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Monitor suggestions, non-apple

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by dcmetrobiz, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. dcmetrobiz

    dcmetrobiz Thread Starter

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    I need to get a second monitor (video editing purposes) for my apple desktop (Mac Pro, 8-core, ATI Radeon HD 5870) however, due to budget constraints I have been looking at dell monitors instead of the standard 27'' apple monitor. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding PC monitors that work well for basic video editing needs (SD and HD projects, some color correction) on a mac?
     
  2. dj-jamster

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    Have a look on ebay for a 20" monitor.. If not I have the "ViewSonic VA1913w" from Staples its really good!

    EDIT: this is not sold at staples anymore!
     
  3. Headrush

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    Pretty hard to judge monitors based on tech specs.

    I've had several Dell IPS based monitors in the past and never had any issues and I thought they looked fine but I'm not a professional either. I will say that after switching to an iMac with the glossy 24" screen, I did find it much better.

    When I researched my models I could always find some reviews online talking about deficiencies that I could or did not notice.

    My suggestion, go into your local retailer and look at the selection there. Just make sure to use the front panel to reset the settings to get a realistic picture since stores often set things like brightness higher than should normally be used. Many monitors even have a DEMO mode that sets settings to high and aren't realistic to everyday use.
     
  4. dcmetrobiz

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, definitely helps give me a start.
     
  5. dj-jamster

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    What size are you looking for first?
     
  6. dcmetrobiz

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    20'' to 24''
     
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