What display do you use with you Mac Pro?

What type of display do you use with your Mac Pro?

  • Apple Cinema Display 20", 23", or 30"

    Votes: 43 32.3%
  • Apple LED Cinema Display 24"

    Votes: 26 19.5%
  • Dell 30" Display

    Votes: 9 6.8%
  • HP 30" Display

    Votes: 8 6.0%
  • Other 30" Display

    Votes: 9 6.8%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 52 39.1%

  • Total voters
    133

smacman

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Feb 7, 2006
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Since most people don't include their display of choice in their profile, I thought I would throw this out there to get an idea.
 

Dr.Pants

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Jan 8, 2009
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Heh. I use "barebone" DS-263Ns. My second is in the mail, found on eBay for $300USD. Couldn't pass it up.

And 6 months I should have a third monitor, probably a NEC 2690 to keep using the same panel for matching. Of course, I'll have a MacPro by then. Chillin' on the G5 for now.:cool:

I'm curious how this poll turns out. Who uses what? If somebody doesn't have a monitor on the list, be sure and post it. Can't forget the Eizo and NEC folks (and the DS, Dell, the list goes on).
 

Dreamail

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Jun 17, 2003
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Interesting poll, but why did you lump all ACDs into one category and then only offer 30" displays from other manufacturers?

Wouldn't it be interesting to know how many people still use 20" ACDs or Apple's 30" displays compared to other manufacturers?
 

CaptainChunk

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Apr 16, 2008
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Phoenix, AZ
Two HP LP2475w's (24" IPS panels) on mine. No sense in paying big bucks for 24" LED ADCs IMHO when I can get comparable panels with a LOT more adjustments and connectivity for $300 less. :)
 

Dr.Pants

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Jan 8, 2009
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I dunno. It makes sense from a previous generation ->next generation standpoint. And I assume the Aluminium displays - the Acrylic ones (17", etc) are not listed.

But the poll is a slight illogical. There should've been an option for the 2475W and a few other popular options.

@ CaptainChunk. Heh. Same idea, right? ;)
 

smacman

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Feb 7, 2006
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But the poll is a slight illogical. There should've been an option for the 2475W and a few other popular options.
Ya I could have done that better. Hopefully people can also reply to the thread with more detailed info.
 

mrhick01

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Sep 22, 2008
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My monitors

27.5" Hanns.G HG281D (just had a warranty repair after one year, I believe they have replaced my panel with a HH281 LCD), big, bright and better than serviceable.

Second monitor: A debranded HP 24" that has swivel and pivot. Very useful to compose and read correspondence in portrait mode.

My current uses for my Octo 2.8 (early 2008 Mac Pro) is converting my DVD, VHS and cassette collections into digital files I'm storing on an unRAID server. Usually run XP and/or Windows 7 64-bit in a virtual machine with Parallels or VMWare.
 

nightfly13

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Jul 17, 2008
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Ranchi, India
Has there already been a poll asking how many screens people use? One of my chief justifications for buying a MP was that it's the only way to get to my dream: 3 LCDs and a Projector from the same machine. 9megapixel desktop FTW!
 

TheStrudel

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Jan 5, 2008
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Listed in my sig, but I'll elaborate:

An H-IPS Doublesight DS-263N (25.5", 1920x1200) and the S-IPS NEC 2090Wuxi (20", 1600x1200).

I've been quite pleased with the rise of cheaper IPS panels in the last couple years, a trend I hope continues because you get a ton of monitor for the money, now.

Been thinking of perhaps upgrading to an HP dreamcolor or 30" display in the future, but we'll see what happens.
 

Transporteur

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Nov 30, 2008
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30" ACD. Definitely the bigger speed bump than more processors ore ram. ;)
Best piece of electronic I've ever bought. Stunning image, stunning design, stunning build quality.

Unfortunately I missed the time they sold the last 20 or 23" displays. Still searching for some fancy displays to flank the big one.
 

thermodynamic

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May 3, 2009
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Since most people don't include their display of choice in their profile, I thought I would throw this out there to get an idea.
Two Soyo Topaz S monitors. MT-GW-DYLM24D6. (Avoid the E6 revision, it uses a 6-bit TN panel. The D6 revision uses an 8-bit M-PVA and, for the price, has really good output. There is some crushing of the darker blacks, but I've seen far, far worse.)

My next monitor(s) will be Apple or Dell...