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Computer Monitors

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by shan_50, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. shan_50

    shan_50 Member

    Feb 20, 2008
    I just bought a new mac pro and am looking at getting (2) 19-21in monitors. Is there anything i should look for before i buy!?

  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

    Dec 5, 2003
    Low refresh rate.
  3. RoyWraps

    RoyWraps Member

    May 23, 2009
    Yea, Make sure the're in the box.:doh::ROFLMAO:
  4. RoyWraps

    RoyWraps Member

    May 23, 2009
    Sorry, had nothing smart to say.

    Check the card connections make sure that it supports two monitors.
    Refresh rate is one of the most important things to check on.
    The most important to me is adjustment capabilities as far as comfort, sitting, and visual.
  5. gps-hi

    gps-hi Guest

    should probably stick with apple for consistency. Maybe pick up a used cinema display.
  6. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    I've got two 23" Cinema displays on my MacPro and they are the best monitors I've ever had. They are super bright and the color is awsome.

    There was a thread about monitors not too long ago with some really good info. I'll try and dig up a link for you.

    Other than Apple I've had good luck with Samsung and the Dell UltraSharp line of monitors.
  7. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

  8. Tony Rome

    Tony Rome Active Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    keep an eye on slickdeals.net.
  9. trakers

    trakers Very Active Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    I am not familiar with the Apple computers (nor do I wish to be), but I assume they have some sort of proprietary connector for their video output.

    Monoprice most likely has an adapter to make them compatible with normal monitors.

    If so, then check out the Hanns-G brand of displays. As I sit here I am looking at 6 of them, one looking better than the next.

    Here are two semi-large 22" widescreen for $139 and $159 respectively.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010190020 50011143 1309822582&name=22"

    Been using this brand for years with excellent results.

    Good luck and congrats on your new machine.
  10. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Mac's have not had proprietary connections for their video cards for years now. They are using the same DVI ports that PC uses. You likely have dual DVI ports if you got the Mac Pro.

    As far as monitors go... I've tried many, but found my favorite last year when I purchased a LaCie 526. This is by far the best monitor I've ever used. It's not a cheap monitor, so depending on your budget, it may not be for you. The 526 is a 25.5" LCD @ $1500. You can get the 20" version 320 for $960. Yes, it's a lot of $$ for a monitor, but they are very good, very accurate displays. www.lacie.com

    Just my 0.02 worth! :rock-n-roll:
  11. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    we run dual 24" HPw2408h monitors on our workstations at our shop. They are great monitors (for the price) but the settings needed to be tweaked to get the color right.
  12. peavey123

    peavey123 Active Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I've only used Lacie and apple cinema displays. Both are great monitors but pricey.

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