Recommendations for A Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ADubin, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. ADubin macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently using a 15" Mac Book Pro to edit photos using PS CS6 and LR4 and interested in purchasing an external monitor for this computer. I have room to us a 21"H X 31"W monitor on the area of my desk. I like to spend in the $500 range, and a refurbished is an acceptable alternative. Your recommendations for a monitor would be greatly appreciated. Also what color calibration do you recommend I consider buying too? ADubin
     
  2. chaseychasem macrumors regular

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    If you're using a 2012 MBP and going the third-party antiglare route, I would highly recommend that you hook up your computer in-store to any monitor you're considering. 650M drivers are not especially well optimized for third-party displays at the moment. I recently had to return an HP ZR2440W connected via DisplayPort due to fuzzy text rendering.
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    narrow color gamut for sRGB work or wide gamut to handle Adobe RGB files?
     
  4. ADubin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Chasey, That is an excellent suggestion. ADubin



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    I need to use it to process Adobe RGB files. ADubin

     
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Does anyone know when the new cinema displays are coming out?
     
  7. chaseychasem macrumors regular

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    I've heard about a potential TBD update next month but no CD update per se.
     
  8. andyone macrumors member

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    This is not a fault of the graphics driver and easily fixed: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090828224632809
     
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  10. ADubin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You

    MCAsan, Thank you very much for the links to these websites. That will help me decide which one I want to purchase. Arnold

     
  11. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    You are welcome. You have a second thing to consider. Do you want a docking station?

    For example the Thunderbolt display is a nice 27" IPS panel like the Dell U2711, and a couple of others that do 2550x1440 resolution. But the Thunderbolt display has docking station features such as integrated speakers, integrated power supply for the laptop, USB 2 hub (which I hope is soon upgraded to USBb 3), and FW (which I personally don't want at all). The closest thing to that package would be something like the Dell U2711 monitor (around $800) and the announced Delkin Thunderbolt dock (announced at $399 but now shipping yet). Note the Delkin dock does not provide a power supply to a laptop.

    So I think that despite the big bucks up front, the Apple Thunderbolt display is a good value if....big if.....you want both a good 27" IPS panel and docking station features for a Mac laptop.

    I am hoping for a Thunderbolt Display refresh before the end of the year. I don't know if they will increase the resolution to "Retina" levels (whatever that would have to be on a 27" panel); but I would expect the upgrade to USB 3 and maybe dropping FW.
     
  12. ADubin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MCAsan, Thanks for your additional info. I'm starting to do some research on the apple thunderbolt display (27-inch). Atnold

     

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