Display recommendations for MacBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by intrepkid21, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. intrepkid21 macrumors regular

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  2. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I bought a 20" Viewsonic with similar specs to the 20" Apple Cinema Display for only $149 on sale at Fry's Electronics. If you compare value, for the average non video or photography professional, the Apple displays are overpriced. I mean, the most of us will not notice a difference for $450 less for the 20" model and savings is even greater for the bigger displays in going the non-Apple route.

    I almost dropped $899 on the new LED 24" Apple Cinema Display until I worked through the value of doing such versus buying another display. I know the Apple is bigger and better but when comparing value, $149 was the way to go.

    No matter what way you go, if you spend $300 you will be saving yourself a bundle of money used to make holiday season more enjoyable. Best wishes and Happy Holidays.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Umm that's because consumers buy those cheap displays with TN panels. Yuck.

    Only the prosumers go for the ACDs.
     
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I definitely agree. I see the difference. I admit the Apple Cinema Displays are incredible. I darn near bought one. But in the end, I am not a photographer, and it just isn't worth the price premium for ME. I think about 90% of us users will not need the added benefits of a IPS panel... so I will stick with the cheap stuff for a mere fraction of the price.

    But I definitely agree, if money is no object, or if I was a photo/video professional, I would spend the extra money for the professional choice.

    Plus, turns out the new Apple 24" LED Display may not be an IPS Panel... According to one thread I read here on MacRumors.
     
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    The 24" is marketed as a 'consumer' monitor by Apple. Why would it need an IPS panel?
     
  6. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Well, I would definitely say IT IS PRICED AS A PRO PRODUCT!
     
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