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Last post: 1 year, 9 months ago | Thread started: Jan 3, 13, 8:14 p.m.

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  • OSFA

    Happy New Year gents!

    So this is the issue. I have a Samsung monitor hooked to my MacPro and it stinks! Colors are always muted or completely off and I need a new one ASAP.

    I would love to buy an Apple Cinema Display but money is kinda tight. My budget is $400-500 and I have a few options but wanted to get your opinions.

    I've been debating between:

    - Viewsonic
    - Dell
    - HP
    -NEC

    Any recommendations? Specific models? Ideally it has to be at least 24" but 27" would be a very welcomed bonus :)

    Thanks!!!

    Jan 3, 13, 8:14 p.m. – Permalink
  • zaq

    Get 27 inch because it has the highest ppi (2560x1440).
    If you want great quality for a bargain, look ebay for Korean IPS display. They were $400, but maybe a little higher now.

    Also, do not buy before CES, prices usually fall after the event.

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    Dog-earJan 3, 13, 8:34 p.m. – Permalink
  • albums

    If you don't mind used, for an extra $100 you can get the Apple 24".

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    Dog-earJan 3, 13, 8:41 p.m. – Permalink
  • crillix

    I went with a dell 30" this time around, had a samsung 30" before and went thru hell and high water when it died after a year to get it replaced under warranty, just to have the next one die after a year. So far the dell has been great, picture is a little better, better controls, lasted over a year, and hopefully warranty will be easier.

    IMO, Definitely look for IPS panels if you are gonna do design work on it, high view angles 178deg x 178deg, the more contrast the better. My 2 cents anywho.

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    Dog-earJan 3, 13, 8:42 p.m. – Permalink
  • zaq

    Here is a good option https://www.decide.com/p/monitor…

    • same problem with MBPzaq
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    Dog-earJan 3, 13, 8:42 p.m. – Permalink
  • formed

    I also went with the Dell 30". I LOVE it. Last Dell monitor lasted 9+ years (first gen 24").

    I would highly recommend it, though the price is twice+ what you want to spend.

    I'll still recommend the Dells, though, given my experience with them. A friend has a Asus 27" that he likes, but is still in awe of my Dell.

    Go read CNET and other reviews. Go to www.techbargains.com and find a good coupon. There are great deals out there.

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    Dog-earJan 3, 13, 8:51 p.m. – Permalink
  • inteliboy

    Dell is the way to go, but they are ugly as. Frustrating how no company seems to give a shit (or have taste) about industrial design but Apple.

    • substance over style. maybe quality over profits should become a priorityalbums1/3
      not sure what you mean?inteliboy2/3
      why not aim for both?inteliboy3/3
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    Dog-earJan 3, 13, 11:53 p.m. – Permalink
  • lvl_13

    yeah, i'd say dell. i've only heard good things about them...
    but truth be told, i've been mainly working off a macbook attached to a shit viewsonic 30", and it works well enough.

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    Dog-earJan 4, 13, 12:34 a.m. – Permalink
  • OSFA

    Are there any specific Dell models I should look for? I'm going this weekend and want to check a few...

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    Dog-earJan 4, 13, 6:18 a.m. – Permalink
  • davey_g

    I've been buying inferior monitors for many years, because I did not want to pony up to the $1000 that a cinema display costs. I have since bit the bullet and bought a 27" Thunderbolt and it's the best fucking monitor I've ever used. Believe the hype.

    • What were your inferior monitors?Josev
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    Dog-earJan 4, 13, 8:29 a.m. – Permalink
  • formed

    Here's a deal for you, buy it now:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell…

    That's $400 off the Dell site (and $200 less than I paid about 3 months ago).

    While not gorgeous, it looks just fine and I prefer black to any other color, esp for editing work.

    *Your welcome* :-)

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    Dog-earJan 4, 13, 9:56 a.m. – Permalink
  • OSFA

    So, think I'm buying this one... You guys approve?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell…

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    Dog-earJan 4, 13, 5:08 p.m. – Permalink
  • OSFA

    Dell - UltraSharp 24" Widescreen Flat-Panel IPS LED HD Monitor

    Model: U2412M

    http://pisces.bbystatic.com/imag…

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    Dog-earJan 4, 13, 5:09 p.m. – Permalink
  • 303

    I am going to buy Dell U2312HM; as you mentioned U2412M here is nice review:
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/revi…

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    Dog-earJan 5, 13, 6:21 a.m. – Permalink

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