Photo Editing Display for MacMini

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  1. wrightsites macrumors newbie

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    Hi all:

    I am about to purchase a MacMini and am wondering if anyone had any recommendations as to a good external display. I primarily use the computer for photo editing and website design/development, so I thought a matte (antiglare) display would be best. Up until now I have used PC laptops - this is my first foray into the Mac world, so any advice would be great!

    P.S. I am living in Japan, so a Japanese maker or Korean maker display would be best, I think...

    Thanks!

    John
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I'd look at the Dell U2410 24" or HP LP2475w 24". Both have H-IPS panels in them.
     
  3. googdot macrumors regular

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    If you want something slightly more inexpensive, I can highly recommend the Dell 2209WA (E-IPS panel). I have mine hooked up to my mini and use Lightroom and Photoshop for all my photo work.

    It's a great monitor for the price.
     
  4. Btom macrumors 6502a

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    If you are deeper into the digital photography you could consider a professional monitor (like Eizo, LaCie, or other companies) and a MacMini. Those monitors come with color accuracy and a number of features not usually found in regular computer displays (no yellow ting there:)). And they are actually not THAT expensive.

    Tom B.
     
  5. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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  6. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget the Apple 30" Cinema Display.

    It's still very, very good and in Matte.




    Have Fun,
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  7. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Don't you need a dual link adaptor to run it? (and aren't those D/L adaptors a bit dodgy?)
     
  8. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    I also run the 22009WA. Highly recommended. And for $220 (what I paid) cant be beat.
     
  9. wrightsites thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks very much for all the recommendations....yes, I wish the 24" Apple Cinema Display came with a matte option.....but the Dell monitors seem like the go. Cheers!
     
  10. wrightsites thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm....checking out what is available here in Japan, I come up with the Nanao FlexScan S2433W as about the only viable option.....but it's not IPS - it's VA......... is IPS really necessary???
     
  11. wrightsites thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The other option is a Dell 3008WFP, but price is getting up there a bit...
     
  12. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I've been using my 20" Cinema Display forever now and it's still just as beautiful as it ever was :) You could always go for a used Cinema Display - they really are beautiful, high-quality displays that hold up for ages.
     
  13. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    If it's this display, then it should have an 8-bit PVA panel in it, which is functionally equivalent to an IPS.
     
  14. numediaman macrumors 6502a

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    Totally agree. I purchased a 20" display ages ago and would never consider replacing it. I did, however, find a matching display at a discount, and now that the mini supports two displays have side-by-side Cinema Displays.
     
  15. wrightsites thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, CaveMan, it's the same monitor. Seems Eizo is marketed over here under the Nanao brand. Considerably cheaper than the Dell as well :)
     
  16. DavidG328 macrumors regular

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    And a large wallet :D
     
  17. wrightsites thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi - I want to thank everyone for their advice and recommendations. I actually ended up going with a Dell UltraSharp 2709W - they had one here that was going for about $600 new so I snapped it up. Hope it connects well to the new MacMini! :)
     

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