Which monitor to buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ranny2, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. ranny2 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2011
  2. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    I'd suggest anything that does not have a TN (twisted nematics) technology LCD panel, as these have terrible viewing angles and generally bad or REALLY bad color reproduction.

    Ideally you should aim for the cheapest IPS panel you're willing to pay for - save more money if you can't afford it now - because with monitors you absolutely get what you pay for. Harddrives, memory and so on it's all equally good these days. Not so with monitors, and the monitor is arguably perhaps the most important component of your computer... It's worth spending a bit of money here and not just go with the cheapest you can get away with. :)

    VA panel monitors are fairly decent too, better than TN, but not as good as an IPS panel, generally speaking. There's pretty cheap IPS monitors these days, using 6-bit panels. You don't quite get as good color reproduction (262k colors per pixel instead of full 24 million), but dithering is really good these days and you really dont notice the difference.
  3. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2010

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