another rave thread for the 2405fpw

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tekmoe, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    i can't stress enough how AWESOME this monitor is. omg. freaking awesome. i've been wanting one for about 6 months now and only decided to pull the trigger last friday because i couldn't resist the price after coupon codes/discounts. man, the picture is absolutely beautiful in the most simplest terms. the colors are so rich yet so pure. it's dripping with quality. mmmmm

    here's a current picture of my setup.


    go out and buy a 2405 because it is simply the best. mmm mmmm GOOD!
  2. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    I really want to get at least a couple of those... I currently have a 2005FPW hooked up to my MacBook Pro as a secondary screen, which I absolutely love. I have no faults with it, other than it's not the 2405FPW. I do a ton of multi-tasking, especially when working, and screen real estate is critical for me. While my current set up gets the job done, I've been planning to get up to 3 or 4 2005FPWs that I'll hook up to a desktop when the PowerMacs make it to Intel.... or maybe I'll be able to just get 2 2405FPWs and be set, who knows.
  3. Morn macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2005
    I have one. And a macbook pro. And I use the dell on my Athlon 64 gaming box which has a HDTV tuner also :p
  4. Snarf macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2004
    Upstate New York
    I have one of these and a dual 1.8 scheduled to arrive tomorrow, and I'm very excited. I'm currently using a 2005FPW with my PC, and it's great. The PC will be used solely for my WoW addiction.
  5. Photorun macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2003
    There's other 23 and 24 inch monitors that use the LG Phillips technology that are the same and even better, you're not giving money to Dull Computers. Get a soul, don't support Dull.
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I'd like to see you show us one of these other people using the same panel who sell it for the same price as Dell.

    It's not about "supporting" anyone, it's about getting good value for money. Something which Dell branded displays undoubtedly are.

    Hell, you can get the Dell 30" in the UK for £1,056 inc. VAT. That's a stonking ~£750 less than Apple are asking! :eek: If I had a machine to power one I'd be all over it.
  7. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US

    Yeah, and supposedly Apple cinema displays use the same internal components as the Dells too, right?
    I got my 2005FPW for something like $398 US before tax with coupons and sales at Dell. I'd like to see other brands beat that and still offer the same amazing quality as what I have right now.
  8. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    lol, OK mr. i-hate-dell. you keep thinking that. all i know is my 2405fpw display is gorgeous. for about $500 less than ACD, it blows me away. apple needs to learn a few things in the LCD business especially when a company like dell is kicking their ass. as you can see from a lot of people on any apple-related forum, we tend to go with the dell monitors because of the value. more bang for your buck. anyone who buys an ACD over a dell is obviously loaded with money, or they are a perfectionist and must have a matching setup that looks good, or they simply don't want to support dell. i am obviously not part of any of those 3 groups.

    and yes, please show me some better displays that are even somewhat close to the price that i paid for my 2405. betcha can't. the only thing i can even remotely think of is the samsung 244t. and guess what...? it costs almost $1500 which is about double the price i paid for my 2405. so yeah, show me what you got buster. i'll be waiting. :)
  9. neonart macrumors 65816


    Sep 4, 2002
    Near a Mac since 1993.
    Thinking of getting one of these beauties for my G5. I'd like to know if the USB hub in it works well (or at all). That would let me get rind of the silly hub I use now.

  10. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    The USB hub on my 2005FPW works great, so I'd assume it's just as good on the 2405 as well.
  11. jrk07 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2005
    Beautiful monitor! My roomate has one of these badass monitors but its running off of his crappy dell. The monitor is just awesome not only because of the picture quality but also its sweet inputs.

    5 in 1 card reader

    All built in! Gotta love it and I'm hoping Apple steps up and actually makes theirs competitive in more than just the looks (because they have the complete advantage over dell as far as looks go).
  12. Peyton macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Yep, you hit it on the head. I'm the perfectionist.

    I guess I can argue that Apple spends more time and money on design? I'm happy for anyone who is happy with what they have. No matter what brand, just for me, my mind is weak and it has to match. :rolleyes:
  13. OCPRunsTheCops macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2006
    I too have one of these for my G5. It blows Apple's 23" away and you can't beat the price. My mom liked it so much she bought two of them!
  14. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    Is that running on your powerbook or powermac?
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Typical they're made in Ireland and yet we pay over 2100 Euro for the 30" Dell and you only pay €1500 (equivalent) in the UK.. Not fair :( :( :(
  16. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    The 2005 FPW uses the LG/Philips LCD screen

    The 2405 FPW uses the Samsung screen.

    My 2405 arrive flawless and has remained so since last May.

    The Apple 23" form is certainly beautiful cosmetically, but the Dell 2405
    price, quality and features are hard to ignore.

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