Display for Mac Pro

irishgrizzly

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I'm going to buy a Mac Pro before the end of the year and I'm going to spend about €500 on a display. I'm not too concerned about getting a massive size. Around 19"-21" should do. I'm looking for good display quality (working in print design) and nice connection options (I have an Xbox 360 that I want to be able to hook it up to).

I've heard dell are good value.

Any advice?
 

FFTT

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The Dells are good depending on the model.

Samsung if you can afford it or the Apple 20" ACD

If you are doing professional print work, your primary concern will be calibration
for color correction.
 

irishgrizzly

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I had discounted the Apple 20" ACD as being too pricy. Heard that it didn’t offer a significant leap in quality to justify the price tag.

Maybe I’ll reconsider.

Does it have any unique advantages working with apple computers?
Would it connect to an Xbox?
 

Chundles

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irishgrizzly said:
I had discounted the Apple 20" ACD as being too pricy. Heard that it didn’t offer a significant leap in quality to justify the price tag.

Maybe I’ll reconsider.

Does it have any unique advantages working with apple computers?
Would it connect to an Xbox?
No advantage other than a built-in Firewire hub and it looks good. Won't connect with your XBox either.

If you're after connectivity the Dell 20" offers a number of different connections at least one of which will work with your XBox.
 

FFTT

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I'm not sure if the NEW Dells are as good as my 2405 24" HD display but
there have been reported issues of backlighting problems on some of
the lower end Dells.

If color correction is critical, you're probably better off with the 20" ACD.

We're not sure, but there may be new Apple displays announced soon.

That would give you an opportunity to buy the current model on closeout.

My graphics pro advisor strongly recommends the Pantone Color Huey
http://www.pantone.com/products/products.asp?idArea=2&idProduct=103