Which monitor would you keep?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SteelBlueTJ, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. SteelBlueTJ macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to debate on which secondary monitor to keep. I currently have a 24" cinema display as my main monitor to my Mac pro. Now for a secondary display I also have a 20" aluminum cinema display and a newer asus 22" LED IPS display and can't decide on which one to go with. The asus is brighter and more vivid,but the IPS coating makes the text looking jagged and blurry. The asus just has a cheaper plastic build to it, where the 20" apple is very high quality.

    Apple 20" cinema display
    Cons:
    LCD panel takes longer to warm up
    Only 1680x1050
    No HDMI
    Slightly more power consumption than LED
    Older display so no more warranty

    Pros:
    Better quality build and nice looking
    Text looks sharper
    Matches all other apple stuff
    20" size actually fits on my small desk better, especially next to the 24" display

    Asus 22" LED IPS
    Cons:
    Blurry jagged text
    Short monitor makes it look much smaller then 22"
    Poor build quality and cheap looking

    Pros:
    HDMI input nice to have in case ever need it for something
    Bright and vivid colors awesome picture
    Matte IPS panel
    Full hd 1920x1080
    3 year warranty
    Still within 30 day return period in case I decide to return it

    I like Both displays but can't decide one way or the other. What would you guys choose?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Looks to me like you have kind of answered your own question...
    Asus 22" LED IPS
    Cons:
    Blurry jagged text
    Short monitor makes it look much smaller then 22"
    Poor build quality and cheap looking


    The only potential deal-breaker is the warranty...I'd ditch the Asus personally. Maybe you could be AC for the ACD if it's not too late?
     
  3. harrisonw1998 macrumors regular

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  4. SteelBlueTJ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any reason to keep the asus since it has better resolution? I believe the 20" cinema is 1680x1050.
     
  5. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Well, since you just bought the Asus and are still debating. Whether it's better than an old cinema display you would be replacing, I say take it back. When you upgrade something, it should be a no brainer between the old stuff and new stuff. Return the Asus and use that money to buy something that is much better than the old display you want to replace.
     

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