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Best 27" monitor - Samsung S27A950D or Dell U2711??

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:31 pm    Post subject: Best 27" monitor - Samsung S27A950D or Dell U2711?? Reply with quote

Today I have the awesome Dell 2209WA 22inch IPS screen.
Recently got a bigger desk so now the screen looks a little small...
Been looking around today for something bigger and think 27 would be the right choice for me.

Have looked at:

Dell U2711, because it's the natural step-up compared to what I already have, newer and bigger but more of the same.

or

Samsung S27A950D, wich is obviously a LOT better looking, just worried if a TN panel of todays standart can match my 3year old 2209WA IPS??

I'm using an Mac Mini Server mid-2010, so if I end up with the Dell U2711, then there should be no worries in utilizing the insane 2560x1440 resolution trough DisplayPort, right?

I'm not into playing games or watching in 3D, but I do care about color quality in stills and picture quality in movies, as Im doing quite a lot of photo work and watch many movies.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your mini supports 2560X1600 through the display port. I see no issues.

Have you considered the Apple Cinema Display? Why or why not?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:

Have you considered the Apple Cinema Display? Why or why not?


I have chosen not to, mostly because it cost around 1/3 more, and I dont really see what I gain from it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AT0MAC wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:

Have you considered the Apple Cinema Display? Why or why not?


I have chosen not to, mostly because it cost around 1/3 more, and I dont really see what I gain from it.


Isn't the Dell even more money? The link shows $1099.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
AT0MAC wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:

Have you considered the Apple Cinema Display? Why or why not?


I have chosen not to, mostly because it cost around 1/3 more, and I dont really see what I gain from it.


Isn't the Dell even more money? The link shows $1099.


Well, Im from Denmark and with prices here it's like that. Just thought it was around same price elsewere, but I learned something new just now Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your existing mini does not support the new Apple Thunderbolt display. So this means you would need the previous Apple Cinema display. My guess is there will be a lot of Cinema Displays on the used market because many people want the new TB display. Perhaps you could get a used 27" ACD at a decent price. When the next Mac Pro gets TB even more will enter the used market.
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