New monitor recommendations for a new Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bigloue, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Bigloue macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    OK - I want to purchase a new Mac Pro 2.8Ghz (8-core) with the GeForce 8800 card.

    I looked at the Apple Cinema HD 23" and 30" displays I was not impressed, let alone when your consider the price of the Apple monitors. Any rumors about new monitors by Apple, their current line-up is pretty dated.

    Also other recommendations? Dell, etc..

    One other question, if I will use this machine also for gaming, should I go with two 22" to 24" monitors versus one 30"?

    Many Thanks,
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Gaming on two monitors? That's a little... difficult for FPS and RPGs, isn't it?

    I have two Soyo DYLM24D6 displays that I haven't had a chance to use. Ever. Since I don't have my Mac Pro yet. They're great displays; no dead pixels, nice color gamut, etc...

    I can't wait for my 3840x1200 pixels of desktop goodness.
  3. Bigloue thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    I researched the Soyo DYLM24D6 monitors the reviews were not good.

    I am now leaning towards the Gateway XHD3000
  4. maccanuck2006 macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Vancouver Canada
    I have been very happy with my Samsung 275T 27" monitor, although it needed some calibration out of the box. Price was excellent (~$900 CDN academic pricing). It uses a PVA panel instead of the more expensive S-IPS panels in the ACDs.
  5. byocrysis macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2007
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    You might also want to check out the Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30" LCD monitor. Dell also has a couple of 30" monitors that they sell.
  6. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    I would just go with a 24" since that's plenty big for gaming. The Dell 2408fpw would be a good option. I'm not sure what panel that newer Dell uses though so whatever you get I would look into getting an S-IPS if you can or at least PVA. Don't bother with anything that uses a TN panel.

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