New 2009 Mini Need New Monitor Suggestion

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I am looking for suggestions for a new monitor for my Mini, I had a Gateway 22" which was really nice just that now I need a 24" to replace it, what does everyone recommend
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Apple 24in LED Cinema Display or Dell 24in Ultrasharp
  3. txnoob macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    The 24" Dell are UltraSharps are Nice. I love my Acer 22". Had it about 6 months. We have Acers at work. All 19" 4:3. Our IT guys are amazed at how reliable they have been.

    Lots of people like Samsungs too.
  4. beejam macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2007
    i want one but don't have any $:

    "Dell Small Business offers the Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $439. Apply coupon code "WKF35JP9FR9BLQ" to drop it to $395.10. With free shipping, that ties a deal from last month for the best total price we've seen on this display. Sales tax is added where applicable. The 2408WFP sports a native resolution of 1920x1200, 3,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 6ms response time, has a tilt and swivel mount, plus one upstream and four downstream USB ports. It also features one HDMI, two DVI-D with HDCP, DisplayPort, component, VGA, and other video inputs."
  5. rtrt macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    HP LP2475W has a good reputation.

    Apparently a better panel but not as good looking as the Dell 2408.
  6. ag55 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    If you want to pay the premium (i think its a rip off) then the Apple cinema display will pair up nicely with your mini.

    But, for real value and a selection of different connections the dell 24" is unbeatable. plus if you ever get a new computer you can connect it easily without buying adapters.

    personally, i have a samsung syncmaster 2493hm, its a full 1080p display with dvi, vga, hdmi, 10000:1 c-ratio and a 5ms response time. i love it.
  7. Krafty macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
  8. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    $ is not an issue, however I looked at the 24 and 30 Displays at the Apple store, I still think they are overpriced, but the 24" if it were $500 I would buy it but not for $700-900 no way I can get two monitors for that kind of cash. I just looked at the HP 24" and the new Gateway they are nice and fairly cheap, I would consider the Dell but I have not been able to see one in person.
  9. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    You can get the LED 24" for $499 refurbished which isn't quite as bad.
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    +1 for Samsung.

    I also was looking at the Dell monitors and really liked them but ended up getting a SyncMaster T260 about a year ago (25.5", DVI, HDMI, etc) for less than the 24" Dell and am very happy with it. The newer 24" and 26" versions (T240HD and T260HD) are $305 and $375 respectively at Amazon.
  11. Wheaty macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2009
    Cheshire, UK
    Lucky you!

    I'm still on a HP 15" TFT which my other half bought about 4 1/2yrs ago as a factory refurb.

    Must say though, it may be getting a bit small, but its got no dead pixels, still working happily and even had DVI! :)

    Hopefully Christmas will see me treating my mini to a better view of the world. but I expect more or the 19" variety.

  12. mousouchop macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2008
    New York
    Not sure what store you are looking at, but US Apple Store is reporting $599 for the refurbed 24".
  13. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009

    I personally like the look of HP monitors. They have that semi-Apple look to them with the black bezel, speakers, etc. And they are pretty well priced.

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