I just gave Dell my money

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by morrisman1, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

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    hi all, i was in the market for a nice monitor so i settled on a dell 2408WFP. i thought i didnt want to seperate with $1600 to apple for a 24" monitor which had all of two connections, the mini-display port, card reader, s-video and the usb port. It was cheaper for me to go dell and i got HDMI, displayport, 2x dvi, vga, composite, component and a powered usb hub. Oh and a matte finish screen which can swivel. the panel is a VA panel which is close to s-ips quality.

    sorry apple but your product just didnt cut the mustard, it's not professional anymore apart from the s-ips panel. LED is nice for sure, its a huge improvement on my old macbook but with a desktop screen you can have gruntier backlights anway.

    i can attach a dvd player and all sorts of things, i can buy a tv tuner for the macbook and i have a good HDTV aswell
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    LED is actually quite nice for some uses, but only if the panel which is attached to it is of a consistent quality - which I'm not convinced is the case for Apple, after a few too many replacements.

    Still, you pays your money and makes your choices - like your choice of Apple computing in the first place, you might say.
     
  3. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    There are plenty of us who have given Dell our money for their displays... They definitely deliver a lot more "bang for your buck" than the Apple offerings. Although, man do I like that new 24" display...
     
  4. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    I've got two 2408WFPs and don't regret buying them. They were cheaper that Apple's alternative and have such a wide range of inputs I can plug my PS3 into them, old laptop with VGA, iPod with Component etc. etc.

    The card reader on the side is also great!
     
  5. morrisman1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i might have to find a calibrator. the reviews show that they need calibrated to be colour accurate. they are real good when they are but not so hot out of the box. i guess it doesnt really matter for normal use though
     
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Out of the box the colours can be 'cartoony'. It's not too hard to set them up acceptably by eye, the key being to start not with the brightness/contrast but with the colour controls themselves. If you are doing anywhere near important colour work though - yes, you need a calibrator.
     

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