1920 X 1200 24" Monitor vs. 1680 x 1050 22" Monitor

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  1. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Debating between two monitors to use as an external with my MBP. HP LP2475w & Dell 2209WA.

    HP is a 24" H-IPS panel with 1920 x 1200 max resolution. Dell is a 22" e-IPS panel with 1680 x 1050 max resolution. The Dell is half the price of the HP.

    My concern is the lower resolution on the Dell. What difference is there with the lower resolution of the Dell vs the HP monitor? Keeping in mind of course that the Dell is also 2" smaller than the HP. I'd be using the monitor for extended web surfing, writing for long periods in m.word, and video editing.
     
  2. bobdard macrumors regular

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    If by video you mean video editing, you'll appreciate the increased resolution. keep in mind that a higher res basically means more screen real estate, and the 2-inch size difference isn't a big deal.

    Also, if you're multi-tasking, you may want the higher res. of the 24-inch so you can do side-by-side views for 2-3 (or even 4 depending on setup) simultaneously.

    I'd go for the 24 even though its more expensive. If you can't afford it, unless you need or really want the quality of an IPS panel, go for a less expensive 24-inch.
     
  3. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I did NOT go for IPS. I got a VERY cheap BenQ G2400WD off Newegg via a special sale for only $289. The 24" is so worth it. That extra 2" and increased resolution may not sound like much, but you will definitely appreciate it.
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Why not go and check out displays? If you have an Apple store you can compare those resolutions. Forget about the fact the dell is 22" over 20".
     
  5. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I did write "video editing" in the OP. Not sure why you said "if by video you mean video editing". Thank you for your response regardless.

    Umbongo, that's actually a solid idea, but the 20" ACD is now discontinued and I'm guessing my local Apple store no longer has them in stock. But I also don't think it's a fair assessment looking at a 20" screen.

    I'm definitely not purchasing a TN panel either way though.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The 20" may be discontinued and not in stock, but that doesn't mean that it won't be at the store.

    Because the Mac Mini can't drive the 30" and can't even plug into the 24", they'll have a 20" hooked up to the Mac Mini display.

    Seriously, though?

    Go for a 24" and 1920x1200. You'll never regret having gone with 1920x1200.

    Except when you get two of them and can't find any GOOD Desktop pictures in 3840x1200.:D
     
  7. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Tallest Skil, thanks for your reply. Given your history on these boards I highly value your words.
     
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  9. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    I was thinking more along the lines of iMacs. You could go to best buy and probably see the differences in resolutions and 20" vs 22" too. I assume anyway as I'm not in the US.
     
  10. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I question how many non TN panels you'd find at Best Buy. But still a solid suggestion.

    I'm getting the HP when I have the money. I just really hate Dell I've concluded as a company. Plus the HP is a superior monitor.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you look hard enough you can probably get a used Dell 2005WFP or 2007WFP; I mean I sold my 2007WFP on ebay ;)
     
  12. bobdard macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry it was late; I didn't see the word editing! My bad.
     

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