Any good non-Apple monitor/displays?

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  1. PumaGuy macrumors regular

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    I was interested on getting one for Christmas. I need one that is silver or white (or both:p), is 20 inches or bigger, is Mac compatible and is below $500.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Puma
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Many people here seem to like Dell monitors (plus they're inexpensive). ...Not sure if they come in white or silver though.
     
  3. PumaGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha! That was my first choice when I was thinking about it!

    They do come in white, just the 22" version is not out as of now:

    Engadget: Dell's 22"

    Dell.ca: Dell's 20"

    Plus they got a WebCam!
     
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    ViewSonic or Samsung seem to be good alternatives to Dell.
     
  5. xrayvision macrumors newbie

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    I have been looking at 24in models, here's my experience so far:

    Acer has a nice one that's got hdmi inputs, 2ms response time, and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. I compared it to a Gateway 24in with similar stats and an HP w2408. Of the 3, the HP has a glossy screen and the "worst" stats for response time at 5ms.

    I generally dislike all things HP (don't ask why) but I was really impressed by that monitor. Of the 3, it was a standout even though the stats were better on the acer. Color saturation was good on the HP, probably from the glossy screen, and although the contrast ratio is average at 1000:1, the "blacks were blacker" than on the others. It also has a cool feature of being able to rotate 90 degrees to portrait, but I'm not sure how this would work on a mac (anyone with experience??).
     
  6. PumaGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    So far I'm leaning towards my first choice, the Dell.

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    btw, i agree the hp monitor has the best look!
     
  7. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say dell is a great choice.
    I've read many professional reviews of their monitors and the always get good reviews and the price is just good...I really like the design of them too.
     
  8. kresh macrumors 6502a

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    Love my BenQ (I like black enclosures, what the heck)

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    http://tinyurl.com/2jgzgf

    I got mine on eBay though, new $475.00 + $30 S&H


    edit: I was sure it came silver, but now I can't find it. Sorry, just skip right on by my post :)
     
  9. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    WARNING:
    At least w2408h has color adjustments only through windows application.
    "Color..."-menu in display's OSD is grayed out...
     
  10. indigoking macrumors newbie

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    Samsung

    I have two wired to my MacPro.

    Model is SyncMaster 940MW

    It is a multi mode PC monitor, and is also a multistandard TV, works internationally off all mains votages 110/120/220/240 (50 or 60 Hz)

    Bought 1 in US for about $250, bought another in the UK, around £200.

    Work fine right out of the box... I have yet to perform the colorsync operation as they are too close to worry about.

    Only thing is I think they are 19" (widescreen)

    Work flawlessly..... Love 'em! http://images.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
     
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  12. kflook macrumors member

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    I helped a friend order her Mac mini, I picked out a ViewSonic screen to go with it. I would recommend checking into them.
     
  13. shinji macrumors 65816

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    I have a Samsung 225bw, the 226bw is out now. I'm happy with it but when/if Apple ever updates the ACD I'll probably switch to that.
     
  14. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I have a Gateway FPD2275W and I'm loving it. Purchased it on sale for $319 at the local CompUSA.
     
  15. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Gateway's new 24 inch model is gloosy, just to point out. It has a ton of inputs, importantly DVI,component,HDMI. I might be getting one. It's the FHD2400.
     

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