Good 24+ Inch Screen For PC And Macbook?

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  1. 103734 Guest

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    Well im turning 18 in a few days and my parents and grandparents want to buy me something for my birthday, I been telling them that I don't want anything but I figured I could just ask for a new screen because I was planning on buying a new one myself.

    What would you guys suggest in the 24+" range?

    Its going to be used mostly on my PC for gaming but also with my macbook and future macbook pro for photoshop and developing for the mac and web.

    Thanks guys :D
     
  2. miiles macrumors regular

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    Here is a list of some monitors, I don't know about being able to find a good 30" display for ~$500 though.
     
  3. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    yea i know im really looking for a 24 inch but if there was something a bit better at a larger size I wanted to know about it.
     
  4. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    Id suggest the Dell 2409 - I had the 2407 and its the BEST 24" I have ever seen (and at work I got to try about a dozen different ones). Only reason I sold it was due to getting the 3007 model (replaced now by the best affordable 30" screen on the market - the 3008FWP but its about £850)
     
  5. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I would get either the dell 24" or HP also has one that would be really good for games (TN Panel).
     
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  7. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    that one does look nice, I just never heard of that company :confused:
     
  8. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    is this the 2409 your talking about?
    http://accessories.dell.com/sna/pro...l.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=320-7345

    I was about to jump on that one, it looks great but the 1920 x 1080 resolution threw me off.

    Its the only monitor besides TV's that I seen with that res
     
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    I think im going to go with that S2409, I was looking and it seems like alot of the new wide screen monitors coming out are 1920 x 1080 and at that price you cant really beat it, and its response time is pretty amazing.


    really the size does not mater that much I just want something with a higher resolution than 1680 x 1050
     
  11. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    updated the title, its a bit more descriptive now.
     
  12. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

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    not very orgima

    Well try checking the 23" Apple Cinema Display. It has a 1920x1200 resolution. PC world rated the best screen. It's very bright and looks professional.

    It is a little steeper than the dells and hp's but it can be balanced out. :apple:
     
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    Hp 2475w

    HP just released the 2475W - a new 24" H-IPS that is receiving excellent reviews at TFT Central.
     
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    not very orginal but...

    Well try checking the 23" Apple Cinema Display. It has a 1920x1200 resolution. PC world rated the best screen. It's very bright and looks professional.

    It is a little steeper than the dells and hp's but it can be balanced out. :apple:
     
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    my roommate builds custom pc's for people on a regular basis and he recommended it to me. Check the reviews on newegg.

    those are the two things that sold me
     
  16. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    I like the Cinima display and I guess I would go for it but they are really due for a update and I can't imagine spending that much on something that hasn't been updated for that long.
     
  17. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    That is where I am at right now. I have a Mac Mini and I want a new Mac Mini plus an ACD (I want to switch it between a Macbook Pro and a Mac Mini), but I want it refreshed with the new LED backlights because they look better in my opinion.
     
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    Well tomorrow I plan on picking up a Samsung 245BW for $280, I just hope they have them in stock
     
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    I picked up a Lacie 324 which I was going to use for the home office, but I loved it so much, I now use it at work. I still needed a 24" display for my home office and decided to give Dell a try. I bought the 2408 and after calibration, it was just as good as the Lacie.

    Try the Dell...it's seems good value for the money.
     
  23. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Just because it's an Apple product and this is an Apple site doesn't mean you have to recommend it. Terrible screen which has an awful 16ms response time, is overpriced and has just one single DVI input.

    The monitors from Dell will allow him to connect his PC and MacBook at the same time along with games consoles and anything else.

    Please no more talk of ACD in this topic, it's not a suitable choice for this guy.
     
  24. Volante macrumors regular

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    For gaming I wouldn't go higher than 22" as these TN-panels provide you with 2 ms response time.
     
  25. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Well ACD's aren't made for gaming. Apple products have a specific aim, such as adding the suffix "Pro" for prosumers. ACD's are for graphic design, not gaming. Just b/c the ms response time isn't that fast doesn't mean the color accuracy as well. If you don't game that much, the ACD should suffice, or wait until MacWorld Expo 09. New displays should be announced. For me, I have a Samsung 24" and its a great display. It's not super fast but not slow either. It's 5ms i think. Look at Sam's Club or Costco. They have great stuff at discount prices. Dell isn;t a bad choice either.
     

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