Monitor FACE OFF! Who will win? YOU vote!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Doju, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    In the right corner ...

    http://accessories.dell.com/sna/pro...tdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&cs=cadhs1&sku=320-7641

    23"
    2048x1152 resolution
    3 USB ports
    20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (keep in mind dynamic isn't as special as static)
    Samsung
    this review scared me

    $300


    In the other corner ...

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10115150&catid=26176

    24"
    1920x1080 resolution
    0 USB ports
    1,000:1 static contrast ratio
    Dell

    $360






    My dilemma basically lies in the resolution. The 23" is a bit bigger, but I'm afraid the text will be incredibly small. Plus, due to the odd resolution, it's a bit of a drawback in some cases (black spots in 1080p movies basically reduce it to a 22" HD, desktop wallpapers, etc.) but it is nice. Apparently you can put up two documents against eachother with this resolution. I'm undecided between inches and res. :(

    What would you go with? Price isn't too much of a deal.

    Oh, and with the lack of USB ports (I'm hooking it up to my Alu 2.4 MB) I can just use my MB's if I choose that monitor, right? And my Alu MB can output the 2k+ res, right?


    Thanks!! What would YOU choose?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The 23" Samsung represents much better value, but be careful what you intend to use it for because in my experience not all Samsung monitors seem to want to work with my Macbook Pro.

    You should make a poll :)
     
  4. spacemanps macrumors regular

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    if you dont mind me asking.... how are you getting that dell monitor for 300?
     
  5. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm getting a Samsung one with the EXACT same panel. Cheaper.
     
  6. spacemanps macrumors regular

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    sooo where is the link... share
     
  7. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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  9. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Instead of having an incredibly vague post, it would be great if you could, you know, elaborate?
     
  10. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    I would personally go with the Samsung. The specs on paper are better, and I personally have really good experience with Samsung monitors.
     

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