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Hello all,

We have a mixture of Dell, and more recently, Apple Cinema Display 23 or 24" monitors. Since Apple does not sell in this size anymore, we need to pick a new standard display for our coders.

We purchase nice equipment, I certainly don't want to go cheap for our employees. Is there a good, recommended monitor in the 23 or 24 inch range that would be suitable for coders (1920x1080 or higher)? All of our current purchases are Macbook Pro laptops.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Originally Posted by ChestySpankers View Post

Hello all,
We have a mixture of Dell, and more recently, Apple Cinema Display 23 or 24" monitors. Since Apple does not sell in this size anymore, we need to pick a new standard display for our coders.
We purchase nice equipment, I certainly don't want to go cheap for our employees. Is there a good, recommended monitor in the 23 or 24 inch range that would be suitable for coders (1920x1080 or higher)? All of our current purchases are Macbook Pro laptops.
Thanks in advance.

Can I come work for you?

To answer your question, maybe look at some of the Dell 24" IPS monitors. IPS panels are great for photographers/graphic designers/etc. because of their color accuracy, but also have wide viewing angles, so anyone who has to stare at a monitor all day would benefit.
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These folks are looking at the monitors at least 7 hours a day, so we owe it to them to get something good.

It always amazes me that companies would go cheap on a monitor when you can amortize it over at least 3 years, and it makes everyone happier to have good equipment. I'll check out the Dell IPS monitors, thank you.
 
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post #4 of 5
Dell U2412M is a good one. 1920x1200. You can adjust the height, rotate and tilt. It also has a display port, perfect for your Macs.
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by anteater View Post

Dell U2412M is a good one. 1920x1200. You can adjust the height, rotate and tilt. It also has a display port, perfect for your Macs.

I second the 16/10 ratio, more comfortable to work with.
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