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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:
Any recommendations? Specific models? Ideally it has to be at least 24" but 27" would be a very welcomed bonus :)
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.
If you don't mind used, for an extra $100 you can get the Apple 24".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are there any specific Dell models I should look for? I'm going this weekend and want to check a few...
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.