Which Display Are You Using ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Washac, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006

    This is not a what display is best thread.

    Just a couple of simple questions.

    1. Which display are you using with your MacPro ?
    2. Are you happy with it ?
  2. Amethyst macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    1.) Dell U2711
    2.) Very Happy! 'Cause It gave me everything I can't from 27" Apple Cinema Display. Matte , Many Input (HDMI, DVI x 2 , Display Port, VGA etc.)
  3. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    1. My 27" Apple Cinema Display and 2 17" DELL E-Series Monitors + On Occasion a 40" TV.
    2. Love the Cinema Display for everything except color grading, which I do elsewhere on a calibrated system (My workplace is low-light, so the glossyness doesnt bother me). The Dual DELLS are also great for sticking bits of Pro Apps on and my Code/Terminal. (Im a developer as well as video editor/sound dude - Love all three, so ended up with a lot of gear to handle them all).
  4. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2011
    I am using a 27" Cinema Display with my Mac Pro. I am very happy with it!
  5. Tucom macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    Dell really is the next best PC company next to Apple. Seriously. Yes. It is, at least for the facts out there, for starters.

    They put thought and care into their machines and their high end models use excellent quality parts.

    Thus. Their displays. Are excellent. They've been basically taughted as Apple Displays in sheeps clothing, as in they're high end displays do, indeed, use the same high qualiy panels that Apple displays use, usually from the same exact factory. The only other company I've known to ever build a non-TN, color quality-built monitor is Gateway, which I'm typing on right now, it bieng a IPS panel, but has power issues sometimes.

    I'd get either an Apple or any of the Dell non-TN UltraSharps.
  6. t0rr3s macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2010
    Picked up a Dell S2409W yesterday in excellent condition after winning it off ebay. Great colours I must say.
  7. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    1. NEC Spectraview 3090.
    2. Yes, it's brilliant.
  8. Vylen macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    1) 2x Dell U2311H + 1x Samsung 226BW
    2) Very happy with the Dell's. Excellent IPS panels for a very affordable price. For a multi-monitor setup, can't really go wrong ;) One day I'll replace the ageing Samsung with another 2311H but at the moment it's not really necessary.
  9. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    The older aluminum 23" apple display, two of them. Very happy with them. Like the USB and FireWire connections in the back. Cords area little short though.
  10. HawkEye40 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2008
  11. donw35 macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2010
    Los Angeles
  12. Drummy macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    One of the newer 24" Cinema Displays and a bog standard 18" flatscreen Samsung TV, just as a mix window monitor for my audio work. Once I got extension leads to connect the RETARDEDLY short USB and Mini DVI cables to my MacPro I was very happy with it.
  13. TheStrudel macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2008
    More about this? I have heard very little about that particular monitor.

    I use a Doublesight DS-263N, NEC Multisync 2090UXi, Dell U2211, and have a cable running to my Sharp LCD TV.
  14. rickvanr macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    23" Apple Cinema Display, I think it's 6 years old. I bought it with my Dual 2.7 G5, G5 died, but it's still going strong with the MP replacement!

    Would like to get a refurb 30 ACD sometime, really like matte displays and 16:10
  15. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
  16. yauzers619 macrumors member

    May 22, 2011
    27" Apple Cinema Display (2010)
    20" Dell Ultrasharp (2005)

    Dell doesn't support HDCP so it's extremely annoying, but it's still working great so no need to upgrade.
  17. gabicava83 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2010
    Have been using a 30" ACD for over a year and cannot get on with it. At work I use dual 22" screens and find it so much better. This is due to being able to put applications snapped per screen.

    Will probably go for dual 19" 4:3 monitors and sell the 30".
  18. skyline r34 macrumors 6502

    skyline r34

    Oct 10, 2005
    San Diego
    27-inch LED Cinema Display and i'm so happy with it planning on buying a second one, Dual 27-inch LED Cinema is going to be awesome
  19. AppleDroid macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2011
    I loved this monitor until it just up and started shutting off and not turning back on for hours. It was a good monitor until that point.

    I currently have an NEC 2690wuxi2 which I love for it's color calibration but man having a wide-gamut is annoying for web browsing. I sometimes regret getting it for the sole reason I HAVE to use Firefox so reds don't make my eyes bleed. (Force color-management in Firefox that is. I wish Safari/Chrome had this feature).
  20. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    NEC 20WMGX2 - legendary.
    6 years old. 6ms AS-IPS.
    Will not replace until it blows up.
  21. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    I use a 23" Cinema. display quality is fine, but I don't like the lack of adjustments or the cable design. it's obviously old, too, since it only supports FW400.

    I tried an HP ZR24w recently, but for some reason the viewing angle isn't quite as good as the Cinema. I was also getting some sort of RF/magnetic interference with other devices at certain brightness settings.
  22. ndraves macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2011
    I currently use a 27" ACD and a pair of 23" ACDs.

    I'm a bit split whether I should have got the 27" ACD, I think I might have preferred the Dell 27". You get a hell of a lot of glare off the Apple, matt screen would have been better.

    But then I do like the integrated mic and camera and speakers (mostly the mic and camera) having to have a webcam bolted onto would be a pain.

    The 2 23" are great but old (5-6 yrs) and starting to yellow.
  23. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2006
    Not much choice here with displays. Went with Full HD Acer V233HL. Pretty cheap. Surprisingly good picture for the price. It's matte, LED but also TN. I don't do serious gfx work so it'll suffice.
  24. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2007
    Dell U2311H - 23 inch display, that's the Ultrasharp 24"s little brother. Slightly fewer options, half the price. Connected via a MDP - DP cable.

    I love it to death, and am contemplating getting a second one to replace the elderly IBM panel serving as my 2nd display.
  25. highdefw macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2009
    Primary >>> Apple 24" LED Cinema Display

    Secondaries >>> Insignia 23" LED TV ; Dynex 32" LCD TV

    When needed >>> Samsung 42" LCD TV

    Enjoy all my displays. When I need to watch content in proper quality and color, I switch to the Apple Display. The samsung is used for movies and tv shows. The secondaries are used for work apps like Mail, iTunes, Safari, iCal, references, docs etc...

    Works well. I can post a pic if anyone is interested (just got everything set up :D)

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