I need Monitor Advice ??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SUSU65, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. SUSU65 macrumors newbie

    SUSU65

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    Hello - I use a mac mini - 2.3 core i7 - intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB.

    I have been using CRT monitors -

    Now - a 19 inch View Sonic ( my back up )
    because my Apple Studio Display 20 inch CRT ... died .

    I'd like to buy a flat screen - but I really feel like I need some help
    on what specs I should be looking for.

    I do Graphic Design, so I'm in Illustrator and Photoshop all day long,
    so I nned something that is at least as good as my CRT ?

    Yesterday a friend gave me a 19 inch flat screen but it runs at 720 p
    and compared to the CRT View Sonic that I'm using now, I would be going backwards in quality
    if were to use it .

    So I need to buy one . ( I'm assuming I can find similar or better image quality as/than my CRT ? )

    The question is -

    Can you get a flat screen that looks better than a CRT ?

    What should I look for ?

    The 'free' flat screen wanted to run at 60 hrtz - my CRT is running 85 hrtz .

    How many hrtz can my intel HD Graphics 4000 ( mac mini i7 ) run ???

    Does the hrtz of a flat screen matter ? because most of the 1080p ones
    that I see for sale new on-line are 60hrtz ?

    What are some of you folks out there with mac minis like mine
    running for a monitor ?
     
  2. AirdanMR macrumors 6502

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    "Can you get a flat screen that looks better than a CRT ?"

    Yep.

    But... "Can you get a flat screen that scale better than a CRT ? "

    I don't think so.

    "What should I look for ?"

    You should only look at IPS screen panels, take care of the % of sRGB and Adobe RGB reproduction, it will matter in your work. The rest depends on how much money you want to spent.

    For low budget monitor I will go for something like the Asus VX229H, but check it for light fuges before buying if possible.

    "How many hrtz can my intel HD Graphics 4000 ( mac mini i7 ) run ???"

    You need to find your CPU model and then search it on intel data base. 60hz is fine for working with still images.

    "Does the hrtz of a flat screen matter ?"

    It matters but I will say only if you are a profesional gamer.
     

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