Is it worth buying 3.5 year old monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sukanas, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    i found someone whos selling a 3.5 year old 23" cinema for 500

    should i buy it?
     
  2. three macrumors 6502a

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    I would ask for pictures, and see if it is has no blemishes or anything in the screen.
     
  3. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    there's supposedly no scratches or anything

    should i be concerned about brightness, etc?
     
  4. three macrumors 6502a

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  5. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't. If it's 3.5 years old, that means it's not the newest 23" that was refreshed in 2006 to increased brightness etc. $500 for an old model is quite steep.
     
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Exactly.
     
  7. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so should i get a dell 2408wfp instead if i can get it for around 550?
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I also wouldn't get that display. I owned one for a short time, and could not stand the ghastly input lag. Now some may not notice it, but to me (and others) it's very apparent. But then you could always return it if it's not to your satisfaction...
     
  9. krye macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. Nice deal, but I wouldn't pay $500 for an old generation model. I'd rather pay extra and get a newer one.
     
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    $500 is too much. $250 would be more appropriate. But $300 would buy you a new monitor from someplace other than Apple. If you want an Apple branded display, and I do understand the reasons for wanting this, $500 is too much for a monitor of that age.
     

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