sell 24" late 2008 LED Cinema Display for 2 Dell u2412m?

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  1. dapitts08 macrumors regular

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    so i just got my Dell u2412m for my dual monitor set up.

    i am absolutely in love with it...specifically the matte screen.

    so much so that i am thinking about selling my ACD and copping another one.

    right now i have the dell connected via dvi-hdmi and the ACD miniDP-TB

    i believe i could get an adapter for the 2nd Dell and connect it via miniDP-TB..correct?

    is there any reason i should consider keeping my ACD?

    any performance issues using two Dell monitors with the mac mini?

    edit: forgot to mention that i use my setup for graphic and web design
     
  2. krburrell macrumors regular

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    I'm planning to do the same with my 24" ACD. Just need to catch the Dell u2412m monitors on sale.
     
  3. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a

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  4. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Why do you say that? My 2408 WFP is still rocking great. Am considering a u2412 myself.
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    I'd say Dell Ultrasharp are some of the best consumer/prosumer grade monitors on the market. They aren't NEC or the like, but are very very good monitors for the money.
     
  6. Woyzeck, May 3, 2013
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    Woyzeck macrumors 6502

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    The Dell Ultrasharps are hands down equal if not better than Apple's TBDs, at about 50% of their price.

    The only two pros for the TBD are its looks and the TB port. Dell's pros are more connectivity, a non-glossy screen, (depending on the model) better calibration and the included on-site warranty.
     
  7. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    Trolling; ignore


    To the OP I'd say do it. I like the symmetry in a setup and the less glare option is a great one IMO. I get frustrated by the glass/gloss.
     
  8. dapitts08 thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. go-digital macrumors newbie

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    Great decision. I doubt you'll regret it. Bought my second u2412m about a month after getting the first one. That was in August. Love 'em.
     
  10. CrazyNurse macrumors regular

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    Are you guys using hdmi to dvi or hdmi to mdp adapter for the 2nd monitor? Any probs e.g. Lag time between two displays, flicker, etc.?

    I love my 2412 and def want another.
     
  11. drew.bowser macrumors regular

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    Dell and Apple use some of the same panels - You honestly wont know the difference. I am a photographer and have dual 24 inch dell Ultrasharps and they are a fraction the price of one cinema display.

    You can get it on Dell refurbed for aroun 250 bucks a piece shipped.
     
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