Dell Ultrasharp 2405wFP <-> Mac Mini

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  1. xnor macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks.

    After reading some quite positive comments about the Dell Ultrasharp 2405wFP in this forum, I was considering to replace my old 17"-TFT. The Dell has the same resolution as the 23" ACD (1920x1200), which - due to official infos - works fine with the Mac Mini, so I assumed the Dell should work as well with my Mac Mini 1.42 (bought in March).

    Yet, I found a strange thread in the Dell forum which implies the opposite: Strange thread...

    Is there someone in this forum who has any experience in connecting the Dell Ultrasharp 2405wFP to a Mac Mini?

    Thanx
    xnor
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    It will work fine - albeit just a tad slower due to higher memory requirements. Personally, I'd recommend a 2005FPW and pocket the difference or get yourself a ViPod

    Sounds like in the post you referenced, the dude either had a bum cable or didn't know you have to switch inputs using the monitor controls.
     
  3. xnor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Uh... I wasn't considering this... well, I guess you can't numeralize this "tad"? ;)

    Here in Germany, the 2005fpw is currently at 478 EUR (584$), while the 2405fpw is at 851 EUR (1020$), quite a difference. But still, there are much cheaper than the 20" ACD (726 EUR, 870$) or the 23" ACD (1.250 EUR, 1500$)... and these are educational prices! :mad:

    For the time being I'm fine with my iPod mini, thanks. Yet, if there's a real Video iPod to come (I'm talking about a large widescreen display), I may change my mind.

    My guess, too - a typical case of PEBCAC (Problem Exists Between Chair and Computer). :D

    Thanks so far
    xnor
     
  4. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

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    I might advise against it. I have a RevA PowerMac G5, and even it doesn't really perform well with my 24" Dell. If just doing normal activities it's fine, but if I try and play a DVD or something, you can see where it's having a bit of trouble with such a large number of pixels.
     
  5. xnor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Uh... if a G5 has performance problems on a 24", I don't want to know how bad it works on a G4 Mac Mini with its crappy graphic card. :eek:

    Well... maybe a 20" is not such a bad idea after all... for both my mac and my pocket. :rolleyes:

    So, ACD 20" or Dell 20"... decisions, decisions...

    Thanks
    xnor
     
  6. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

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    20" Dell is also gorgeous. That was my dream monitor until I got an amazing deal on this one.
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Save $300 and get the Dell, its the same monitor under the covers...This is what I use with my mini and I love it. The aux inputs (VGA and S-Video) should come in handy too once I get moved into the new place.
     
  8. tag macrumors 6502a

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