Best External Displays?

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  1. lifeguard90 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, besides the great apple 24" and 27" displays, due to cost, what are some other good one some of you have experience with?

    LED back lit a must

    size- 24" minimum

    glossy highly preffered, and or glass covered like apple.

    $$ biggest concern- $350 maximum
     
  2. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    Look around for a used Dell Ultrasharp U2410, I saw some here in toronto for ~400. If you offer 350 or something they might sell it anyways,

    Course, this is if you don't mind buying used.
     
  3. andymodem macrumors 6502a

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    Does panel type matter to you? IPS, TN, PVA, etc..?
     
  4. lifeguard90 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes screen type matters. I want IPS. Basically I keep looking for what the 24/ 27" has , but for less price. Glossy, not matte
     
  5. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Good luck with that. You are not going to get a quality monitor unless you put down a decent amount of dough. There are also very few glossy IPS panels available and even fewer LED panels. Besides the LED doesn't really mean that you get better image quality anyway.
     
  6. DFTU101 macrumors member

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    Yeah, I don't think you are going to find an IPS panel for that price. The closet thing you'll find for under $350 for what you want is probably the HP monitor 2509 or 2710. I am pretty sure they are TN/LCD panels but they are glossy & bright. Not many glossy IPS monitors out there.
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    LED is not a must. Wide gamut monitors are not LED.
     
  8. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Look for a cPVA Panel they are fairly cheap and have very good contrast.
     
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I really don't get the LED hype, there are virtually no high-end displays that use LED yet.
    If a display is announced as LED, then it's likely a cheap TN display.

    I'd take bout any CCFL IPS or VA panel over a LED TN..

    Also customer service varies a lot.
    I just had a new Eizo delivered on the door by UPS because my old one was having problems, I just have to call UPS to get them pick the old one up.
    The screen was 3 years old, replacement free of charge.
     
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