2x 23" ACD or 1x 30" ACD for new Mac Pro

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  1. Death Warrant macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    I was thinking about my new configuration which I will buy when the new mac pro is coming out (hopefully soon).

    What do you mainly recommend, two 23" or one 30" ACD's?

    You might want to know what I will do with these displays, but let's say it doesn't matter. What would you do if you need to decide?

    At the moment I have a 23" Philips and a 19" Acer display, but I will sell the 23" Philips with my current PowerMac G5.

    I was thinking a lot, but haven't got any decision yet. I think I would prefer the 2x 23", because of more actual space. But in the other hand with a big 30" and Spaces in Leopard, it just easy to manage those virtual screens. But anyway I like to have everything in my view.

    Thanks
    Phil
     
  2. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I use two 23" displays, and often think that I would prefer a 30".

    However, I use and love ergotron monitor arms, and these would be absolutely out of the question with a 30", as I have the strongest ones they make, and they barely hold the 23"s. The 2X23" setup has to be angled rather significantly to get a non-distorted view of each panel, and some people do not like that.

    In the end, I think it is largely a personal preference. I often use more than one computer, so for me, the ability to have to system's displays is nice, but I always wonder what the 30" would be like for my daily work/play.
     
  3. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    I would go with the 30". You save a lot of desk space and you still have a LOT of screen real estate.A 30" would be so sweet to have.
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Depends on what you're doing and if that benefits from 'separation of workspace'. Even two 23"'s don't take up that much space.

    I use a mix of two to four 23-24" monitors or two 30" on many of the desktops I use. Even when using a 30" monitor, for what I do I find the ability to separate my work into discrete 'real' windows is useful.

    For general purpose use, I suppose a single 30" monitor is sufficient though.
     
  5. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    I had two 23s and then went to the 30. Get the 30.
     
  6. David G. macrumors 6502a

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  7. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    The 30" is beautiful, no doubt. Although for a program like Aperture, I'd love to have 2 23s instead. Love to be able to have the particular photo selected in full screen with all the controls and such on the other monitor :eek:
     
  8. ctsport macrumors newbie

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    Definately the 30'', I find myself being much more productive on a single large monitor not to mention it looks better and takes up less desk space. :D
     
  9. Death Warrant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot!

    8:0 for the 30", so my decision has been made :) I will buy a 30".

    Safe desk space is also very important to me, so the 30" will much more fit my desk, then 2 23". On the other hand, I can buy a second 30" if I need one.

    So now I just waiting for the new mac pro.

    New ACD's would also be fine, but I don't think we will see them soon, what do you think?
     
  10. machatch macrumors regular

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    well se about that:)
    maybe in mackworld 15 januar ore maybe not..if you look at the buyers guide here at macrumor it's clearly about time for a upgrade..
    my dime
     

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