Price Advice Replacing Old Dell Monitors Within The Next Month Need Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ICJR, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. ICJR macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2016
    At the moment i have 2 x 23 inch Dell monitors ( discontinued ) and 1 x 21 inch AOC monitor. Screens seem to be burning out/dying and i occasionally have issues with just pure black screens.

    Anyway i primarily use my setup for web design and development. Typically 2 monitors for code/IDE and 1 for photoshop/illustrator/web. I also consume a lot of media and play a large amount of CSGO so multimedia is a must/important. Most important is color spectrum/accuracy the colors on my current monitors are a bit dull so it makes things difficult when deciding on a color palette etc. ( already tried calibrating tons of times, its time to replace the monitors ) Thin bezels are preferable but not an absolute necessity. Daisy chaining would be a HUGE plus to make connecting to laptop via mini display port much easier. I would like to stay within the $1,000 range for everything ( 3 monitors and a new usb hub/dock ) since these will be long term purchases i decided to come here to ask for help, please save me!

    I currently have narrowed it down to the following ( via reviews, etc. )

    I have also thought about purchasing just 2 of these but it would stretch my budget, i would only make the purchase if it was miles ahead of the rest.
  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    If color fidelity is important, get 2x 24-inch Dell Premier Color (such as U2413). Or just plain Dell 24 HD without Premier Color. Not as much gamut, but probably more than you have now - and less expensive. I have an earlier model and they still very nice.
  3. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    I think kohlson gave you some good advice there. Depending on your tastes, you might want all of your monitors to match but if you need a proper graphics monitor, it may turn out to be expensive. The upper line Dell monitors are excellent "mid-tier" monitors for graphics. You might investigate the various Dell monitor specs and reviews. An alternative would be to get one excellent graphic monitor (NEC, Eizo, etc.) and two lower quality one's that are used for everything but your graphic work. There are several makers of monitors that now offer mid-tier level monitors capable of reasonable calibration for graphic/photo work so perhaps a visit to some Photoshop oriented sites would be useful and see what the folks there use and who makes the best of these mid-tiers (every few months, it seems the top spot changes).

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