I'd like advice on a cheaper alternative to the Apple Cinema Display

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  1. stabler78 macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I have a 15" MacBook Pro and am on a mission to find a 22"~24" display that will live at home. I would love to get an Apple Cinema Display but they are so freakin expensive. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    get an apple display?

    try dell. I like their monitors.
     
  3. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    I have a Dell 2407 and I love it. Great display, tons of extra inputs (4 USB, 5 kinds of video, media card reader), and it pivots!
     
  4. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    Try the search function. It seems like about 20% of all questions in this section are about Apple Cinema Displays. Anyway, just get the Dell 2407. You won't be disappointed.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well I'll toss one in. While I love the dell display, I did see a gateway in an office max the other day and it was nice! Bright and sexy actually. I never thought I'd say that about gateway, but hey--if it works, it works.
     
  6. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    What is your price range? You should probably look at this monitor.
     
  7. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    OP -- I just got a coupon from Dell for 20% off the Dell 2407. The price with the coupon is $569. It's an excellent price -- I got mine for $699 in November. The coupon code is FVPQ4NMFKF6RMV. Enjoy!
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I always recommend ViewSonics. My personal preference, mine have always seemed better than any comparable sized Dell or Apple display I've ever seen.

    Doesn't ViewSonic make their own panels in some, if not all of their displays?
     
  9. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    woah... how did you change your name?
     
  10. Multimedia macrumors 603

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  11. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I have read great reports on Dell monitors. :)

    A friend was going to buy a 30" ACD but ended up buying a Dell instead.

    FJ
     
  12. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...the HP monitors are also *very* highly rated, probably even more so than the Dell ones (I have said it before and perhap it is just a personal prejudice, but I could never put a penny in the pocket of Michael Dell after all the BS he has said about Apple..it'd just seem seem 'dirty' to me to do so)...oh yeah!
     
  13. MacbookSwitcher macrumors 6502

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    I have the Gateway 24" hooked up to a MB, which I would highly recommend.
     
  14. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    How did you change yours?
     
  15. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    Wow That Avatar Of Yours Is Blowing My Mind

    Pardon my hijack but that is one monster amazing avitar! :eek:

    Hey my Name Has Been Hi-Jacked
     
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