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post #1 of 26
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Trying to decide on which monitor to buy. Will be used for both Photoshop and video games. What matters most to me is image quality and color.

Please list your top 5 picks, even if they are similar in brandname and size. (I.E. this and this.

Much obliged. Thanks in advance!
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My top pick is the Apple 27" Cinema Display, most beautiful monitor my eyes have ever looked upon. Before you guys bash me on this because I just mentioned an apple product, dont bash it until you try it It looks way better than the Dell 27" IPs's around my office.
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post #3 of 26
It really depends on your budget. The best are apple's cinidisplays though. But they are around $1,000.

What size are you looking for too?
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Okay.. Hannspree. I like them. But anything with an LED back light would be on the list.

Cold Cathodes go out too fast.
    
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Originally Posted by Enigma8750 View Post
Cold Cathodes go out too fast.
I can attest to that!
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post #6 of 26
1. U3011, zr30w
2. U2711, cinema display
3. U2410, zr24w

Separated by screen size.

The difference between the cinema display and the rest of the listed displays is it's lack of inputs and it's glossy screen (as opposed to the antiglare coating on the DELLs and HPs). It also has a little apple tax sprinkled on top.
post #7 of 26
Err for colour reproduction LED is terrible.

The best monitors would be made by NEC, Eizo or HP. For consumer panels, check out the Dell U3011.
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Err for colour reproduction LED is terrible.

The best monitors would be made by NEC, Eizo or HP. For consumer panels, check out the Dell U3011.
yep. Only saving grace of LED is RGBLED arrays, however, I've yet to see a decent desktop panel (actually, any desktop panel) use this.
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What is your budget?
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1. U3011, zr30w
2. U2711, cinema display
3. U2410, zr24w

Separated by screen size.

The difference between the cinema display and the rest of the listed displays is it's lack of inputs and it's glossy screen (as opposed to the antiglare coating on the DELLs and HPs). It also has a little apple tax sprinkled on top.
Is there a significant difference between the 16.7 million and the 1.07 billion? If there's a significant difference, for the money and price, I'm thinking the U2410 might be the most cost efficient choice, especially if I can buy it on a monitor sale deal they often have. I've heard lots of people complain about dell's coating though...

I do like the apple cinema display though. Always liked the way they looked, they are just a bit pricey, especially for it being 16.7 million colors.

I'm surprised Asus haven't made it's way onto anyones list yet. Please keep the discussion and suggestions coming. As far as size, nothing is set in stone, but want at least 23".
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