Who is using an additional monitor with iMac 27? What did you buy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tigereat, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. tigereat macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    I can't make a decision about what monitor I should buy to use with my new iMac 27. I have a limit budget about $400 -$500. I narrow my choice into these models, which are Dell U2410 and HP 2710m or Dell U2311H.

    I'm a Software Engineer and I'm using the Dell U2410 at my company and I dont have any problem with it. I can get it only $435

    The problem is that I would like to know people using 27 iMac with a smaller monitor like 24 inch. What do you feel? any different? That's why my choice includes Hp2710M even if it's not the IPS monitor but a TN monitor. I cna get it $340

    The Dell U2311h is the IPS monitor as well and I can get it only $250. With only one inch less than U2410 but less price almost $200, I could not ignore it.

    Should i get ont of the IPS monitor even if the screen is smaller or use the same size with my iMac 27? I cant afford the IPS 27 inch.

    Any advices ,Especially IT people, would be apprecaited. You can recommend other displays as well if better
  2. tigereat thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Or should I go with a LED Monitor like Samsung PX2370 ?
  3. ecks618 macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2006
    I'm not using an additional monitor with my 27", but in the past I always looked to have similar sized monitors to prevent distraction when working.

    On that note, I have always used Samsung monitors with every laptop that I have owned and there is one at Costco that I particularly liked when I was there a couple of days ago. If you have a membership I would look into getting it.

  4. Thermonuclear macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2009
    I'd recommend an LED illuminated monitor. The extra upfront cost will be compensated by energy savings over time. And it won't get dimmer as time goes by.

    Other than that suggestion, make sure you try each candidate out in person where possible.

    Apple's upcoming 27 inch LED monitor is expensive but may be worth it depending on your point of view. It is essentially an 27 inch iMac without the computer specific parts.
  5. BreadMaster macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Or for those prices - might as well buy a 27" refurbished C2D.
  6. tigereat thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Do we have any 27 LED monitor , not from Apple?
  7. Unfair macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2007
    I'm using my '09 27" i5 iMac :) Makes a great second monitor.
  8. DannyBres macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2007
    You gonna sell it for a 27" monitor do you ever use it as an iMac?
  9. tigereat thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Noone uses the IPS monitor for an additional monitor?
  10. tigereat thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Any IT expert's advice? Or should i get the smaller one with iPS or the same size but the TN monitor?

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