Cinema Display Alternative?

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  1. bradsnw macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for reading.

    I'm looking to purchase a new monitor for my home office. Must be 24" or above, but preferably a 30 incher. The 30" ACD is great, but I have several laptops that I would like to be able to use it. I have a unibody Macbook with the display port, and a HP Vista laptop that has a VGA port. My Fiancee has a Dell Laptop with an HDMI port. I want something that will accomodate all 3 of these machines, and would seem to be pretty "future proof" as well if it also included a DVI port. I'm not so concerned if speakers, or web cam are included.

    Requirements:
    24" +
    Display Port, HDMI, DVI & VGA Ports

    I have purchased the Display Port > DVI adapter ($29 from Apple) Would I also need to purchase the better Dual DVI deal? What's the difference?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
     
  2. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    for the price apple has one of the cheapest ips monitors in that size.

    your forgetting that most of the 24" you see for like $400 are tn panels.
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    If you're looking a high-quality display (like the Apple Cinema displays) that use S-IPS or similar / better technology rather than cheap TN panels, I suggest looking at NEC displays. They will have most of the inputs you're looking for, but will be more expensive then the Cinema Display.

    Another option is a KVM switcher or all your computers.
     
  4. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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