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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Hi Mac Pro users

Just wondering what monitor you use for your work and what monitors good for Video, picture editing or any animation work.

Since you are the best people to ask as a professionals.
I use mac mini i7 2012 model, I have Dell Ultra-sharp 24 inch at the moment it is second one (replacement), it is getting same as first and it is not true black(edges) when complete dark picture. near to basel is whitish, it is bit annoying.
What I would like monitor has other than great picture quality, USB ports, not bulky look. good if has integrated camera and HDMI. Something not too expensive maybe around £250 or $350

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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Apple Thunderbolt Display.
EIZO monitors
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can you recommend any particular NEC or EIZO monitors. in lower price range than Apple monitors
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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NEC MultiSync PA271W - $weet spot for a quality 27in monitor, But you need to save $ so you could get a PA241W - 24in
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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I use two 30" monitors from HP for many years now. Excellent quality, model LP3065.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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. Something not too expensive maybe around £250 or $350
Can you use a two monitor set up? One way may be to keep the Dell Utrasharp and go about the same size for a second monitor.

Top quality display and large size is going to bust your price constraint.

Even still, NEC P or PA series (e.g., http://www.necdisplay.com/p/desktop-monitors/p232w-bk ) or any of the Ezio stuff is out of range.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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A $2000+ monitor is "not too expensive". 2K is about a 471% over the price point being outlined as around the budget. Not even more Mac Pro users are in that zone.
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A $2000+ monitor is "not too expensive". 2K is about a 471% over the price point being outlined as around the budget. Not even more Mac Pro users are in that zone.
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Hi Mac Pro users

Just wondering what monitor you use for your work and what monitors good for Video, picture editing or any animation work.

Since you are the best people to ask as a professionals.
I use mac mini i7 2012 model, I have Dell Ultra-sharp 24 inch at the moment it is second one (replacement), it is getting same as first and it is not true black(edges) when complete dark picture. near to basel is whitish, it is bit annoying.
What I would like monitor has other than great picture quality, USB ports, not bulky look. good if has integrated camera and HDMI. Something not too expensive maybe around £250 or $350

thanks at advance
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:41 PM   #11
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Apple 24 Inch LED Cinema Display
Apple 27 Inch LED Cinema Display..

Unless you can find a way to convert thunderbolt's signal to say, Mini-Display-Port, then this monitor is not possible with the current Mac Pros.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:20 PM   #12
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I have been really happy with Eizo FS2333 lately. 10-bit HW calibrate-able LUT, 4ms GtG response, 1000:1 contrast, 0.8ms input lag, very uniform, 99% sRGB Eizo W-LED. Great default color profile. Better with i1 Pro. $400.00 US. Only 1920x1080 though.
http://www.photoreview.com.au/review...or#Full_Review
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:57 AM   #13
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1080 in a 23" is just perfect IMO. At that point if more screen real estate is needed then either go 32" or get a second monitor. Just my opinion...

I agree with most here. The makers EIZO, NEC are tops! HP and DELL are second up. LED backlighting is better than not. And I dunno anything about Apple monitors. I know they got busted awhile back selling 6-bit displays as full color IPS displays in a bait and switch type scam. That was enough to put me off even considering them for monitors.

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I use a Dell U3011 and absolutely love it for photography. I've also had good experiences with some of the other Dell IPS panels in the past.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:09 AM   #16
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NEC MultiSync PA271W - $weet spot for a quality 27in monitor, But you need to save $ so you could get a PA241W - 24in
indeed, they are awesome Monitors with big M
Unfortunatly, Im just after uni, and got very little cash for a monitor, Can you recommend anything cheaper. I got Dell Ultrasharp U2412Mb it is reasonable monitor but there backlight leaking is annoying sometimes on dark pictures. I thought maybe I will return it and get some Samsung or LG monitor for half of Dells price and save that money for greater monitors.
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Can you use a two monitor set up? One way may be to keep the Dell Utrasharp and go about the same size for a second monitor.

Top quality display and large size is going to bust your price constraint.

Even still, NEC P or PA series (e.g., http://www.necdisplay.com/p/desktop-monitors/p232w-bk ) or any of the Ezio stuff is out of range.
I have a deal on my Dell, which I can return it for full refund at the moment. but proper monitors 2x higher price than this, got it for £215. I am thinking to refund it and get some cheaper 23'-24' LG, Sam. and keep rest of the money for the feature monitor upgrade?

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:26 AM   #17
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1080 in a 23" is just perfect IMO. At that point if more screen real estate is needed then either go 32" or get a second monitor. Just my opinion...

I agree with most here. The makers EIZO, NEC are tops! HP and DELL are second up. LED backlighting is better than not. And I dunno anything about Apple monitors. I know they got busted awhile back selling 6-bit displays as full color IPS displays in a bait and switch type scam. That was enough to put me off even considering them for monitors.
I couldn't be agree more.
I wouldn't bother with glossy apple monitors if I afford to EIZO, NEC.
unfortunatly bit straglin even with DELL monitors(I mean better ones) as they are bit higher than my budget.
What you think about iiyama monitors or any other like samsung etc.
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I couldn't be agree more.
I wouldn't bother with glossy apple monitors if I afford to EIZO, NEC.
unfortunatly bit straglin even with DELL monitors(I mean better ones) as they are bit higher than my budget.
What you think about iiyama monitors or any other like samsung etc.
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Personally? I know IIYama from the tube monitor days only. I dunno anything about them for LCD panel monitors. They had some very good (price performance) monitors back in those days though.

Samsung, I dislike the company, and I try to avoid their products. Their hand-held device specs make that difficult tho.

I've heard others say and have experienced myself that their LCD monitors are engineered to purposefully fail within 3 to 6 months after the warrantee expires. I had two 24" TN types in a gaming setup and one died 4 months after the warrantee expired followed by the other 6 weeks later. When I investigated there were a whole slew of folks saying the same thing about a wide variety of Samsung brand LCD panel monitors. <shrug>

For me it's their human labor policies that are a huge turn-off. Unfortunately they're so dang big they're really hard to avoid.

But that's all I know. I dunno Samsung monitor image quality in any comparative way. I can tell you I never see them listed in the better reviews and head-to-head shoot-outs as being anything special...
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I've been very happy with my 3xAcer 23" monitors... The model I have is http://www.amazon.com/Acer-S231HL-23-Inch-Widescreen-Ultra-Slim/dp/B003N7P6TC
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Again. $400.00 buys you an Eizo. $50.00 more than a 6-bit Dell IPS with horrid AG coating. It isn't Eizo top of the line but it is best I have seen with w-LED backlight. 99% sRGB and 77% Adobe RGB coverage. Fastest IPS variant on the market for Photo and Games.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 02:24 PM   #21
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if you really need,understand and use wide gamut:

Dell U2413

if you don't need wide gamut then:

Dell U2412M
HP ZR2440w

some good review sites:
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/
http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html
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I've been very happy with my 3xAcer 23" monitors... The model I have is http://www.amazon.com/Acer-S231HL-23-Inch-Widescreen-Ultra-Slim/dp/B003N7P6TC
Can I ask you, what tasks do use it for. In Uk found this it's 24 though
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I use mac mini i7 2012 model, I have Dell Ultra-sharp 24 inch at the moment it is second one (replacement), it is getting same as first and it is not true black(edges) when complete dark picture. near to basel is whitish, it is bit annoying.
Have it replaced with a Dell UltraSharp U2413, which has a more even LED backlighting.
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I am using a 23" Apple Cinema Display 2003 model. Still working fine even though it's old. Image is still bright that my brightness slider is only positioned a little over halfway. I just prefer matte, non-glossy though I know others prefer glossy screens. I only noticed that the current Apple LED displays you need to position the brightness slider all the way to maximum after trying out a demo unit. Though I know NEC produces great monitors for better color accuracy.
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Have it replaced with a Dell UltraSharp U2413, which has a more even LED backlighting.
it is double price monitor
i was thinking replace my U2412M with much cheaper monitor and save the difference for next proper monitor, but can't decide the monitor for at least 3-4 month everyday use
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