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Old December 16th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #1
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There's two things that aren;t generally in the same sentence...

A year or so ago I purchased a refurbished Dell 24" "cinema" monitor. It was so cheap - around $500 that I thought why not, it came with the same as new warranty. It is a fantastic monitor.

As I progress through the sticker shock of purchasing a Power Mac and the 23" Cinema display is $1K and the 30" is $2K [really nice monitor by the way] I checked the prices over at dell and they have refurbished 30" displays for around $1K. Things that make you go hmmm.

Should I just consider myself incredibly lucky with the refurbished monitor I got and not push my luck? Is there anyone using a Dell 24" or 30" monitor with a Mac? I would imagine they work fine, right?

Any thoughts?

[Nate - thanks in advance]
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Old December 16th, 2006, 04:16 AM   #2
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I have two Dell 24" monitors and they are perfect.

www.barefeats.com/lcd.
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Old December 16th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #3
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I have two Dell 24" monitors and they are perfect.

www.barefeats.com/lcd.
Thanks for the interesting article. Do you have the 2405FPW or the 2407WFP?

I have the 2405 and it is a very good monitor, I hadn't realized they changed them.
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I have two 2405s.
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Old December 16th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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I have two 2405s.
Just out of curiosity, have you seen the dell 30"?

Which do you think would be better 2x24" or one 30"?

I have pixel envy, that 30" display has a lot of "wow" factor...
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Old December 16th, 2006, 01:56 PM   #6
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More real estate with 2x24". Wow factor aside. I prefer two monitors.
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Old December 16th, 2006, 06:52 PM   #7
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I have twin 21" Dells on a PC. The good news... they also have component and S-Video in, so I used them as field monitors for my last two-camera HD shoot. The gamma is not great, so we didn't set exposure by it, but the resolution is absoultely fine for focus, and they were perfect for framing.
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