good monitor?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by gonnabuyamac, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

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    ok, so i was waiting on apple to announce new apple displays. guess that's not going to happen for a while.

    i just started a new job as a graphic designer for web and print. i'd like to get a good monitor...

    any suggestions? i'm still open to an apple display, but they seem like old tech. am i right?
     
  2. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    I just got the Wacom 20" widescreen Cintiq (20WSX) and it is pretty awesome.
    I have been using Wacom Tablets for years, but this direct input is so much better. I'm now using my 20" Apple Cinema Display as a second monitor.
     
  3. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that looks pretty sweet. don't quite have the budget for it (yet), but wow - cool!
     
  4. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

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    I have also been on the fence regarding the purchase a new display and I think I am going to go ahead with the BenQ FP241W. It has received a lot of good reviews and the price is between $600 and $900 depending on vendor.

    The other display I would reccommend is a Lacie, but those will cost you over $1000.
     
  5. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    BenQ FP241W for design work?

    The BenQ looks pretty cool. Does anyone else use it for design? Are the colors and quality good enough?
     
  6. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    LG L194WT are really good value for money, although i don't know if 19" will be too small?
     
  7. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

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    Blue Velvet actually mentioned it in a previous thread of mine, so I'm not sure if she purchased it, but she said she might.

    Yes, if you read up on the specs of the monitor and reviews you will note that it is sufficient for design professionals, especially since it has a contrast ratio 1000:1 and a high resolution of 1920x1200.

    Just do some research and reading up. It debuted just over a year ago at $1,000+ but the price has come down $200-$300.

    I have yet to find a negative review on it, performance wise.
     

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