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

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by dapitts08, May 2, 2013.

  1. dapitts08 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2009
    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

    Dec 5, 2007
    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


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
  4. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
    Why do you say that? My 2408 WFP is still rocking great. Am considering a u2412 myself.
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    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
    Last edited: May 3, 2013

    Woyzeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    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


    Nov 20, 2007
    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

    Jul 1, 2009
  9. go-digital macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2013
    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

    Oct 23, 2012
    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

    Sep 23, 2008
    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.
  12. MJL macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011

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