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#1 Lndr

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 04:48 PM

After 10 years of service my much loved 21" Sony Trinitron is looking a bit soft ... so I need to replace it :(

Trouble is being happy with it I haven't lusted after anything else .... so what should I be looking at???

Working with aerial & satellite imagery at work I have been very unimpressed with the colour resolution of LCDs I had to evaluate.

Advice please!!!

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:05 PM

Am interested in reading people's recomendations. Every time I look at monitors I am allways disapointed at the options.

I love the pixel density and resolution of my 1600x1200 15" laptop. To me the number of pixels is much more important than the size of the display. In order to get 1600x1200 in a desktop monitor you have to move up to a 21" display? Why does no one take the same LCD that they put in laptops, attach a cord and stand and sell it as a stand alone monitor?
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:22 PM

We have a lot of different LCD displays here at work, and I had the chance to look at many over time. I found the best color here:

http://www.apple.com...lays/specs.html

The 23'' version (1920x1200 pixels) is especially nice.

Now, if you really want the best I would look at this one:

http://www.eizo.com/...cg220/index.asp

Awesome color with expanded color space that supports Adobe RGB. But it costs around 6k!

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:15 PM

http://www.apple.com...lays/specs.html


But Luiz ......... its a Mac !!! eeeek :(


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 07:18 PM


But Luiz ......... its a Mac !!! eeeek :(

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It is not a Mac! It is a sexy LCD display! :) It runs on PCs too (DVI).

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 07:55 PM

It is not a Mac! It is a sexy LCD display! :D

oooo ... sexy and Mac in the same sentence ... that's a tough call !
:) :(

I looked at the eizo ... pretty sweet :) Its a shame they don't have better resolution in the 210 ... just blew my pocket money on the D2X though :>


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Posted 17 November 2005 - 02:42 AM

In terms of professional grade monitors, you should also look into the LaCie 21":

http://www.lacie.com...t.htm?pid=10492

Compared to the Eizo, it's "only" $1,800 :(

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 07:52 PM

It is not a Mac! It is a sexy LCD display! :( It runs on PCs too (DVI).

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Luiz ... I can't believe it! Mac Lust *blush* :)

Have you played with one? What is the colour gammut like ... is it as good as the publicity blurb??