What monitor to use for the Mac Pro?

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  1. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    I'm still having issues with my 27" iMac.

    Took Delivery
    Replaced Whole machine
    Replaced screen on second machine
    Second Replacement screen for the second machine is coming tomorrow or friday.

    If that one isnt ok, i think im going to get a mac pro. But, my delihma comes down to the monitor.

    For better or worse im used to 2560x1440 but to get that kind of res i need a 30" because the 27" standard res seems to be ~1900x1080.

    What do you guys use?
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I have a dell 24" and a 23" cinema display hooked up to my macpro...
    dell was tons cheaper and the only difference i can tell (besides the cinema display looking prettier) is that the dell runs the color gaument with a cool tone compared to the cinema display where the colors are warmer...

    my opinion, pick up a dell...
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    I jsut dont want to give them back this 27" and spend more for a mac pro then spend ~1300 for a monitor....

    i hope the next screen works......
     
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    do i need a second video card to plug up 2 monitors?
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    2 monitors on 1 macpro? no, it comes ready for dual screen
     
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    I've never used a dual monitor setup. are you happier with your setup or do you think you'd prefer one single huge screen?

    I got the greenlight from apple to send back my imac, so now my options are:

    base mac pro+ dell U2711 - 27"

    base mac pro+ dell U2410 - 24"

    base mac pro+ 2x U2410

    the money-saver
    mac mini and apple monitor or the dell 24"
     
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    At home I run 2x 1600x1200 Samsung 204T's. At work, 2x 1920x1200 Dell 2408HC. I wouldn't trade either setup for a single monitor, even a 30. Unless the rig sits and plays movies all day or something. Once you get used to dual+ single of any size sucks for productivity.
     
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    dual 24's is addicting...
     
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    If I had the money to spend, I'd be all over the mac pro and at least one Dell U2410.
     

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