20" Cinema Display or 24" Dell 2405FPW...

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Which monitor

  1. 20" Cinema Display

    14 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. 24" Dell FPW

    26 vote(s)
    65.0%
  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    Tad bias of a forum but i need serious criticism. Both are going to be ~$900 and it will be running off of my 15" Powerbook.

    I'm afraid that the dell will have backlight leakage or dead pixels due to their 2005FPW problems.
     
  2. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    im not being biased because some dell monitors are nice but I haven't really found anything that matches the quality of the cinema displays
     
  3. Icedog

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    I vote cinema display simply because I love the quality and I recently purchased one. Who knows, the new dell could turn out to be really nice and it does have a media card reader built in.
     
  4. nashstradamus

    nashstradamus New Member

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    get the apple u know u wanna
     
  5. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    Dell. More for the money. And I love Apple.
     
  6. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    can't beat the dell for the features and price point... sorry to say it but they will kill the market with the 2405 :hs: I'd rock one
     
  7. bearsdidit

    bearsdidit OT Supporter

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    i got the dell 2005fpw.. it was a lot cheaper. when i have more cash i'll buy a apple 20in and a g5 or whatever the newest setup is.
     
  8. Rick

    Rick New Member

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    I hate to say it, but I would probably go with the Dell for the price and I have a 20" Cinema Display which I love.
     
  9. Astroboy

    Astroboy AcuraZine.com

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    get the Dell.

    or get the 30" cinema, don't be a pussy.

    haha
     
  10. Bolicious

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    turbo91 New Member

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    You are going to base your opinion on a PICTURE of the contents of the display? Ugh.

    I was at the Apple store today, and for the life of me I can't see what is so special about the Apple displays. They have nice bezels, but aside from that the clarity isn't on par with higher end LCDs...and they charge a premium for them.
     
  12. Bolicious

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    Sure. Look at a picture of an Apple display. Then work on your "ughs."
     
  13. turbo91

    turbo91 New Member

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    Wow, is this how the entire Mac community is?
     
  14. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    I've seen them both in person dumb ass. :rolleyes:
     
  15. turbo91

    turbo91 New Member

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    Riiiight. Enough of this.
     
  16. decibel

    decibel Guest

    You know that there Apple cinema display is better. I mean, ya ever seen one son?
     
  17. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

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    wow....dell is winning :sad2: in the FRIGGEN MAC SHACK!!!
     
  18. Pineapple Devil

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    my max resolution on my powerbook is 1280x854 with the 128mb video card. if i order the 24", can i run a higher resolution?
     
  19. Bolicious

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    I believe your screen itself will determine the max resolution.
     
  20. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    well...

    the monitor out on your PowerBook has a max resolution and different monitors have different max resolutions. If the max resolution of the monitor is higher than the max resolution of the monitor out on your PowerBook, then you'll be limited by that.

    ...and the monitor out max resolution is not the same as your PowerBook's screen resolution. For instance, the current generation 15" and 17" PowerBooks can be purchased with a video chip that supports the 30" ACD on its DVI output even though the PowerBook's screen won't support anywhere near the same resolution.
     

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