Good LCDs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DarkNetworks, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
    What company in ur opinion makes the best LCDs?
    Anyone with any good or bad experience with their LCDs?
  2. Whigga Spitta macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    Can you say Chi-City??
    i think for the value, dell makes a hell of an LCD, that is if you're looking at large sizes (>20").

    no real opinion on smaller displays, but a 2005fpw can be had for about $400 at times...
  3. maya macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2004
    somewhere between here and there.
    I know of a couple, LG and Samsung are two of the biggest.

    As far as manufactures who buy the LCD panels from LG or Samsung, then I would buy a Dell when compared to the Apple for a widescreen display.

    Viewsonic used to be good however they quality has dropped, Sony also makes some decent displays.

    Its the LCD panel that one should concern themselves with. :)
  4. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Help convince me to get the Apple monitor...

    I really want to get the Apple 23" display, especially now after the price drop. However, all it has over the Dell 23" is the Apple design and a FireWire (a feature I don't really need, since I'm connecting to a PowerBook and have all my ports right in front of me anyway), and that just doesn't seem worth it. Below I've list the specs were Apple and Dell have important differences. Resolution is the same on both monitors.

    Apple 23" specs:

    270 cd/m^2 brightness
    400:1 contrast
    16 ms response time
    DVI / FW400 / USB2.0

    Dell 24" specs:

    500 cd/m^2 brightness
    1000:1 contrast ratio
    12 ms response time
    DVI / VGA / S-Video / Composite / Component / USB 2.0

    Looks like the Dell beats the pants off of the Apple monitor. Who can really defend the Apple monitor outside of the aesthetic department? I really like Apple, and it hurts me to say that I'm probably going to buy a Dell monitor, but Apple.... you leave me no choice, why would you peddle such half-rate crap?

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