Used Monitor?

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  1. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    I have a 23inch Monitor that I use with my mac pro and it is plenty big to do all the stuff I need, except when I am working in FCP I would like to have a separate monitor for my bins.

    I was thinking about buying a used 17inch Apple Studio monitor that comes with the DVI convertor box.

    He wants $165, is that a ok deal?

    Do the studio monitors last long when they are this old? The new apple monitors cost way to much just to be used as a second monitor though.

    What do you think about buying used monitors or the 17 Studio Monitor?

    Ever own one?
     
  2. dophineh macrumors member

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    OUCH! 165 for a used 17"?

    that's about 4 times too high in my book! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    if just need it for your palettes and stuff, I'd just go to best buy and get a cheap one.
     
  4. justit macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not one for dual displays, especially different sizes. Too much eye movement and neck stain for me on long hours.

    Try placing your palettes in a separate OSX spaces.
     
  5. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    That, or buy a cheap one of off dell or a comparable vendor. check dealmac.com for deals, thats what I usually use.
     
  6. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So dual displays it make harder now days that screens are so big?

    That kind of makes sense, since you have to turn head back and forth lol.


    I think I paid almost 2k for my 23inch when it first came out, so I did not think that was that bad.
     
  7. dophineh macrumors member

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    i paid $1100 for my dell 30" (2560x1600) in Jan 07. It's awesome.

    I have no problem with two monitors. neck strain???? wtf... come on, please.. :p
     
  8. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    I use my 17" LCD for watching TV/movies while using my 24" for work.
     
  9. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is there any free programs I can use to test a monitor?
     
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    I love my 17" Studio. I have it hooked up using the DVI to ADC converter on my MBP. I got it about 8 months ago and I like it so much, I'm probably going to get a 22" or 23" to replace it when I get some cash. The picture is very good and since I've already got the converter, I don't mind buying another display with ADC. For how old it is, I think its a great looking display. Since he's including the converter which sells new for $100, I'd say its a fair deal for a Studio display.
     
  13. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I figured I could get a old style 23 inch cinema display off of ebay later, and use the convertor with that.

    Then sell the studio.

    But I do look forward to using it. Though 17inch sounds tiny, is it really small?


    Do you think it would clash with my 23inch aluminum Cinema Display? (it's gotta look better than a Dell next to it).
     

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