Price Advice What would you pay for a 24" ACD these days?

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  1. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    I have the opportunity to buy a very nice one for ~$250. I know there are a lot of nice monitors for that price - it's worth noting I largely just want it for docking purposes for my MBP every once in a while.
     
  2. PilotWoo macrumors regular

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    They are getting on a bit now and they don't last forever. Its overpriced to me.
     
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    I passed on two of these for $10 last year at a goodwill thrift store. I almost bought them just because. But my rational side said I already have two good LCD's on my machine and I couldn't justify paying $10 on older screens just to get an Apple logo.

    So... I guess that means not worth $5 each to me.

    But, if it's what you really want, and it's worth the money for you, then it's really your decision.

    I'm not going to bad talk them.
     
  4. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

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    chances are it has taken on a brownish tint and lost a fair amount of strength on the back light. it's a gamble at best.
     
  5. GoldfishRT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    These were LED panels. I don't really see how you'd lose backlight strength like the CCFL ones.
     
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    you are correct. too many models over too many years. I'm loosing track of it all.
     
  7. phairphan, Sep 29, 2016
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    These displays on the used market still command a pretty hefty premium for an eight-year old monitor. This appears to be a fairly good price. It sounds as if you've done your research on these, but since you mentioned that you're planning to take advantage of this as a dock it's worth pointing out the USB ports are USB 2. I've lost track of the magsafe port permutations, so you may want to make sure the magsafe version on this monitor will work with your MBP or if you'll need an adaptor.
     
  8. MattA macrumors 6502

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    I have one of these monitors. It's still a very nice one, though newer monitors are better. The magsafe connector is version 1, so if you want to use it as a charger, you need an adapter. My wife currently uses mine on her MacBook Air and loves it.
     

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