New 2009 Mini Need New Monitor Suggestion

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    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

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    Apple 24in LED Cinema Display or Dell 24in Ultrasharp
     
  3. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    HP LP2475W has a good reputation.

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

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    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.
     
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  8. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    $ 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

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    You can get the LED 24" for $499 refurbished which isn't quite as bad.
     
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    +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

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    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.

    Wheaty
     
  12. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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

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    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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