Samsung P2350 23" at Sam's for $199

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Joemero, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Joemero macrumors regular

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    Has anyone tried one of these? I'm planning on getting a decent entry level monitor for working on Adobe CS4, then later giving it to my son and buying an ACD 24".
     
  2. illibball087 macrumors regular

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    its a decent monitor by the looks of it but its still a TN panel...go with the dell 2209wa which can be found on sale for low 200's which has e-ips you wont regret it
     
  3. Joemero thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's the difference between that one and the Dell 2209W (without the "a")? Best Buy has that one for $199. I just noticed, it's a 21" instead of 22" but other than that, does it have e-ips?
     
  4. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    If it is the S2209W on Dell's website, then it is a TN panel, not an IPS. On the plus side, it has a 1920x1080 resolution instead of the 1680x1050 resolution of the 2209WA.
     
  5. Joemero thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm a little confused about resolution, when I go to "About this Mac" under Graphics/Display it says I have:
    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0863
    Revision ID: 0x00b1
    ROM Revision: 3385
    gMux Version: 1.7.3
    Displays:
    Color LCD:
    Resolution: 1440 x 900
    Depth: 32-Bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Built-In: Yes
    AND
    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 512 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0647
    Revision ID: 0x00a1
    ROM Revision: 3385
    gMux Version: 1.7.3
    Displays:
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected

    Is the 1440 X 900 resolution referring to the MBP display? What's the highest resolution my video card(s) can handle. I assume the 9600M GT shows no resolution because I'm using it in "Better Battery Life" mode?
    Just a curious question, not trying to show off, do I have a decent graphics card? I'm a newbie wanting to get into web/graphic design, photo and some video editing.
     
  6. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, 1440x900 is the native resolution of the 15" MBP. I don't actually own a unibody MBP, so I can't be certain, but I would say yes, you are getting those results because it is in better battery life, and thus is using the 9400M card instead of the 9600M, which uses more power. The 15" MBP will handle a resolution of 2560x1600 on an external monitor. Although I don't have personal experience with it, this setup seems to be a good mobile graphics setup. The 9400M will work for many applications, and will save battery life. The 9600 will handle most heavier duty applications.
     

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