Monitor for 13" MBP --Apple or Dell IPS?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JSpence, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. JSpence macrumors regular

    JSpence

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    Have done a search and have been reading through previous posts, so I feel I'm facing a unique decision dilemma.

    I am stuck trying to decide beween two monitors, an older Apple Cinema Display 20" or a newer Dell IPS U2412m/U2410.

    Ideally, I'd like to hook up my Xbox via HDMI to game, but it's not necessary and the u2410 is actually a little steep.

    LOVE the design of the older Apple CD but would hate to purchase potentially outdated tech but passing on the Dell. I personally think the Dell is hideous, but I'm sure the screen looks good.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    The Dell isn't hideous imo, but that is just my opinion and you have yours as you already stated. I personally have the U2410 and it is one of the best monitors I have ever had the pleasure to use. The display quality is wonderful and the colors are accurate as well.

    The plethora of inputs doesn't hurt either. I do have my Xbox 360 hooked up via the HDMI input and my Macbook Pro to the dvi input.

    It's great for me as well because it turns the 2 usb ports on my macbook pro into 4 (2 on the side, 2 underneath).. which a hub would do but I like having as little wires as possible.

    Also, the extra real estate is great. I am very happy I purchased the U2410, and I do like the Matte more than a glossy apple CD...
     

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