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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I am run a photography and videography business LINK and would like to upgrade my monitor.
I would appreciate any help in helping me pick a new monitor to run off of my 2011 MacBook Pro using the following requirements.

New Monitor
Requirements
• IPS
• At Least 23"
• Preferred Minimum Resolution 1920x1200
• Budget Around $300 If possible
• I don't mind buying a refurb

Dell
- U2311H
- U2412M

HP ZR24w

Asus PA238Q

Viewsonic
- VP2365 not 1920x1200
- VX2336S not 1920x1200 but looks like the best value


Achieva Shimian QH270 $330
- Requires Dual Link Adapter for MBP $60-100


Thanks
Edited by ChadAndreo - 4/22/12 at 10:55pm
post #2 of 5
Just bought a 27" Hazro (H27WC) IPS monitor, 2560x1448 and it's ideal for the adobe suite. For years I have craved a monitor for my PCs that can hold a candle to my mac screens. It really is an exceptional panel.
post #3 of 5
I have a Dell U2412M and I am quite satisfied with it. I play FPS on it mostly and do some photo editing. I don't see any ghosting or lag when playing games or watching videos.

I can say it is a good value for what it can do.

If you buy through Dell Small Business, you can get a pretty good deal by talking nicely to the rep. I got mine for $306 brand new (with tax and shipping).
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post #4 of 5
I believe the HP ZR series are the monitors most favored by Photo-editors.

the u2311 is not 1920x1200, so is the Asus p238q.

The Achieva Shimian is the OEM version of the Hazro, they use the exact same panel. Why do you need an adapter? your GPU has no DVI-D port?

The u2412HM's panel is the same quality as the u2711.

I would go for the Achieva Shimian, bang for your buck. You need the monitor real estate for photo editing.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the advice so far. I am hoping to make a decision some time tomorrow.
With the Achieva Shimian, I need THIS adapter to make the monitor work and any other monitor with a higher resolution than 1200 to work with a MBP.
Right now I have narrowed it down to the Achieva, Viewsonic VX2336S, Dell and Benq. They all seem great, but have different pros and cons which is making it a little difficult for me to pull the trigger.
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