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Which is better Apple monitor or dells?

post #1 of 10
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Im planning on getting the apple monitor to replace my eyefinity, and ran into this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824260038. Any thoughts on which one to get?
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http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...284&redirect=1 i would get direct from dell and also id go with the dell
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They are both nice panels but keep in mind that the apple product has a glossy screen. Its still very nice but if a glossy screen is an issue definitely go with the dell.
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post #4 of 10
The U2711 is very highly regarded, as is the entire UltraSharp lineup, for the most part. You'll even catch rumors from Google that it uses the same panel as the 27" Apple display; I dunno if they are true. Personally I'd be happy with either, but it might come down to things like the Dell having a matte coating or the CD using a LED backlight.
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Well people say the apple is to glossy, which I don't think would bother me to much, but then people say the ultra sharp glare coating is to dark?
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post #6 of 10
I would go with dell ultrasharp it makes my neighbors acer monitor look horrible.
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post #7 of 10
aren't dells dells monitors made by lg ?
if so, wouldn't that make lg better
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post #8 of 10
I've heard that they use the same panel in them as well, but I can't confirm this either. In some recent reviews I've seen the Apples glossy screen gave it a higher subjective contrast ratio. I'll see if I cant find it somewhere.

Edit: It's only more contrast at low brightness levels so for the most part it's literlly on par with the u2711.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3946/a...splay-review/5
Edited by rocklobsta1109 - 8/16/11 at 6:18pm
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post #9 of 10
They use the same panel. ACD uses LED backlighting, Dell uses CCFL. ACD is glossy, Dell has heavy anti-glare. ACD is displayport only (or thunderbolt), Dell has tons of connections. Dell has a built in scaler, ACD doesn't so less lag and harder to change settings.

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ACD has built in web cam too if that makes any difference
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