Competitive options against ATD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jacobwilson99, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jacobwilson99 macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Hey guys,

    What are some competitive options for a photographer lookin for a monitor other than ATD.

    Hopefully similar resolution, similar size 24"-27", similar connectivity (FireWire, USB). Are there any with thunderbolt connections yet?
  2. Jacobwilson99 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2012
    The Dell U2711 is one that comes to mind. I've heard it has a better color gamut than the ATD.
  3. Lance-AR macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2012
    Little Rock, AR
  4. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I believe the ATD is unique in terms of offering FireWire, Thunderbolt and Ethernet connections.

    The normal retail price for the Dell U2711 is the same as the ATD - $999 - so the ATD is the better value if you are connecting it to a TB-equipped Mac.
  5. cosmicjoke macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I like the PLS monitor myself, the Samsung S27A850D.... it has a semi-AG coating, which is much less aggressive than the U2711 (and all the other matte IPS panels).... text looks much more crisp on it than a U2711, which is quite important to me for long periods of reading... It has 3 USB 3.0 ports on it FWIW.

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