The 5 Best Non-Apple 27-Inch Monitors For Your Mac (Thunderbolt Display Alternatives)

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UPDATE: I just published a new list: The 7 best 4K monitors for Mac and PC users (2016)

If you’re looking at this post you don’t want Apple’s own Thunderbolt Display (which is sad because I love mine; I’ve got it hooked up to my 11-inch MacBook Air and it works SO well). In any case, you’re looking for a Thunderbolt Display alternative that is either nicer or cheaper. Not coincidentally, I’ve listed some of both here. Actually, there’s really only one 27-inch display that could be called nicer than the Apple Thunderbolt Display and that’s the Dell listed below. And nicer really only refers to it’s 5K abilities rather than it’s look. Otherwise, the rest of the monitors below can be had for a much cheaper to somewhat cheaper price than the Apple Thunderbolt Display.

Also see: The 6 Best New Ultrawide Monitors (for Gaming, Macs, Streaming, Business, Budget, etc.)

Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor

This Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor is about as nice a monitor as you can get without buying Apple—it’s 5K for crying out loud! With a resolution of 5120 x 2880 you will see four times greater clarity than QHD. That means that crisp and sharp images are going to be the norm here. But by the time you’ve got features like PremierColor and speakers ...

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