help choosing monitor for macbook

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  1. eonmacrumors macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm trying to buy a monitor for my macbook. I want a good 24-27 inch monitor for under 500. Does anyone have any advice? I've never bought a computer product that wasn't a Mac, but I can't afford Mac monitors. I use the computer for Microsoft, photoshop, in design, other design programs and would like to watch movies as well.
    THank you!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It's right at the $500 mark, but the Dell U2410 is a very nice monitor, with an IPS panel. Dell also has more that aren't as expensive and are still nice monitors.
     
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    thanks-- definitely going to check that one out. Any other suggestions at a little lower price?
     
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    There's a lot of 24" models out there, and anything at a lower price will be a TN panel, and honestly, most of them will look exactly the same. When you get in the 27" range, they get pretty pricey, especially if you want a model that isn't limited to 1080p (which is on the grainy side for a computer monitor).
     
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    monitor question price adjustment

    I originally said 500, but I think it needs to be more like under 400.00 Sorry about that. Does anyone have suggestions?
     
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    thanks-- is there a huge difference between the DellU2410 and a lower price model? Sorry-- I've only worked off of laptops before.
     
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    Just the panel type. If it's not for professional use, then there really isn't a need to spend that much.
     
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    I recommend the Dell ultrasharp. On point colours and good price.
     
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    The HP ZR24w can be found cheaper usually and is very similar. Under $400 on amazon right now.

    My advice would be to check these two threads over at [H]ard|Forum for the latest deals and get an idea about the displays:

    ZR24w

    U2410
     

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