Advice Needed - Looking for a new display

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gazfocus, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    I'm looking for a 2nd Display to use with my mac pro when I get it in Jan/Feb. My main display is a 23" ACD but I need another one for basic stuff like email/web development previewing, etc.

    I am looking at the following but can't decide between them. Can anyone give some advice?

    1. Hyundai N240Wd

    2. Dell S2309W

    3. Samsung SM-2343BW

    Which one would you go for or can you suggest something else in the same price range?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Whatever you choose, don't go for the Dell. That monitor has a special resolution (full HD, 1920x1080 instead of 1920x1200 standard HD) and there are problems with some people using them. I would pick the Samsung since I only trust LG, Samsung, Dell, and Apple for displays. That Hyundai seems ... dodgy to me. Not to be brand-racist of anything lol.
     
  3. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, do you think I'd have problems with the perculia resolution of the Samsung?
     
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    Lolwut?

    A vote for Samsung from me, they make great TVs, so their displays can't be too far behind... I have a 22" Samsung HDTV that I use as a monitor, it's great, very vivid colours.
     
  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    1920x1080 is the standard "1080" HD resolution for 16:9 images. 1920x1200 has never ever been a standard "HD" resolution as it is 16:10. I for one wish that 16:10 would die and leave 16:9 for everything.
     
  7. ccolaco macrumors 6502

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    24' LED Cinema Display :)....ok i know, nowhere near your price range...um I'd go with the Samsung if I were to choose between those 3.
     
  8. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    lol yeah, I wish I could afford that...I probably could by the time I get my Mac Pro but then the current Mac Pro won't work with the LED Cinema Display. Plus as I already have a 23" ACD, I don't need a high quality secondary display
     
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Sorry, I meant the other, regular Dell displays like the Ultrasharp, etc. Just not that particular display. Sorry for the mishap, I clearly wasn't thinking.

    Yea, I totally agree. I was in the same situation a few months ago. I either could buy that same model Dell or a Samsung at my local Costco. I chose Samsung since it looked better and was standard for computers, not 16:9 for HDTVs. That is what I meant by standard; not for HDTVs but for computer displays.
     

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