Which display for new Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mstgkillr, Nov 10, 2012.


Which display for a new Mac mini

Poll closed Nov 10, 2013.
  1. 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display

    8 vote(s)
  2. 27" Dell UltraSharp U2713HM

    2 vote(s)
  1. mstgkillr macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2012
    I can't seem to make up my mind between a 27" Thunderbolt display or a 27" Dell UltraSharp U2713HM.

    With my new 2012 Mac mini replacing my last piece of PC equipment, a Dell XPS Studio 7100 Desktop, I am hesitant to purchase a Dell Monitor. I know it sounds silly but for some reason I think having a Dell monitor may bother me just for the fact it doesn't match everything else. Actually the silver Dell logo bothers me. Everyone in my house has switched to an iPhone 5, I have a loaded 15" Retina MBP, latest iPad, Time Capsule, Airport Extreem, and a couple Apple TVs.

    The Dell seems like a great monitor, it's cheaper, and some prefer the antiglare. The Thunderbolt Display looks great too, it's more expensive but docks with my RMBP. If I go with ATD it will just be my luck to purchase it a month before a redesign.

    So what does everyone prefer if it were them, the ATD or the Dell, and why?
  2. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2009
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    The two product experiences I have had with Dell were both atrocious. Despite the fact I had bought extended warranty (thankfully), I had to send them a lawyer's letter to get them to replace the faulty equipment they had supplied. Call centre is offshore as well, which just means further delays and frustrations when trying to get issues resolved.

    Say what you like about Apple, but the customer care is normally second to none and local stores will do repair work, if any issues arise.

    Also, I have a 24 " cinema display and it is fantastic - real quality product, flawless after 3 years use and still using it with my newest Mac.

    If cost is an issue, why not look for a refurb?

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