iMac 27" external monitor suggestions?

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  1. scapegoat78 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all--

    I am a professional graphic designer of about 15 years, and I am going to be upgrading my hardware soon. I'm about 90% sure I'm going to get a fully loaded (getting my RAM aftermarket of course) 27 inch iMac. I handle graphics, NOT video of any kind, so it seems like a good fit. I already have a Cintiq display for my tablet needs, but I'm considering an additional 27 inch display, as I work with three monitors now and am pretty accustomed to it.

    Any suggestions as to what I should be looking at? I know to avoid edge-lit and LED displays for the most part. I need links, I'm shopping soon. Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
     
  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

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  3. Ak907Freerider macrumors 6502

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    Ya for that price you can buy a used or refurb
     
  4. FlyLight macrumors newbie

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    Eizo. Their advantage is that with certain models you can manually adjust the calibration to EXACTLY match your output (obviously done before a client job using a test image and proof output).

    I do pre-press, photography and graphic design for a high-end magazine, and love my 22" Eizo CG222W (attached to a late-2009 27" iMac)
     
  5. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Buy a used or refurb what?
     
  6. thekev macrumors 604

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    That would be my top choice. They cost considerably more than NEC at comparable sizes, so it depends on budget though. Interestingly NEC doesn't have anything in 4K yet. I suspect they'll go there when the technology is fully stable and probably not before there is some standardization to MST topology.
     
  7. 7enderbender macrumors 6502a

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    Eizo if it's in the budget. Otherwise NEC. Bought a PA271w and I'm happy with it.
     

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