Are the LED displays worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by EvanAgee, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. EvanAgee macrumors member

    EvanAgee

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    I'm a little upset with my experience with Apple Displays. I currently own 4 of them, 2x20" Aluminum ACDs and 2x23" Aluminum ACDs. Every one of them has some sort of display issue after only around 4 years of use. MOst are extremely dark, one of them has very strange ghosting issues, etc.

    I'm wondering if I should be jumping ship and going with something else? I see some amazing Samsung displays for $300 that look as good, if not better than the Apple Displays.

    What I can't figure out is why, other than the built-in camera, would Apple be asking so much for their displays?
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    Go for it. At least when those start to go south in three or four years it won't cost as much to replace them. :cool:
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Most sub $300 monitors use TN panels which aren't nearly as good as IPS panels. They may look the same in-store but you can notice the difference when looking closely. Apple uses IPS displays which bump the cost. Remember that there is "Apple tax" as well.

    The 27" is a good deal. Dell U2711 which uses the same panel is 949$ but it has CCFL backlight
     
  4. EvanAgee thread starter macrumors member

    EvanAgee

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    That's what I wanted to know. I wasn't sure if there was a difference in the display technology. Thanks!
     
  5. newbiemacguy128 macrumors regular

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    Also some people are having those sound issues with the 27in...I personally haven't had any problem with them yet *knocks on wood*.
     

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