Alternative to the EOL's ACD 23"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Craigy, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

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    Hi - I've just moved to New Zealand (Yippppie! :D) - but the supply of 23" Cinema Displays is zero :(

    I need to do some colour critical design work / web and print. My own ACD 23 will take 12 weeks to get here by shipping container and I need a screen like yesterday!

    So... The place Im working at has a 24" Dell which I can't seem to get a good calibration on using their spyder 2 - so I am looking for an alternative - Dell or other... Unless someone in NZ has a ACD 23" they want to sell me :)

    Any recent recommendations without having to spend ACD money?

    Cheers
    Craig
     
  2. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    See if you can get a 2209WA :) That's a pretty damn good (and cheap!) screen ;)
     
  3. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That looking interesting - can't believe it can be that good for the price! - Will order one and give it a whirl. Thanks for your suggestion. :)
     
  4. Gunga Din macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered one, should have it by the end of the week. I'll post a review when I get it.
     
  5. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess it poses the question of when the heck Apple are going to replace the 23".....
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They already did? :confused: The 24" is the new 23".
     
  7. MrFrankly macrumors regular

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    I second this suggestion. The 2209WA is by far the best monitor you can get at that price level.

    If you have more money to spend and want a bigger screen the NEC 2490WUXi is probably the best screen you can get.

    Both are sRGB though (which is the best choice for non-print people). If you need a wider color gamut (you said you need it for print work) you're probably better of with the HP LP2475W, which is a wide-gamut screen.
     
  8. Xenious macrumors 6502a

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    ...but it can't be used on a Mac Pro
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yet. Wait for the new Mac Pro.
     

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