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Old 05-05-2013, 09:25
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I use an external 21" monitor connected to my retina MacBook. Currently I have a cheap and cheerful 1080p Asus one but I am not at all happy with the PQ compared with the laptop screen, it is pretty washed out. Can anyone recommend a really decent one, I would be happy to pay a few hundred but not silly money of thousands. But there seems to be a complete lack of such things.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:13
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With money no issue, I'd say get a Thunderbolt display from Apple.

Otherwise I recommend looking at the Dell Ultrasharp range.

Other brands with some good monitors include Iiyama, AOC and ViewSonic.

One thing I like about the Dell is that they come with a good hinge/stand that makes them very flexible.
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Old 05-05-2013, 14:05
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A good site for monitor reviews

http://www.prad.de/en/index.html

with very detailed in depth testing.
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:22
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With money no issue, I'd say get a Thunderbolt display from Apple.

Otherwise I recommend looking at the Dell Ultrasharp range.

Other brands with some good monitors include Iiyama, AOC and ViewSonic.

One thing I like about the Dell is that they come with a good hinge/stand that makes them very flexible.
If Apple offered a 21" monitor I would buy it in a heartbeat. I have a couple of their 24" monitors that I love, but they are too big for the desk in question.
I will take a look though at the Dell ones thanks.
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Old 05-05-2013, 19:31
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If Apple offered a 21" monitor I would buy it in a heartbeat. I have a couple of their 24" monitors that I love, but they are too big for the desk in question.
I will take a look though at the Dell ones thanks.
Get a bigger desk?
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Old 05-05-2013, 19:41
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Get a bigger desk?


To be serious, Apple displays don't usually come with Vesa mount capability and this one goes on a wall behind the desk.
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Old 05-05-2013, 19:54
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i use 7 year old 19" 1280x1024 samsung hi-res (sncymaster 940n) ,only just started using full res few weeks ago when bought new desktop,couldn't go wrong with samsung imo ,don't think they cost the earth either ,or never used to i should say ,as good as day i bought it (paid 20 extra for 19" samsung rather than standard 15" fujitsuseimens monitor ) that was from makro as my cousin had membership card ,good quality make ,got mine with p.c. package ,checked out prices a few weeks ago and to buy standalone seems to have gone through the roof ,better if you know someone buying a standalone desktop and pay the 100 extra for monitor if you can
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:06
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There have been some good deals on 24" monitors recently on the UK hot deals site (inc my Acer that I paid 125 for recently (which was still good with 3 year warranty) going for under 90 and it's a great picture with excellent Amazon reviews (even from Apple users)).

Just reading further down about the desk space and I have to say the bezel and thickness of the Acer is very small.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:10
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Doh looks like it's gone upto 129 now:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-S240HLb...cer+24+monitor

But I would say it's still worth it even at that price.

I was a bit dubious about Acer (being a big brand snob with Iiyama and HP etc) but I am very impressed and even better it's got 3 years warranty.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:21
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Now ordered a Dell 23". I'll see how it goes
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