Dell 30" LCD & iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by obelix112za, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. obelix112za macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Hi Guys, Dell is very unresponsive!

    Just want to know if the 30" Dell LCD monitor is compatible with a 20" iMac?
    I pressume it is, but want to make sure, as I have the option to buy one (refurbished) for Eu1000.

    Anyone used the Dell 30" LCD? I've read a few reviews, most were good.

  2. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    it does not support dual link dvi which is needed for 30" displays
  3. obelix112za thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Next Option?

    So what is the biggest monitor I'll be able to connect?
    I'm also looking at the Dell 24" or Acer 26"?

  4. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    The size doesn't matter. The resolution does.

    "All Intel-based iMac models are capable of supporting digital resolutions up to 1920x1200 and analog resolutions up to 2045x1536."

    For most actual computer monitors, yes that's going to top you out in the 24- to 27-inch rance, as 1920x1200 is the most common resolution for those displays. But you could also get, for example, a 42" or 47" LCD video monitor (e.g., a television) and drive that with an iMac, because those screens don't have resolutions that reach as high as even 1920x1200.
  5. obelix112za thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    So I'm looking at a Dell 24" or maybe the Apple 23" or maybe Acer 26" Value line. Any suggestions? please
  6. Vidd macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    It might depend on what you're using it for.
    If it's for watching video, you might want to go for one with a lower pixel density (but a larger panel).
    If colour-matching is important, go for the 23" ACD.
  7. obelix112za thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Mostly gaming, then photoshop, then videos (although I'm not really one to watch videos on my Mac).

    Mostly gaming, any photo editing I do would be purely for myself, although I use a Canon EOS 1D MKIII (I'm only planning to start making money with photography in 2009), which has amazing picture quality. I'll buy a dedicated photo editing monitor then.

    I'm looking for a big LCD Monitor 24" - 26"/27", that's brilliant for gaming(primarely), but good enough for photo editing (secondary), for now.

    Any suggestions would do.


Share This Page