Best Screen for a new Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by downhillboy86, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    I'm considering buying a new Mac mini and I was curious what would be the best screen for me. I'm a college student and my computer is my main source for watching DVD's, so what's a well priced 20"+ widescreen monitor? Thanks. Oh and if you have pics of the screens that you have feel free to post 'em.
  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Yea, I was looking at the 2007FWP, seems like a lot of people really like it. I was also considering a Samsung that 214T that's the same price. Any thoughts?
  4. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2006
    I am using the Dell as a second monitor attached to my 24" iMac. The Mac monitor is brighter, whiter, and has less of the screen door effect. But as long as it's not next to a 24" iMac screen, you should be okay. Decent monitor for the price.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2006
    If you hit one of the deal sites, you can find pretty good prices on Dell monitors (20" WS = $350ish). Lately there have also been pretty good deals on 19 - 21 LCDs from places like Costco and BB.
  6. macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2006
    If you have an Office Depot near you, you could look for this model:

    Hanns-G HW-191D 19" Widescreen Digital/Analog LCD Monitor

    This is $159.99 at their stores through November 4th, if you can find one in stock. The unit has gotten average reviews, but for the price it is fantastic. 1440x900 / 5 ms response time.

    It comes with VGA and DVI cables, and a cable for the internal speakers.

    I was able to find one at the 3rd store I checked. I haven't used it yet, so I don't know how good it will be...

  7. macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Well, a 20" or 23" Apple Cinema of course, the 23" being preferential for HD and size.

    Of course they are more expensive, but the EDU price on a 23" ACD is $899.

    And you may find a deal, I just talked to my local Microcenter today and they had an open box return 23" ACD for $849. I called because my buddy just got a 20" ACD open box at Microcenter the other day for $400!!
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    I'd be all over an ACD for $400. I'm going to check my local store tomorrow. Thanks for all the advice :D
  9. JAT
    macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    If you don't have any monitor right now, why don't you just look at an iMac? It is a better value for most people.
  10. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    I have a 20" C2D iMac, but I've decided to sell it because its much more computer than what I need. I can get away with Mac Mini, I'm just trying to find a decently priced widescreen 20"+ monitor.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2004
    Just got one of those about 3 weeks ago - in the UK they are about £110 - 115 I think. It's one of the few cheap monitors with a DVI input, which is why I got it. The silver one is an almost exact match with my MBP, with a nice narrow bezel. The stands a bit crap, but I've put it on a vesa mount anyway. And most importantly, no dead pixels.
  12. macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    That's good because the Hanns 19 I saw at Office Depot had at least three bad pixels. And it was black. And ugly. Get a used Cinema or Studio Display.

    I love Apple
  13. macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I am also using the Dell 2007WFP and its an awesome display, HIGHLY recommended.
  14. macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    BenQ monitors are really awesome. I love mine, cheap as chips as well, well, as monitors go it certainly wasn't £500 for a 20" :eek:
  15. macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2005

    If you have the cash go for the ACD, they look great.
  16. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    After seeing that, I might just have to go with the ACD. It looks so sweet! :D
  17. macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2006
    Dell for the mini

    I got the Dell 2407 for my new mini. It rules, and I love using it with my PC as well.

    I think it was $650.

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