External monitor for an art student?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bojingle, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Bojingle macrumors newbie

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    So I've been looking around the forums for good recommendations for external monitors, but the lot of them seem to be for people who aren't doing anything artsy. I imagine that some monitors are better than others when it comes to doing arty things P:

    So, I ask you; what are some good 20"+ monitors that are ~fairly priced~ for an art student?
     
  2. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Well, for me I'm going into my art college with a 23" Acer H233H ($225). It's been nothing but great to me, and the picture is amazing. However, I'm using it for my Mini but more-so its going to be my primary work machine.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What's your budget? TN paneled displays goes for less than 200$ but I highly recommend you to get one with IPS panel.
     
  4. Bojingle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm. I'd say about $350 at best. An external monitor isn't something I need like, right away, but something I wanted to look into so I could get an idea of what I want to get.

    P: If I end up getting a 15" MBP, I'll probably get one sooner. If I get a 17", I'll probably hold off for a little while and get something like an Intuos4 tablet instead.
     
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    Look at this thread. That's IPS paneled display for great price
     
  6. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    anything from EIZO & NEC. i have former, specifically the http://www.eizo.com/products/lcd/s2242w/index.asp which packs full HD into 22". before i had the 20" one. all of them accelerate at colour accuracy and garmut. Just turn off the AutoEcoView or how they call it.

    many others come close on a cheaper price point but few comparable, imho.
     

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