best sub-$500 24" display?

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  1. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    hey everyone

    i'm looking for a 24" display, primarily for graphic design work. i have my eyes on this NEC:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824002359

    and a samsung

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001234

    but i'm completely open to suggestions. i know these are both not s-ips panels, but i'm having a hard time finding one for less than $700... but that just isnt in my budget. i didn't want to spend more than $400 but i know that just isnt realistic... so my ceiling is $500 and i can't budge from that.

    suggestions? thanks!
     
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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  3. mwchris macrumors regular

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    Checi out Acer

    I just picked up a 24'' Acer from staples for under $400 after tax last week. Not sure if they are still offering that deal, but i thought it was a killer deal.

    The picture is great as the 24" samsung I was eyeing before then that was $80 more. Not to mention it has a 3 year warranty. It's worth checking them out.

    -c
     
  4. sr5878 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, i have an acer 20" x203w now and it's a fairly good display. i've heard that NEC, samsung and BenQ (along with apple and dell, but i can't afford those) make some of the best panels... i just want the highest quality display.

    and a side note, what is the difference between s-ips and tft other than viewing angle?

    thanks
     
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  6. dmarch macrumors regular

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    I just picked up that Samsung for $399.00 at Sam's Club last week. So far I'm very happy with the colors and brightness ( I'm no pro ). Rebate however, does not apply to Sam's. YMMV
     
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