Best Monitor for Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Parsy72, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Parsy72 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    Very new to all this but would love some advice on the best monitor to get for my Mac Mini.
    I dont play many games or Movies but would use it 99% of the time for processing photographs.
    Anyone help me out ? I would be very grateful.
    My Mac Mini is a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo running Mac OS X version 10.6.5.
    Budget is around the £200 GBP mark.
  2. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    Probably a Dell U2311H or a used 23"/24" ACD.
  3. potjoe macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2010
    Stoke on Trent UK &Spain
    Just got a Samsung

    Just got a samsung P2370 HDMI from amazon for £187.00 i think i have top tv as well.can use for mini, tv in bedroon,or take with us in the caravan.hope that helps. john:):):)
  4. potjoe macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2010
    Stoke on Trent UK &Spain
  5. Parsy72 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    would it be good for processing photos ?
  6. Parsy72 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    For photographs which would be the best ?

    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA 22-Inch Widescreen

    Dell Ultrasharp U2311H 23" Widescreen Monitor

    Samsung EcoFit P2370 23" LCD Monitor 16:9 Full HD

    ViewSonic VP2365wb - LCD display - TFT - 23"

    LG W2486L 24" ULTRA THIN 'LED' FULL HD 1080P

    or anyone any other suggestions within the £500.00 mark

  7. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    U2311H or VP2365WB, £500 is a big difference.
  8. yrh0413 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    For Photoshop, any monitor can do but preferably an IPS panel like the Dell Ultrasharp series.

    And please don't forget to calibrate your monitor.
  9. Parsy72 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    sorry the £500 is the amount I have to spend.
  10. ljonesj macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Kingsport TN
    i got a lg w2340 23 in that is a great monitor it has vga dvi and hdmi ports and it will actually output on the vga the 1920 by 1080 rez which suprised me
  11. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Dell Ultrasharps are the best all-around monitors, in my opinion.
  12. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    Hi Parsy72,
    there is not a "best Monitor" for a Mini, only monitors you like (and can afford)...
  13. PrePressAcrobat macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
  14. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    Between these two, the 2209WA has an edge in image quality. You basically sacrifice lcd resolution for more/better backlights and panel quality.
  15. Logic335 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    Bump. I ordered a mac mini 2.5 ghz off of ebay.

    I like the viewsonic models so far.

    Any other suggestions?

    (Keep in mind I want something that goes well with the mini)
  16. FrozenShivers macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Another vote for the Dell, my friend has one and it's a great monitor! IPS panel is nice if you're into photography. (I'm running my Mac Mini on a 50" Samsung Plasma but if I ever go dual monitor it will be with the Dell).
  17. eutexian macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Mapperley, Nottingham UK
    I have an ASUS PA246Q a stunningly good monitor.. but, I won't pretend, its not pretty... but then it was bought with one purpose primarily in mind. Photo processing.

    "P-IPS panel that provides 98% of Adobe RGB coverage and 1.07-billion colors; 130% more color compare with conventional LCD monitors. Each PA246Q is pre-calibrated with a maximum Delta E of less than 5."

    just as an aside.. 1.07 Billion colours.. compare that with the Apple effort: 16.7 Million. makes the Apple TBD look rather poor. imv.

    also.. one nice touch.. built in card reader plus USB hub. which is very handy and means the Mini can be placed in a less than readily convenient position.
  18. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000


    Aug 7, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    I own a Dell ST2320 bought on Amazon warehouse deals for £120 and it works perfectly, Amazing picture quality. Very thin as well and surrounded by a gloss black bezel, not bad looking either. And it connects with HDMI as well unlike some other Dell monitors. No speakers though but I had my own ones anyway so didn't bother me
  19. KScottMyers, Feb 23, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012

    KScottMyers macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2009
    Orlando, FL
  20. Dentifrice macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    I got an Apple cinema display 24 inches used for $500

    simply the best screen I never had. Doing photography on this is a pure pleasure for my eyes
  21. Logic335 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    A local bestbuy has this monitor for $700. A floor model and I'm bit hesitant to get it though it comes with a 1 year warranty. Would I get the 2560-by-1440 resolution with it?


    A guy on craigslist is selling the same monitor for a similar price. Woudld I need an adapter for this as well? Wouldn't I lose some picture quality using the adapter?
  22. Martyimac macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2009
    S. AZ.
    I am quite pleased with my Dell U2410, and the U2412's are supposed to be just as good. Priced about $350-$400
  23. nkawal macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2011
    Agreed, I am very happy with my U2410 as well.
  24. Logic335 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
  25. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Marketers love people like you.

    Protip: Human eyes can't distinguish between that many colors at once.

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