Need'n to get a new monitor ??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SUSU65, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. SUSU65 macrumors newbie


    Nov 30, 2008
    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 ....

  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    1920x1200 is the highest resolution you can drive. You can get a 30" display, but it won't output higher than 1920x1200.
  3. sangosimo Guest


    Sep 11, 2008
  4. anthny680 macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2006
    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:

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