my crt monitor is dying...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wob, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. wob macrumors newbie

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    hi all

    my sony g500 21" crt monitor is on its way out and im just starting to investigate what i should get next... i was thinking of moving to a tft monitor to save space (the sony i have now is HUGE)... but the apple displays are very expensive and there are 100's of other makes and models out there and much cheaper...

    should i be saving up and getting the apple display? (i was thinking the 20") or should i be looking elsewhere for something just as good but half the price? (ive been hearing that the dell's are as good)...

    thanks for the help......
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I've been very impressed with the Dell flat screens I've seen. I'd check them out. :)
     
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    i am with mad_jew, get a dell. if you search around the forums you can find the one that uses that same lcd as the apple one's.
     
  4. KittenKrusher macrumors regular

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    I'd recommend looking at the Dell's as well. Everyone around here seems to agree they are a better value.
     
  5. wob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was just checking out the dell 20" lcd prices on the dell uk website and its selling at just over £400 so not that much cheaper really.. i was hoping for the £200-£300 mark.. or am i underestimating how much these things cost?

    i have a standard shape crt monitor now so maybe its the widescreen thing that's knocking the price up... any comments on standard size dell lcd monitors? or any other brands that folks favour?
     
  6. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Well my 19" monitor was like $400 bucks...

    so a 20" should be like $600, 700 at least

    and a 24" is over $1,000
     
  7. MacPassion macrumors member

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    i know someone getting rid of a 19'' TFT Dell just to get a 20'' Cinema display...still using a Dell PC tho....
     
  8. wob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it seems like i might as well get the apple 20" cinema display.. the fully price is only £150 more than the dell and im holding out for a sale or a bargain anyway so i should be able to get it down to the same price as the dell...

    unless...
    sombody has reccomendations for non widescreen 19" - 21" lcd's? im just after replacing my 21" crt monster so widescreen or not is fine with me...
     

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