What monitor u using with Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by irishgrizzly, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    And is it any good? Dell, Samsung, Acer :confused:

    I'm looking at them all for the price range of €300-€500. Thinking of a 20" widescreen. Something that's good for colour display (design) and gaming.

    Any good advice? thanks
     
  2. gallinger macrumors regular

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    I have Two 19" Samsung SyncMaster 914v Monitors. Im very happy with them. But now I want wide screen monitors. ha
     
  3. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    I have the Dell 20" Widescreen and love it, especially the extra inputs. I've got my Powerbook, TV, and PS2 all wired into it. The picture quality is a little off on the TV side, but it's nothing worse than VHS quality and it sure beats having to buy a TV and set it up somewhere in my room. Brand new only $340 from Dell's website.
     
  4. Deerhunter04 macrumors member

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    I have the Dell 24" widescreen. It is the best purchase i have ever made (beside my Mac Pro, of course).
     
  5. Fredou51 macrumors regular

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    I have the 23" ACD and it is great. No uneven backlighting or pink hue at all.

    Frederic
     
  6. babsuvulawho macrumors member

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    Currently: 19" ViewSonic PF790
    Near future: 24" Dell 2407WFP

    In terms of price for performance I think the Dell widescreen lineup is tough to beat. Apple needs to drop their ACD prices and offer better flexibility in terms of movement.
     
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    New revision 23" ACD here, however slight pink and backlight bleed. It is not as bad as others have posted, but still a bit disappointing it's not perfect. Should I use a hardware calibrator for the pink? Has anyone done this?
     
  9. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    I have read that the calibration does nothing. I dont have the pink cast... or at least I dont think I do.

    I have read that it is pretty noticeable. I don't think I have seen a picture of it though. If calibration doesnt fix it I would try for a new one.

    I went through 3 23" ACDs, all with some backlight bleed. I don't think it is possible to get a perfect one. When I got my 3rd, it was acceptable but I called Apple up and asked for some retribution. They gave me $90. So I am happy.
     
  10. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Second that. It's not hooked up to a Mac Pro, but the 24" is amazing. Mine is the latest revision (A03) and it's absolutely perfect. I'm in love with it.

    For a bit cheaper, though, my fiance has two of the 20-inchers, and those area really nice too!
     
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  12. asencif macrumors 6502

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    Are you in the States? I bought it at an Apple Store, however it seems and also from you account that it is hard to get a good one. Maybe I can still call up the Apple Store and request a replacement, but I would want to check them out for issues before leaving with the one that looks close to perfect.
     
  13. BackInTheSaddle macrumors regular

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    I have a four-year old 23" ACD (HD) that I'm using with my Mac Pro. Still has an awesome picture.
     
  14. danidoll521 macrumors regular

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    23" Acd

    Anyone have a 23" ACD that they would be willing to sell??
     
  15. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    Eizo s2410 - a superb monitor, only without the aluminium sexyness.

    David
     
  16. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    three 30" ACD's and a 23" for Photoshop tool palettes.
     
  17. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    Are you kidding me?! :p

    A 20" ACD by the way. Trying for a 30" now they've dropped in price.
     
  18. padré macrumors regular

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    monitor

    currently i'm using a nokia (a verry old one) but i'm in the market for a dell 20" or more likely the 24" after my macpro returns from the apple store (it was broke after the fifth day :p but i don't mind that mush since i just got a macbook pro :))
     
  19. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    30" ACD, naturally. I'd feel like I was doing something illegal if I didn't grace this wonderful machine with an equally stunning display :D
     
  20. drm Guest

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    2 x Samsung 204B

    I have two Samsung 204B monitors.

    The Samsung 204B's are $300 US right now. They are 5ms monitors with 1600x1200 resolution. If you decide to do much reading, you can rotate the right one and get a full page at a size that you can easily read. I considered the widescreen monitors but 1050 height is not enough for me. You can't view a full page of text easily at 1050 tall.

    I considered one of the 30" monitors but it is very hard to justify one of the large ones (say the 30 inch Dell for $1250 or the Apple for 2k) when you get more resolution this way for $600.

    They are excellent game monitors as well.

    Good luck all!

    Mark
     
  21. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    I got a Dell 3007WFP (30'') ready for the first MacPro that doesn't require FB-DDR2...
     
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    I have 2 x 20" Apple Cinema Displays, absolutely love them. Bright, sharp, colourful. Love em to bits.

    Just itching for a 30" Cinema Display to go with them... Apple hardware should come with an addiction warning :rolleyes:
     
  24. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    20" ACD. Amazing screen, I love it. Would be very tempted to get the 23" if they get a built in iSight, although I don't think that will happen.
     

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