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Old Mar 8, 2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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Monitor Recomendations Under $500

Ok so love to get the NEC, Lacia, $1000+ stuff but is no way can do it right now. I need something under $500 even under $400 better.

I am running a MBP 13" i5 2011 model. I need external monitor to connect to. I am doing Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography editing and retouching on it. I like to keep around 24" as had an iMac 2008 model that was 24" and seemed good size. I have ColorMunki to calibrate with.

What do you guys have or recommend that wont break the bank?
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 11:23 AM   #2
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Check into samsungs or check this list of other threads on the same subject: http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&c...%3Akuv1aq0hily
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 11:27 AM   #3
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Dell and HP have some good, yet inexpensive IPS displays. For the best colors, you definitely want something else than TN panel and IPS is one of the best. Take a look at their web sites.
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 01:35 PM   #4
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I am also looking for a monitor in the same price range for my 15' MBP. Any good monitors out there that have a couple USB ports like the cinema display?
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 02:22 PM   #5
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I am also looking for a monitor in the same price range for my 15' MBP. Any good monitors out there that have a couple USB ports like the cinema display?
Dell U2410 for example
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 02:31 PM   #6
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Ok so love to get the NEC, Lacia, $1000+ stuff but is no way can do it right now. I need something under $500 even under $400 better.

I am running a MBP 13" i5 2011 model. I need external monitor to connect to. I am doing Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography editing and retouching on it. I like to keep around 24" as had an iMac 2008 model that was 24" and seemed good size. I have ColorMunki to calibrate with.

What do you guys have or recommend that wont break the bank?
I paid $550 (w/shipping) for my silver 23" Cinema Display on eBay a couple years ago - if you don't have to have the latest & greatest, you might want to look into that option. If you can stand a slightly smaller display, I've seen the 20" of the same series at considerably lower prices (under $300).
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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Dell U2410 for example
This ^^^ It's my next purchase once I recover from my upper end '11 MBP 15". It sucks that it went up $50 in the last week.
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 03:52 PM   #8
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24" Display

http://www.cinemaview.com/product/cinemaview-24-display
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 08:08 PM   #9
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That's a highly overpriced TN panel. It doesn't even work with 10.6.5 or.10.6.6 (even says that on the website at the bottom, the screen flashes). Albeit, it has the best non-apple design, considering it copies apple. But don't buy that, i'd get the dell, they're great!
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 08:17 PM   #10
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Why not get a Samsung 2333T, it is a nice cPVA panel in it and is only $150
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Get a used/refurbished 24" ACD. Best bang for your buck.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 05:05 PM   #12
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Why not get a Samsung 2333T, it is a nice cPVA panel in it and is only $150
iBook might be a good monitor for time being till get more money saved up for something else. Its $169 locally. I think I'll try it out. Set it up, calibrate it, see who it works.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 07:21 PM   #13
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Just got the Dell U2410. I highly recommend it!
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 04:04 PM   #14
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Just got the Dell U2410. I highly recommend it!
I wanted to get this one, but $169 for Samsung 2333T cPVA monitor 23" will do for now. Maybe few months or if good deal comes along on some of the $500+ monitors Ill upgrade.

I used colormunki to calibrate it, so far so good.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 05:00 PM   #15
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Hi saw this thought I'd through it out there, have no experience with it, but specs look good. Looks good and under 500.

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=Oy0p29rrVbfjJOle

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-119-_-Product

BTW the way have both 24 and 27 ACD's and Dell U2410, and would say the Dell U2410 is a great monitor and can't go wrong with it. Love my ACD's for coding and text display, but Dell way better for color work.

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Old Mar 24, 2011, 02:10 PM   #16
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I agree the Dell UltraSharp 24" good monitor. but I went with something not TN, and 23" Samsung 2333T worked out well for $169. Ill deff keep eye out for 24" Dell sales, and when get some more money will upgrade. But aleast got something for now to edit on.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 03:24 PM   #17
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used 23" Apple Cinema Display, i think still the best looking cinema display

or if your lucky a 24" Apple Cinema Display
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