Monitor advice

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gilbert1020, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    I am looking for a monitor similar to the apple cinema
    display, that has good picture, HDMI, DVI, and USB inputs. My budget is more or less around $200 USD.

    Any reccomendations?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    For $200 you can't get something close to cinema display, if you mean in terms of quality. You can almost get a 24 inch for that price, but it will be a TN panel.
     
  3. Mr D macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's hard to ask for something "similar" to something else that's over 4 times the price.

    However, if you extend it to about $400-$500 you can get a high quality monitor.

    Similar is tough though - because AC is LED which is rare right now...
     
  4. gilbert1020 thread starter macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    I'm sorry let me rephrase that. I'm looking for a monitor with decent picture
    and the inputs listed above. Thanks..
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Take a look at the HP 2475w.

    Inputs:
    (2) DVI-I, (1) HDMI, and (1) DisplayPort with HDCP support, (1) Component
    Video, (1) S-Video, and (1) Composite Video

    Panel Type = IPS

    It's a bit over $500USD (here), and you'd need to calibrate it out of the box, but once done, they're really nice from reviews I've read (example).
     
  6. Outrigger macrumors 68000

    Outrigger

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    quality has nothing to do with LED. there are LED displays right now for the OP's budget, but still TN panel types.
     
  7. mscofield macrumors member

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    Dell SP2309W perhaps?
    I'm gonna get one these days.
    Has a lot of inputs/outputs and is 239euros at the dutch Dell website.
     

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