Monitor choice for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by peejack, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry ti start a new thread but im desperately looking for a monitor about 24"

    I would love to get the apple display but it's going to be out of my price range and i doubt even if a new one comes out the price won't budge :(

    I have had some problems as you may have read on my other post about crap picture quality with leopard.

    The 2 I have hunted down are these.

    Dell 24" Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=21763&source=PriceGrabber

    or the

    Samsung SM245B 24"
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130991

    Which one of these will provide the most accurate sharp picture? Does anyone have either of these and using with leopard.

    As far as I can see they both share pretty similar specs but the dell costs quite a bit more, im after advice of which will be the best buy and give me the most iMac like screening. I don't game I use my macpro for logic pro so i just want a nice clean screen.

    Many thanks :)
     
  2. BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

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  3. amik macrumors regular

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    that samsung is not their best 24, the 244t is their higher end 24" which I find quite satisfying (I have one at my office). I have used their b and bw series monitors and though they are decent, they don't touch the t series.

    I have not used the dell so I can not make a comparison.
     
  4. CWallace macrumors 603

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    We have HP LP2465s at work and they are very nice.

    There are a ton of reviews on all those monitors available. Just type in the model and "review" in Google. I also believe Dell has a new 24" coming soon - the 2408.
     
  5. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guess we need some people with some first hand reviews :)
     
  6. oceanzen macrumors regular

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    Although the Samsung says it's max resolution is 1920x1200 it has this pic
    [​IMG] - which seems strange - mistake??
     
  7. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

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    Read this review. http://www.behardware.com/articles/629-1/24-inches-the-dell-2407wfp-vs-the-samsung-244t.html
     
  8. oceanzen macrumors regular

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    Also you should consider the cheaper Dell E248wfp 24"
    It goes for around £280
     
  9. exspes macrumors member

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    This might be in reference to TV HD resolutions which are 1280x720 or 1920x1080.... Because if someone's looking for a monitor that suppots "1080p" and they don't see it explicitly, they'll get confused.

    Most monitors that are 1080p will be 1920x1200
     
  10. oceanzen macrumors regular

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    Yeah but it doesn't even state the HD resolution of 1920x1080 it says 1980 x 1080 so it's probably just a mistake.
     
  11. exspes macrumors member

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    Oh wow - so used to seeing the 1920 bit that my eyes glanced right over it.

    I've never heard of anything being that rez - I'd say yeah, a typo.
     
  12. oceanzen macrumors regular

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    After all the money I've spenton the new 8 Core Mac Pro with Airport, wifi, wireless mouse
    3x500gb Barracudas
    1x1tb Barracuda
    4GB Ram

    Oh and a Canon hv20 HDV Camcorder

    I can't really justify getting a 24", have to stick with my Dell 20"

    But it would be nice to see 1080HD in 1080HD ;)

    Once you start spending it's hard to stop!
     
  13. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  14. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I thank you for starting this thread. I'm going to buy a new MP next week after Macworld just to see if they will release new cinema displays....but I doubt it. Since I'm using an iMac now, I need a new display for the MP. Because of this thread, I'm starting to re-evaluate my LCD purchase.

    After a little googling, I came across the Hyundai W240D-TN 24". This seems to be an excellent display!

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-054-HY
     
  15. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    MacWorld seems to like NEC--they even recommend a 24" model over Dell's offering in their latest issue. Does anyone own an NEC and like it as much as MacWorld?
     
  16. macgruder macrumors 6502

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    This great post at Anandtech has as much info as you could possibly need :)

    Have lots of recommendations for specific needs: gaming, office, etc.
     
  17. exspes macrumors member

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    Kind of a related question - does anyone know of a good place to look at monitors in NYC? I like reading specs as much as the next guy but for me the final word rests with my eyes.

    And i"m talking about a place where they don't hook up 20 hi-rez monitors to one vga breakout box, but actually have em hooked up via DVI to individual stations.
     
  18. macgruder macrumors 6502

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    Bear in mind that many monitors use the same LCD panel.

    For example, the
    S-IPS (LG.Philips) panels

    S-IPS panels are the generally the best followed by S-PVA panels.

    This page allows you to search the panel type:
    http://www.flatpanels.dk/panels.php

    Note that Dell 24 inch monitors use both and it's a lottery which one you'll get: an S-PVA or a S-IPS. All Apple monitors are S-IPS. If you get a S-IPS monitor you can't really go much wrong. Or an S-PVA monitor from many makers can also be good - I seem to remember they have good contrast but slower response time which can be a problem for gaming apparently. I would go for a S-IPS if you can afford it as they have the best color combined with a decent response time. An S-PVA is cheaper and can be fine if gaming is not your thing but check that the response time is not too long (>50ms)
     
  19. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    Just to add my reply, I do own the Samsung 245BW (but still waiting for my Mac Pro to arrive), but I'm currently on a PC.

    I love the color and sharpness, I calibrate it with the eye-one display 2 colorimeter, and my photos still look great.

    The only minor point I have is that if you need to get up close to the monitor, parts of the screen under where you're looking onscreen can tend to turn a bit bluish. If you're sitting a reasonable distance back, however, it looks great and I'm happy to have gotten it.

    -Bryan
     
  20. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well its between the samsung, benq and the dell they all have s-pva panels??? Or am i mistaken?

    However the samsun is about £100 cheaper than both the benq and the dell and seems to have slighty better specs.

    EDIT: Ah i see dell uses s-vpa but the samsung is still TN right?
     
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  22. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    I'm very happy with my Dell.
     
  23. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you got the Dell 24" Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC or the non HC?
     
  24. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats still a TN panel though, right? Seems like dell is one of the only reasonable prices for s-pva panels
     

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