Apple 23" Cinema Display or Eizo S2411W?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by FourCandles, May 11, 2010.

  1. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, apologies for the quick post but would appreciate some quick advice between these two secondhand monitors.

    Assume they're roughly the same price. Both are roughly 2 years old (so the ACD will be the post-2006 "silent update" with the higher contrast and hopefully no pink cast) and minimal use, excellent condition.

    I'll be using this mainly for Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator and some FCE work; I'll be home printing and using lab prints for the photo work and litho and digital printing for the ID & Illustrator work. Plus the usual web & office stuff.

    The 23in ACD specs you probably know. I have a strong personal preference for a matte screen, hence I'm not looking at the new ACDs.

    The Eizo was from their second-tier "Flexscan" range rather than the top-tier "Colour Edge". It has a 24in 1920x1200 screen, 14 bit internal processing, hardware calibration, 450cd brightness (not that I'll be using it that bright for editing), 1000:1 contrast, using a PVA panel (as do a lot of the mid-range Eizos). Brochure link here.

    I've looked at a few new monitors and the Dell u2410 and others from NEC and HP look nice, but I'm wary of the pink/green tint issue on the Dell and I'm not convinced a wide gamut monitor is the right choice just now.

    Would really appreciate any first hand views, especially on the Eizo, and all advice welcome. Many thanks.
     
  2. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    The ACD 23" is a great looking monitor. It's what I used prior to my Dell 3008WFP. The Apple has a S-IPS panel, so that should give it an edge over the Eizo's PVA panel.
     
  3. endophilin macrumors newbie

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    The current Dell U2410 have no problems with the tint (as you had mentioned). They fixed it in the beginning of 2010. I purchased one in March 2010 and it is working well. If you don't prefer the glossy Apple 24 ACD, then this would be perfect since it is a matte display.
     
  4. FourCandles thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I'd read somewhere that this update/fix was for the dithering issue rather than the pink/green tint, and that Dell were still refusing returns for the tint. Still, the UK distance selling regulations will cover us for such issues anyway. I am tempted by the Dell, especially with the 3 year dead pixel warranty.
     

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