New display, need help.

wshld

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Aug 7, 2007
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Alright guys, i bought a new iMac a day after they went out. I'm a graphic designer and i'm completly satisfied with it, except for the glossy screen. The fadings/different colors are starting to get on my nerves. Anyway, i Need an external display. Right now, i'm considering two displays.

I could get a 20" Dell for about 250$.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=320-5123

Or i could get a used 20" Apple Cinema Display for about 250-300$ like this one
http://cgi.cafr.ebay.ca/20-Inch-Apple-Cinema-Display-Great-Condition_W0QQitemZ140154578533QQihZ004QQcategoryZ81687QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I think i'm leaning toward the Apple display. It looks gorgeous and seems to be awesome for colors and everything. What's your opinions about this guys ?
Or do you have any better suggestions for a 250-325$ 20" display ?

Thank you
 

drater

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Oct 6, 2005
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Boston, MA
Alright guys, i bought a new iMac a day after they went out. I'm a graphic designer and i'm completly satisfied with it, except for the glossy screen. The fadings/different colors are starting to get on my nerves. Anyway, i Need an external display. Right now, i'm considering two displays.

I could get a 20" Dell for about 250$.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=320-5123

Or i could get a used 20" Apple Cinema Display for about 250-300$ like this one
http://cgi.cafr.ebay.ca/20-Inch-Apple-Cinema-Display-Great-Condition_W0QQitemZ140154578533QQihZ004QQcategoryZ81687QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I think i'm leaning toward the Apple display. It looks gorgeous and seems to be awesome for colors and everything. What's your opinions about this guys ?
Or do you have any better suggestions for a 250-325$ 20" display ?

Thank you
Thats a tough choice right there. I personally wouldn't buy anything used. So I'd suggest the dell. I use a SyncMaster 226bw which I love. But that's a little more than $250. 3000:1 contrast ratio and 2ms...pretty good if you ask me, most monitors are 3 to 5ms
 

wshld

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2007
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Okay, but i heard that the 22 syncmaster doest get you exact colors.

Anyone else ?
 

suneohair

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Aug 27, 2006
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That Dell 20" is also a TN panel just as any 22" would be. The Dell 2007WFP is a better choice, since you may get an S-IPS panel. Note that they have a lottery on those, and you might get a PVA instead.

Dell is charging $400 for it right now. Not sure why. But that is way too much. They just updated this version, the 2008WFP. It is a TN panel and has a webcam now. I would avoid it, unless you like the new styling.

I think the used Apple would be a better choice if you can get one for a good price.