Need'n to get a new monitor ??

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  1. SUSU65 macrumors newbie

    SUSU65

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    Hi all - I’m new to this and could use some advice.

    I’m getting close to needing to get a new monitor.

    Now - I have a CRT ( 17” )
    I’m in the graphics biz - and have read that CRT is better for colour work.

    However, CRT’s are dinosaurs now and difficult to find.

    So - I’ll likely go LCD.

    I use a mac mini ( vram 32 mb )

    Am I limited in what LCD I can buy based on 32 mb ?

    How big can I go ? 19, 20, 22, 24 so on .. ?

    What should I look for in resolution? refresh? Contrast Ratio ?

    Does anyone recommend a good one / affordable / good for design work ???

    Thanks All ....

    SUSU.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1920x1200 is the highest resolution you can drive. You can get a 30" display, but it won't output higher than 1920x1200.
     
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  4. anthny680 macrumors member

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    The 24" HP LP2475W. It's not quite as affordable as the Dells but is a better quality (in my opinion) 8-bit h-ips panel for design work. I purchased one about a month ago from MacMall and love it. It has pretty much the same connections as the dell 2408.

    Here is a review:

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hp_lp2475w.htm
     

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