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post #1 of 24
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Okay so after a recent exchange of my monitor, I sold a Dell U2410 Ultrasharp monitor (IPS, super accurate colors, CCFL lit, 6ms response, 16:10) for an ASUS W238H (TN, noticably less vivid not that I really care, LED lit, 2ms, 16:9)

Coming ~may I'm doing a huge upgrade with new GPUs and all. I wanted to get a 27" monitor with a larger resolution and I'm finding most of them around $1,000... I noticed the Apple Cinema display is 27" with the same resolution, IPS panel, LED lit (which I cannot seem to find any IPS that is LED lit, I can tell its much more consistent than CCFL lit screens) its got built in web cam, built in speakers, and some useless power adapter for a laptop I don't have) but still...

Its $1k for an IPS screen that has webcam, speakers, 2560x1440, and I love glossy screens, I can't seem to find one that has this....


Is this a good idea?
 
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post #2 of 24
I dont know, but this isnt a good place to ask. Everybody will say no just because its Apple.
post #3 of 24
If you love glossy screens, go for it. Personally I'd go w/ the U2711 b/c I like matte.

Speakers on monitors shouldn't even be a part of the consideration as you shouldn't be using them anyways
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post #4 of 24
No, because it's Apple.

Seriously though, maybe a Dell U2711? ($900)
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDoQ8wIwAA#
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post #5 of 24
It's a good monitor, I think amazon has it for 900~. If I hadn't chose the eyefinity, I would have gone for a cinema display. Most others here will point you to high res dell.
post #6 of 24
It's a good display essentially the same panel as a u2711 but I think the response time might be pretty bad if you're a gamer.

I need to double check that.

And a lot of people HATE the anti-glare coating on the u2711. I personally would go with the ACD too if I wanted a 27" IPS.
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Originally Posted by Full_Tilt View Post
I dont know, but this isnt a good place to ask. Everybody will say no just because its Apple.
Well no joke LOL look at quoted responses below
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3 View Post
If you love glossy screens, go for it. Personally I'd go w/ the U2711 b/c I like matte.

Speakers on monitors shouldn't even be a part of the consideration as you shouldn't be using them anyways
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
No, because it's Apple.

Seriously though, maybe a Dell U2711? ($900)
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDoQ8wIwAA#
Wow guys, I don't care what you think lol, I like glossy screens. I have had 4 matte monitors and 1 glossy and I loved the glossy one waayyy more. I want it back.
 
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post #8 of 24
No matter which monitor you pick, don't buy it at that price from OP..you can do better whether it's an ACD or a U2711..
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post #9 of 24
Actually now that I think about it, I've seen the U2711 on sale for ~$725 2-3 times already. If you can find the Apple screen for ~$800, then that'd be worth it. For $1000, I'd go full 30".

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Well no joke LOL look at quoted responses below

Wow guys, I don't care what you think lol, I like glossy screens. I have had 4 matte monitors and 1 glossy and I loved the glossy one waayyy more. I want it back.
Calm down, I said if you like glossy go w/ the Apple, sheesh. But for a grand, you can definitely get a new ZR30w.
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post #10 of 24
Go to YouTube and look up motherboards.org they have a video of them playing crysis 2 on the apple and it looks amazing.
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