New refurb 2012. Need monitor recommendations.

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  1. alanmalk macrumors newbie

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    Just received my new refurbished 2012 I7 quad but it is not compatible with my antique VGA monitor. (No surprise there, my last Mac purchase was a 2008 machine.)

    If you are pleased with your monitor could you post a few words about it?

    I don't have high requirements. Primary concern is eye-strain as I'll be using it many hours per day. No games, no color matching, no bad reflections to deal with.

    Secondary concern is $$. My target max is $250. I'm thinking 22" to 24" is about the right size for my desk.

    (FYI, for work, I use dual monitors for the 10 or so windows I need up most of the time. My home use is not nearly so demanding.)

    Thanks!
    Alan
     
  2. CausticSoda macrumors 6502

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    Maybe consider secondhand? Having waited and waited for Apple to update their Thunderbolt Display (ha ha ha), I decided to go secondhand as an interim measure, which I may well now end up using for a good few years.

    I got a Dell Ultra-sharp 30". I think it's the 2011 model, and it cost about $300, which was a bargain. I am extremely impressed with the build quality and image quality. There are plenty of reviews if you want to look it up. It is higher resolution than the TBD and, I suspect, rather better. I always equated Dell with budget stuff, but their ultra-sharp monitors are most definitely not.

    I guess what I'm saying is, consider using your budget to go second hand and receive something far better than you would get new. I was, and remain, very pleasantly surprised with my purchase.
     
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Dell U2412M - 16/10 monitor works well - Inexpensive at 249.00
     
  4. kaibob macrumors regular

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