Dell or NEC Monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macmesser, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

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    Great deals available on some monitors I've been eying. Can't wait anymore. Which should I go with? (BDay coming up and someone who loves me is springing for a nice present.)

    NEC MultiSync PA271W - looking at this for a long time. The one photogs love. Would have been a no-brainer except now 30 inchers are in the same price ballpark. 1.07 billion colors. 14 bit programmable LUT is very attractive, plus excellent connectivity options.

    Dell U3014 - 1.07 billion colors, excellent reviews- PC editor's choice. Factory color calibrated. Not sure how this compares to the NEC color wise but 30 inches would be game-changing for me. I have color calibration hardware so probably could get a very accurate profile for this monitor. I'm leaning this way even though I've lusted for the NEC for a while now. Touted are software features which I think would not be available for Mac and I'm wondering if this should be a deal breaker.

    I have resisted some attractive budget models for a while but need to pull the trigger asap, for reasons of work efficiency and sanity. Any help with decision appreciated.
     
  2. HooRide macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I can't make a direct comparison since I've never seen the Dell in person but I made a similar decision between the NEC and Dell based on online research some time ago. I purchased the NEC (PA301w-bk-sv) and am very happy with it. My only hesitation if I were purchasing now is the release of 4k displays on the horizon.
     

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