The most you would pay for old 23" apple monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by shaynek, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. shaynek macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I'm looking around for a 23" monitor to hook my MBP up to, and am on a tight budget. I know I could buy the dell 23" refurb for $600, but I would rather have an apple monitor (partially for looks, I admit, but not completely ruling out Dell). I'm a little hesitant about the new apple 23" monitor, because its a little outside my budget, but I've seen some of the old Apple 23" monitors on ebay for around 700 bucks (these are the ones in the glass casing which would require the dvi adapter, which I have, but its being used by the G5 tower, but I could probably use it anyway, we dont use the g5 anymore).

    So, I was just wandering what peoples opinions are of how much an older 23" apple monitor would be worth, is it worth paying $700ish for or not? Does the ACD to DVI adapter sacrifice quality and color? (I have one hooked up to a 15" acd next to a 17" acd on my g5 tower and the 15" display looks a little darker, maybe its just not setup right). Should I wait until after MWSF and maybe if new monitors are released, the old ones (new now) will go on sale? Or just go with the dell (I'd really get frustrated seeing that monitor not match my apple keyboard and mouse, I know its silly, but...)

    Thanks.
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    Don't know how much to value one at, but you must consider that the backlight is a few years old now and that much closer to not working anymore.
     
  3. winchest macrumors regular

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    Also with the rumor that new displays will be announced shortly at MWSF...you might wait and see if this drives down the prices of the current ACDs.
     
  4. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    i was trying to do the same thing as you a few months back. ultimately, i decided it just wasnt worth it b/c i could get a brand new monitor from dell or samsung for much less. sure, the old ACD look beautiful and all, but i just couldnt feel right paying that much for that old of a monitor. i was on a tight budget myself and altho i decided to just forget the whole idea, i woulda gotten a dell if i could. someone above put it best, its that much closer to not working given its age. i think that if you are on a budget then forget it but if you have money to blow then go ahead and indulge yourself
     
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  6. shaynek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dell for video editing?

    Would the Dell be good enough for video editing and light graphics and photo work? I'm starting to get used to the look of the dell, I've seen some setups posted on here that still looked good. I'm just wandering about the colors and quality of the Dell, especially because all I use the computer for is video work.
     
  7. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Taken into consideration that the original price for the old 23" Cinema Display was $4000, I'd say 300-400 bucks. It's still a good display.;)

    Here is a buy it now for around $350.
     
  8. shaynek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, thats a good deal, but I'm looking for the 23" HD display.
     
  9. chris y. macrumors regular

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    i think LCD tech has evolved enough that its no longer worth paying that much for a monitor. And I agree with the wornout backlight comment, I recently found out apple charges around 500 bucks for a simple backlight replacement.
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    i wouldnt get an ACD...as pretty as it looks im not sure if they are really worth it...i would be very weary about buying an older monitor...it has burn out written all over it...if you could get a warranty...itd be nice...
     
  11. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    only they dont go for 300-400 bucks
     

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