Best Display For New Mac Pro (In Australia)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dr34mr, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. dr34mr macrumors newbie

    dr34mr

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    I'm in the process of getting quotes for a new mac pro to be used for Graphic Design (Adobe CS3) and DVD authoring (FCS2), and was wondering what displays would be recommended.

    I was looking at the Lacie 526, but unfortunately Lacie no longer sell their monitors in Australia :( . Currently i am looking at either a Eizo ColorEdge CE240W or a 23" Apple Cinema Display.

    I was just wondering if their was any other options in a similar price range, that would be recommended for photo manipulation, graphic design and DVD authoring.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you looked at the Dell range? They're very good value for money. :)
     
  3. dr34mr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Quality of Dell Displays

    Thanks for the input.

    I have heard varied reports on the image quality of the Dells though. And in my line of work quality is everything. Price is not so much the consideration. i am looking at spending up to AU$3000-3500 each. I need accurate color reproduction and good viewing angles, and from what i have heard Dells quality can vary greatly depending on the batch.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I know. I was lucky enough to get a good one but I have heard pretty mixed reports. I guess with the Apple, you know you're getting a good one. Plus it'll match your Mac. I haven't seen a ColorEdge in the flesh.
     
  5. appledirectsell macrumors newbie

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    Why not buy your Cinema display in NZ from us, www.appledirectseller.com, and you'd save heaps over Australia prices, even with GST paid.
     
  6. dr34mr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have contacts in Australia who can get me a good price. I have decided to go with the Eizo's, simply because of 3 things: #1 - 5 Year warranty. #2 - Higher Contrast and Brightness #3 - Saw them side by side at a local reseller, ran a calibration and saw the difference in picture quality.

    I have always thought they both had Equally good picture quality. But sitting next to each other the Eizo was just simply better. If i had not seen them side by side i wouldn't have noticed the difference.
     

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