Dell 2405fpw deal

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  1. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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    Well, tomorrow I am going to drop on a new LCD. I've been looking at the 2405 for a while now and I know the 2407 is on it's way, but I'm not too concerned about HDCP (unless you all know something i don't) and I need it now. I will wait until tomorrow because it would be stupid not to wait until Apple was done with the keynote (even with the %.01 chance that they would update their display line).

    I have tracked it down for $880, but I know I have seen it for $100 less in the past. I'm asking if anyone knows of a better deal or has any other words of wisdom or recommendations before I pull the trigger tomorrow.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. maya macrumors 68040

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    Same here, interested to see how low can the Dell 24" display price can go. ;)
     
  3. KREX725 macrumors regular

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    Have you checked www.dealmac.com to make sure there aren't any extra coupon codes, etc. to make it any cheaper? Sometimes they find some wicked coupon combos that really bring down the price.

    Enjoy the new monitor!
     
  4. tuartboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I have both the dealmac and techbargains feeds coming into safari, so I'm pretty up to date on that.

    Maybe I'll have to stick with $880.
     
  5. HiRez macrumors 603

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    That's pretty good for a 24"er! I can't afford that right now, but I'm seriously thinking about Dell's 20" widescreen LCD for ~$450 direct. I'm not a fan of Dell's computers, but their LCDs seem to be pretty solid and good deals. And, I'll be going to MacWorld Expo on Wednesday, hoping that ATI has a show special on the Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition card.
     
  6. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    HDCP...Is that that new input with audio and video? Or is it that thing that Vista needs? I just got a 2405fpw and it's really amazing. Yet I hope that it won't become obsoleate.
     
  7. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    I have read that ppl have been able to get better deals when they phone in and call a rep. It may very from rep to rep depending on how desperate they are for a sale... but usually they can let it go for cheaper than the price on the website.
     
  8. HiRez macrumors 603

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    HDCP is not a connector, it is copy protection for digital signal streams (over DVI or HDMI connections, usually). This could suck as it means content that is flagged as not playable will be unwatchable on that monitor through that connection (a tv show that you recorded might have this under certain circumstances, for instance).
     
  9. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely call a rep and try to bargan them down, they work on comission. I just got the 2405 for $28 less than the sale price here in Canada $950 CAD ($812 US) which is pretty good here.
     
  10. tuartboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like a decent idea. I'll probably give it a shot.

    thanks for the input guys.
     
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  13. tuartboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you got a 1yr warranty and the 877 is a 3yr. Still not sure it's worth the extra $100...
     
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