Buy old 24 inch cinema display or wait for 27 inch

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mickthimes, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Mickthimes macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    I currently only own a macbook pro 15 inch i7, and i love to use it!

    However, when its come to gaming, i raid 2-3 days a week in WoW- and sometimes i find the screen size abit to small, so im in the market for a new screen 24 to 27 inch big.

    I have a guy who is selling a brand new cinema display 24 inch + keyboard and mouse for what is like 800 dollars - a quite nice price!

    However - is it worth buying the incoming 27 inch display from apple? That will be abit pricey since i also need the keyboard and mouse.


    Another option would be a monitor from another brand, however i love the concept of the cinema with magsafe and design - one of the reasons i love mac.

    Tell me what you think , and come with some sugggestions.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Fynd macrumors 6502

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    The resolution bump from the 24" to the 27" is pretty substantial especially for a laptop. It might have a pretty big performance hit on your WoW... you'll likely have to turn down a few graphics options to get that 3" of size. Worth thinking about!
     
  3. Mickthimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    True, i currently run wow in the same resolution as the 24 inch have as its max.

    And with settings set to ultra i sometimes have fps drops when combats get intense. So yes the 27 inch resolution might kill that and i have to lower graphic?

    I also think that for the 27 inch price i could almost get an 21.5 inch imac for a little extra...

    I might go with the 24 then, its also plenty big for wow.
     
  4. d88co88 macrumors 6502

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    That's a good choice, I think it's a $200 difference.
     
  5. Mickthimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hehe yeah.

    For the price of the 27 inch + mouse + keyboard i could almost get a complete machine - However the imac is only 21.5 inches.

    Its quite hard to decide

    I could also get a quite powerfull windowns desktop setup :S
     
  6. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    What about replacing the MBP with a 27" iMac plus an iPad/(refurb.) MacBook?
     
  7. Mickthimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had this MBP for 2 months, would be kinda silly to sell since i will loose money, and i really like it.

    So many ways to do this, and i will need a laptop for school.
     
  8. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Umm. You can get it for $799 direct from apple. How do you know this other is brand new? Or if you wait for a refurb it's $599, and there will probably be a lot when they start selling the 27".
     
  9. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    I saw a 24" for $400 today with a scratch on the screen. I was very tempted and still am but I just reordered an iphone 4 but that could take a month.
     
  10. Mickthimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The person selling it tell me its new, because he won a mac mini set with screen in some auction.

    However there is not refurb here in Denmark as i know?

    Might just wait and think more about it...
     
  11. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Get the serial number and determine it's age to see if his story matches the age of the screen.
     
  12. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Let me guess. To get the screen, all you have to do is wire the money to an account in Nigeria?
     
  13. Mickthimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, the seller is from same country as me and i talked phone with him, however im considering to use a middleman company to be secure.
     
  14. Mickthimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi and thanks for your inputs.

    I decided to buy an 24inch led samsung bx2450- its great!

    apple wireless mouse +keyboard.

    I wanted to buy it new since i wouldnt want anything with someones elsename on and the cinema display might be abit to low in response time compared to its price.
     

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