Dell U2312HM & Mac Pro

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  1. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

    jakesaunders27

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    Hi All,
    Looking at getting some new monitors the time has come to retire my 12 year old 20 Inch Cinema displays.

    Looking at the Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM, I know there only 1080p but should be good enough.

    Anyone else had experience with these on a Mac Pro? Work well?

    Or can anyone recommend me something better for the sub £200 price range (per monitor, I want 2)

    Cheers
    Jake
     
  2. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    All monitors should work fine if your graphics card can drive them. These are very good budget monitors in terms of build and PQ. If you can stretch your budget, look into the 24" ones. The extra 120 vertical pixels don't sound like much but in practice, they make a big difference.
     
  3. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi okay I will have a look at the 24s, I assume they are taller then? As can't really be much wider as its a push getting 2 23s on my desk.

    Cheers
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    They are great monitors and only £150 from laptopsdirect.co.uk. You really can't beat them at this price. Not found any cheaper IPS displays that are actually good quality, just a bunch that are okay/ better than TN.

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/dell...rds&crtag=LD&gclid=CK2IsfX5_7kCFWOWtAodsxAA8A

    Can get three of these, two 1920x1200 24" models or a single 27" 2560x1440 for £450. The three 1080p panels does it for me. Or do you really want to pay £150 extra for 120 extra vertical pixels?
     
  5. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link and the advice, haven't seen the 23s that cheap so that's great, cheers!
     
  6. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    I can recommend the 24 inch Dell displays, though if you do colour work they get a lot more expensive than your budget allows. The high end U2413 is in my sights to replace my 2407WFP as that's showing signs of starting to go on the fritz after six years.

    This site has some very detailed reviews on most of the Dell range:

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk

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    U2413 for £386 - cheers for the link too!
     
  7. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link, regarding th u2413 how does that compare to the 2412? What are the differences, same resolution right? I'd much rather buy one decent one now and another at a later date than 2 lesser quality ones
     
  8. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    2412 isn't as good or as well specced as the 2411, like a budget version and not equivalent to the 2413 which replaced the 2411. Same resolution, lacks the 2413 usb 3.0 hub but when it comes to working with colour and gamut it's not in the same class. Though if you don't use Quark/Indesign and photoshop it will be absolutely fine for general usage.
     
  9. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do some drawing in Photoshop and photo editing with Aperture, think it might be worth getting the 2413, but to be fair anything is better than my cinema display at the moment!
     
  10. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    I had a 2413 and unboxed it accidentally on purpose before delivering it to a client to test it out - I want one :D

    3 years on site with dead pixel warranty too.
     
  11. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you've persuaded me, think one of them will be on order after Christmas! Thanks for your help, much appreciated!
     
  12. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    They are well over £400 on eBay - I'll thank umbongo again for the link!
     

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