Good Monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rudiboy, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. rudiboy macrumors member

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    I need to buy a external monitor for my MacBook Pro. I will be uses CS4 on the monitor, and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? :apple:
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Dell U2410 for its IPS screen, contrast ratio and inputs.

    for design, LED backlight and webcam get the Apple display, but more expensive.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What's you budget?

    The Dell U2410 looks promising; 24" IPS… lots of connections.
     
  4. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    yea budget would help.

    i would go with the Apple 24 LED cinema or the Dell U2410.
     
  5. rudiboy thread starter macrumors member

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    I was told that I should be looking for a 2-Millisecond Response Time does it make a huge difference?
     
  6. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    if you are doing heavy gaming then you should want to get faster response times. however monitors with faster response (like 2ms) usually use cheaper TN LCD panels. These panels do not have the same contrast, color depth and viewing angles like the IPS panels.

    you mentioned you want to use it for photoshop. the faster response time shouldnt be an issue. even with a "slower" panel you probably wont notice the difference.

    I still recommended the IPS monitors.
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The U2410 is a great monitor. Same panel as the 24" ACD, but cheaper with more inputs.
     
  8. karatekidk macrumors regular

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    If you don't mind losing 2" of real estate, Dell 2209WA is even cheaper.
     
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    30" Apple display, son!

    Habitus :apple:
     
  10. quadG5guy macrumors member

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    Quality varies *widely* in the display market. A $150 24" display is going to look so awful you'll want to punch yourself. There's a reason the Apple displays are so spendy. Once you see the image side by side with that $150 monitor, you'll immediately know why. If you use hours a day staring at the monitor, spend a bit more $$$ and get a top end display. You'll thank yourself later.
     
  11. vaderhater245 macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming the new U2711 is the same panel from a 27" iMac?
     
  12. cube macrumors G5

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    No, in that case it would be a Dell 3008WFP, which is newer, has DisplayPort and many other inputs.
     
  13. pro-it macrumors newbie

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    I suggest you stay away from the U2410 until Dell has corrected all the problems with it. Buying a U2410 is another case of "Dell Lottery".

    U2410 Green/Pink Failure...
    http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19302919.aspx
    http://www.hardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1441159

    *** Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=15726070

    dithering
    http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19307543.aspx?PageIndex=9
    http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19302511/19647868.aspx
     
  14. habubauza macrumors regular

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    I bought a Gateway HD2201 Monitor for $150. It's 22", HD Display with HDMI, DVI and VGA connections. I use it to connect my blackbook when I'm home. The screen is absolutely beautiful and I am still shocked that it was as cheap as it is. I think it's the best bang for the buck.
     

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