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Old 09-22-2008, 10:46 AM
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Please help me choose a monitor

Hi, I am on a Power PC mac G5 that was brand new in 2004.

Recently my 24 inch cinema display monitor that I loved died. It would not turn on when I turned on the computer. I think it may have died because it had no external power source other than the computer itself and I had recently disconnected the monitor from the computer for the first time. When I reconnected it , it would not light up so it may have received a power surge from the computer itself. The computer itself made its usual start up chime. I took it in to a repair place and they were unable to get it to display after testing the monitor on two different computers. They told me that either the invertor or the board led needed replacing and the repair charges would more than likely be very high so that it made more sense to buy a brand new monitor.


So now I need to buy a new monitor on which I can do professional retouching. I would like either a 24 or 30 inch monitor. Should I get a new Apple Cinema Display or another manufacturer? Thanks for your help? I was wondering if by buying a mac monitor, I was just paying extra for the nice design and if there are better options? Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:15 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

Eizo CG Series.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:51 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

apple monitors may have slipped somewhat in their performance but at least they stay consistent(the exception being the 23" model) during the production run which is one of the reasons Kodak recommends them for their MVP systems..
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:14 PM
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NEC 2690WUXi
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:53 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

After using an expensive Eizo for a few months at work, I say, meh. Not worth the price over an Apple. Which is, what, like 10x more money?
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:13 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

I've used some excellent NEC and LaCie monitors in the past, but have been using the Eiizo CG210 for about 2 years- the color consistentcy across the monitor, accuracy to other monitors of its type, ergonomics, viewing angle, and the ease of the calibration software make it a much better bet than the Apple Cinema displays. I will say that from the tests we've conducted on the Apple 30" displays, they seem to be much more accurate than the smaller Apple monitors.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:23 PM
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the viewing angle on our Eizo CG241W is ridicules considering how much that thing cost...
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:33 PM
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...&A=details&Q=#
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:38 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

I tried many monitors Samsung and others and returned them all (looking ofr the past 9months). Samsung was too bright and killed my eyes. I just bought a high resolution 24" Dell 2408WFP and love it...just wish I could have afforded the 27". I did wait and wait an finally this monitor went on sale and I bought it and it is really nice.
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:33 AM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

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NEC 2690WUXi
I agree. I know many people working with this monitor and have a very good price and very good quality.

No doubt
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