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Thinking about returning my Dell U3011 for the Apple Cinema Display. I can't really stand the AG coating on the U3011 anymore. Is there any reason why I shouldn't but the Apple Cinema Display? I'm aware of the glossy screen but is there any other reason why I shouldn't buy this for my sig rig? To me, it seems like it's the perfect IPS monitor. This would be used for gaming.
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It's an amazing display, that is competitively priced. Just be aware, they only have mini-display port.
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If cost is no issue, then go for it in my opinion

I couldn't afford such a luxury, being a student
    
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I'm just wondering why people never really mention it on this forum. I know most hate Apple products but how can people recommend the U2711 all the time but not the ACD, when they both have the same panel.
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You're talking about the 30" and not 27" ACD, right?
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I'm just wondering why people never really mention it on this forum. I know most hate Apple products but how can people recommend the U2711 all the time but not the ACD, when they both have the same panel.
It's reasonably priced and extremely well made...I just hate glossy screens.

A lot of 'professionals' (got to use that term extremely loosely when talking about this kind of thing) use the cinema display despite its glossy coating, though.
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You're talking about the 30" and not 27" ACD, right?
I'm talking about the 27" unless the 30" has the same features as the 27". (Lower input lag compared to the Dell counterparts)

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It's reasonably priced and extremely well made...I just hate glossy screens.

A lot of 'professionals' (got to use that term extremely loosely when talking about this kind of thing) use the cinema display despite its glossy coating, though.
The glossy coat isn't really a concern to me since I don't have any lighting from behind me. I have a dim like in front of me that should barely give off the reflections in the screen.
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post
Thinking about returning my Dell U3011 for the Apple Cinema Display. I can't really stand the AG coating on the U3011 anymore. Is there any reason why I shouldn't but the Apple Cinema Display? I'm aware of the glossy screen but is there any other reason why I shouldn't buy this for my sig rig? To me, it seems like it's the perfect IPS monitor. This would be used for gaming.
I have both of those monitors sitting right next to each other on my desk, go with the ACD, The glossy screen actually looks pretty nice when not in direct sunlight.
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I have both of those monitors sitting right next to each other on my desk, go with the ACD, The glossy screen actually looks pretty nice when not in direct sunlight.
Are you using any mini displayport adapters and does that add any lag/quality degrading?
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Are you using any mini displayport adapters and does that add any lag/quality degrading?
Well, using my imac right now soo...
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