What makes the most sense?

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  1. mojopixel macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

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    I primarily use Dreamweaver, Flash & Photoshop at the moment, in the future I want to learn about video. I want to get a mac and I also want lots of screen realestate. What makes the most sense? Getting a new mac pro with a dell monitor (do I really need all that power?) or getting a refurbished macbookpro with a dell monitor (I don't really need to be portable but it's nice to have the option).

    answers on a postcard please! :confused:

    cheers,

    mp
     
  2. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    It depends, do you want to take your work with you or can you keep everything in one spot?
     
  3. gescom macrumors regular

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    Exactly, it does sound however that you made you mind up about the Dell Monitor for now. The real question then is "Would portability be of concern to you?"
     
  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    You know what if you can afford it get it it's a great computer.
     
  5. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, I have a laptop at the moment and it rarely leaves my desk. My budget is around the £2-2500 mark. The question is, is the MacPro worth the money?
     
  6. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like you do web design like me.

    I'm in the market for a MacBook Pro because I have the option to take it with me to my clients when I need to. It's always nice to have that portability.
     
  7. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    Unless your work is HUGE ( like you said you dont need that much power) the macbook pro will be fine. its a work horse, and whe,n and if need be, you can take it with you and work on the road.
    so MBP all the way.
     
  8. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the tip! One other thing, is it possible to hook up 2 displays to a MBP?
     
  9. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    id say get a macbook pro :)

    as for the dell mointor they suck badly i had one i swapped to a samsung

    the picture looked 40x better easily it was due to the constrat ratio

    model number is sync master 223BW

    Dell is 700:1
    samsung 3000:1
    LG neww one is 10,000:1 it looks amazing!
     
  10. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :eek: Are you sure Dell monitors suck? I was thinking of the DELL E248WFP, compared to the ACD it looks better on paper
     
  11. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    i have 6 computers and 2 laptops all had dell mointors i switched 1 pc to a samsung mointor the colours look so much better and lot more lifelike

    now all of my pcs have the samsung mointors

    :)

    there all self built computers btw.

    a dell mointor review summary found on google first link

    Pros
    Cheap.
    High resolution.
    Cons-
    TN display results in fuzzy images, washed out colors and low viewing angle.
    - No variable monitor stand
    - No USB connections
    - No flash card readers

    samsung
    - Viewable Area: 24” Widescreen (1920x1200 Resolution)
    - Interface: Analog / Digital
    - Response Time: 5ms
    - 16.7M Colours
    - Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
    - Viewing Angle (H/V): 160°/ 160°
    - Brightness: 400cd/m2
    - Height Adjustable stand with tilt & swivel
    - 3 Years On-Site Warranty with Samsung

    dell
    - 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA+) Optimum Resolution
    - 16.7 Million Colours
    - 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
    - 5ms Response Time
    - 400 cd/m2 Brightness
    - One DVI-D Input
    - One Analogue Input
    - High Definition (HD)- Everything looks better in HD.
    - Dell TrueColor Technology- 92% Colour Gamut
    - VESA mounting compatible / Security slot : Yes (100mm) / Yes
    - Warranty : 4 year next business day exchange supplied by Manufacturer (Call Dell on 0870 9080800 and have the work number from the original packaging handy)
     
  12. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alright then, I'm looking for a 24" monitor, which one would you suggest? :confused:
     
  13. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    ok ill link you if thats ok?

    on budget
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-054-SA&groupid=703&catid=17&subcat=510

    LG looks good but never seen the new one
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-054-LG&groupid=703&catid=17&subcat=949

    on higher budget
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-061-SA&groupid=703&catid=17&subcat=510
    - Interface: Analog / Digital / HDMI / S-Video / Component
    - First LCD monitor that supports MPA (Motion Picture Acceleration) technology
    - Supports Full-HD (1080p)
    - Contrast Ratio: 1500:1
    - Viewing Angle (H/V): 178°/ 178°
    - Brightness: 300cd/m2
    - Height Adjustable stand with tilt & swivel
    - 4 Port USB Hub
    - Mac Compatible!!

    - VESA (200 x 100mm)
    - Tilt, Swivel and Pivot function
    - 3 Years On-Site Warranty with Samsung

    my job helps me with monitors as i work for sky which is the best provider of sat tv for Europe. i work for another company that is linked to sky, we code the software for sky boxes as well as test the box's on multiple televisions to fix bugs in the software such as screen defects
     

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