- Mar 23, 2008
I have a GTX 285 currently... I'm thinking of getting the new 27"... Would the new card be an upgrade?
Whilst true, in a case which boggles me the Apple display will end up costing you less for exactly the same panel.Also, there are similar 27" displays out there from other manufacturers (like Dell) that use the same panel and don't tie you down to using DisplayPort.
There's more to a monitor than just the panel. The electronics used can make a significant difference.Whilst true, in a case which boggles me the Apple display will end up costing you less for exactly the same panel.
The Apple display is a glossy version though, whilst the Dell isn't. If you want to go the whole way, there's a means of removing the anti-glare coating on the dell as well which supposedly makes it look amazing.
Assuming Apple releases the 5870 on its own for us (still keeping my fingers crossed), YES - do upgrade.I have a GTX 285 currently... I'm thinking of getting the new 27"... Would the new card be an upgrade?
True, but when you're comparing an ACD to a typical Dell UltraSharp, there's generally very little tangible difference in performance between the two monitors.There's more to a monitor than just the panel. The electronics used can make a significant difference.
Just look at what happens when companies like Eizo Nanao and NEC can do with the same panels in used in other vendor's models. And a price difference to match, particularly the Eizo Nanao's.
Not just the rebates, but placing orders over the phone usually results in pricing less than that posted on the website as well (even when there aren't any rebates available at that time).But given how often Dell runs rebate promotions on monitors, I don't see their 27" model staying at $1099 for very long...