does any one have an recent experiences with Eizo 4k monitors on recent Macs that they care to share with me? I was curious how it working with Monterey OS and USB-C to DisplayPort adapter?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

    Regards,
    Bud James

    Please check out my fine art and travel photography at http://www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto

    Kevin Raber
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    Re: New Monitor for MacBook Pro 14″ w/ M1Max CPU
    Reply #1 on: October 23, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Bud,  I use two LG %k monitors on my set up and intend to stay with them when my new MacBook Pro MAx shows up Nov 10.  They serve me well.  At the Studio I use a BenQ 32 inch and it is a great monitor aimed at photographers and reasonably priced.

    Here is a link from a recent article on the site about Eizo. https://photopxl.com/eizo-ch247x-monitor-review/ 

    I am really looking forward to this new MacBook.  I’m expecting big performance.

     

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Bud James
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    Re: New Monitor for MacBook Pro 14″ w/ M1Max CPU
    Reply #2 on: October 24, 2021 at 4:41 am

    Bud,  I use two LG %k monitors on my set up and intend to stay with them when my new MacBook Pro MAx shows up Nov 10.  They serve me well.  At the Studio I use a BenQ 32 inch and it is a great monitor aimed at photographers and reasonably priced.

    Here is a link from a recent article on the site about Eizo. https://photopxl.com/eizo-ch247x-monitor-review/ 

    I am really looking forward to this new MacBook.  I’m expecting big performance.

     

    Hi Kevin.

    Thanks for your comments. Reviews that I’ve read of the BenQ have not really been great although the monitors are relatively affordable. Most complaints have been manufacturing variability and uneven illumination of the display. I am willing to spend more since the display is critical and gets more use than my cameras.

    After my new MacBook M1ProMax arrives, I will use my LG 27″ 5k display as my main monitor to get my system set up. I might just buy a second one of these as they are readily available and affordable.

    Regards,
    Bud James

    Please check out my fine art and travel photography at http://www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto

    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: New Monitor for MacBook Pro 14″ w/ M1Max CPU
    Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Most complaints have been manufacturing variability and uneven illumination of the display. 

    And: https://community.adobe.com/t5/video-hardware/benq-sw2700pt-owners-profile-and-calibration-issues/td-p/9264591?page=1

    And uneven illumination or purity isn’t an attribute anyone needs!

    You get what you pay for when dealing with high(er) end reference displays. Stick with Eizo or SpectraView if you can.

    Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management" (pluralsight.com)

    Alain Briot
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    Re: New Monitor for MacBook Pro 14″ w/ M1Max CPU
    Reply #4 on: October 25, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    https://photopxl.com/eizo-ch247x-monitor-review/

    It is heads and shoulders above the LG 27″ 5k display sold by Apple (I tried it).

    Author of Mastering Landscape Photography and 3 other books.
    http://www.beautiful-landscape.com
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    Bud James
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    Re: New Monitor for MacBook Pro 14″ w/ M1Max CPU
    Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    I ordered the Eizo CS2740 4k after speaking with Eizo directly. It is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I will use this along with existing my LG 27” 5k. It should be a sweet set up once my MacBook Pro 14” M1ProMax arrives in a week.

    Thanks to everyone for your comments.

    Regards,

    Bud James

    Please check out my fine art and travel photography at http://www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto

    Alain Briot
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    Re: New Monitor for MacBook Pro 14″ w/ M1Max CPU
    Reply #6 on: November 16, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Congratulations. Great choice.  Since you have 2 monitors you can use the same external calibration device for both of them.

    Author of Mastering Landscape Photography and 3 other books.
    http://www.beautiful-landscape.com
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    Bud James
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    Re: New Monitor for MacBook Pro 14″ w/ M1Max CPU
    Reply #7 on: November 16, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    My new Eizo CS2740 27″ 4k monitor is awesome. I have it connected to my aging iMacPro.

    My new 14″ MacBook Pro M1Max is supposed to arrive this Friday. If it does, I know what I will be doing this weekend 🙂

    Here is a view of my current set up. I will be replacing all of the 2×4 fluorescent fixtures with dimmable LED pocket lights in the suspended ceiling of my basement. My basement if fully finished and is a walkout so to the right of my desk are all glass French doors which face the woods in my back yard.

    With Covid, working from home has been fine with this set up.

    Regards,
    Bud James

    Please check out my fine art and travel photography at http://www.budjames.photography.

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