30" Dell display

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  1. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    i would pay the extra for the mac...worth it IMO
     
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    same here, i cant believe dell has the audacity to charge that much anywho


    the apple product deserves the 2000+ tag

    im sure that one is niec and all.....but apple displays > *
     
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    Um no. They are both retarded for charging that much for a 30" display. Neither is worth that much money.
     
  5. Colonel Panic

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    The Dell logo gives me the heebie jeebies.:noes:
     
  6. colosodian

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    I bet they use the same panel(s).
     
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    you people are such stupid mac zealots, the quality of dell displays is great and is euqal to apple in my experience

    sure it may have a price tag of $2200, but does that mean you have to pay anywhere near that? no, i paid $340 less than msrp on my 2405fp the week it came out just by calling them up and asking what the best price they could give me on it was.
     
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    previous purchases with dell?
     
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    nothing besides a 20" monitor before that
     
  10. Bolicious

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    Inside, both the macs and the dells are using LG panels, so other then the casing, the Dell is the better sale as it comes with 2 more USBs, a compsite video in, s-video in and an audio out port.

    Anyone here that doesn't think the Dell Cinemas are the better value have no clue what in the hell they are talking about. The ACDs are thinner and do look nicer on the outside, but let's face it, no one really cares. Would you spend an extra $500 on a big screen TV that was exactly the same display with less features just so it would match the DVD player?

    I have both the 20" ACD and the Dell 2005 FPW and can tell you that the ACD's aluminum shell looks nicer, but the Dell is the much better buy.
     
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    i have a 2405 FPW hooked up to my g5.. dell displays are such a steal for the money. esp with the component ins (xbox in a dorm room yeahaah)

    also the 20 in dell is identical in terms of back light and panel to the apple ones.. the 23 hp is the same as the apple 23... the dell 24.. i assume its equivilant? just bigger i guess.

    apple displays are way sexier tho... so if i had the cash (but blew it on a 7800 gt instead..) i'd have that..
     
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    you'd be very surprised how many people do it for this reason alone...
     
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    its called having more money than brains, somthing it appears a good share of mac users have
     
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    now that was just plain stupid.
     
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    uhh no, its the truth
     
  16. TFunkadelic

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    I agree with the notion that it is impractical to spend more on the ACD, but I figure if you have the expendable income why not?
     
  17. IcyHot4Life

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    personally I think the dell display casings are ugly as shit, and they definitely take up a larger desk footprint than the apple equivalent. also, if more firewire ports are important to you then there is an advantage in getting the apple 30". The dell is a newer version of the panel, though, and has a higher contrast ratio and more ports, etc.

    Some people would pay to clutter their desk less, match the computer, etc. If you're dropping 2.5k on a display already you probably don't care about $300 difference. :dunno: I can't afford either :wavey:
     
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    really? so is having money a direct reflection of the amount of brains I have?

    your argument is quite stereotypical with no basis. there are a few mac users here that have ACD's but you'll find that more than not have a Dell or other brand. the only reason why I have mine is because of an inheritance. so because of this, I have no brains. thank you for clarifying.

    and IcyHot, i'd couldn't agree with you more.
     
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    you ngaz r crazy!@ :eek3:

    anyways, the apple display is a liot nicer but the dell display has a better contrast ratio, better response time, better price and some more shit thats better that I just dont remember at the moment
     
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    how does that make the apple display "a liot nicer"?
     
  21. Colonel Panic

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    Having more money than brains is not a bad thing.

    Plus, my 23" ACD looks good even when it's off.
     
  22. Skoles

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    I bought the 23" ACD because I got a good discount from a friend who works at Apple. He gave me the choice of the 23" or 2 20" displays for the same price and I chose the larger because of desktop space.

    I know it doesn't happen to everyone, but I hear more complaints on dead pixels on the Dell's more than I hear on the Apple's (which is none on Apple's side btw). And since Dell is picky on replacing the screen depending on the placement or number of dead pixels that tells me the extra money I pay for the Apple is for that quality control. The Dell's, again, from what I read here mostly, have more light-bleed on the edges than the same Apple screen. Why? Maybe the case is too tight/loose, who knows.

    And since they both use the same display maybe someone would be brave enough to crack open both and see about adding Component inputs to the Apple model.
     
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    While Apple and Dell use the same LCD panels, that's where the similarities end.

    Apple uses a higher quality backlight, and has higher tolerances for initial build quality.

    You are truly comparing apples to oranges, as they are two different monitors for two different market segments. The Dell is massed produced at a lower quality, with lower quality parts and manufacturing. The Apple is produced with some of the highest quality assurance, and top shelf components.

    The reason they share the same LG panel, is that LGPhilips makes 90% of all 15" > Panels available.


    :rant:
     
  24. Skoles

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    ^ Proof of that?
     
  25. MrBucket

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    ive owned 2 dell lcds and both have been absolutely flawless, i doubt apple is that much better with quality control
     

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