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    Monitor that matches the Apple Cinema display
    what is the closest monitor w/o having to spend the apple price??? using it with a mbp and with final cut pro

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    This is about as close as you'll come I believe......

    UltraSharp U2711 69cm (27?W) Monitor with PremierColor Details
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    This is about as close as you'll come I believe......

    UltraSharp U2711 69cm (27?W) Monitor with PremierColor Details
    Great suggestion...but unless you can find the Dell monitor on sale...the Dell monitor & Apple Cinema Display are both $999.

    @OP: I totally understand how Apple monitors can be VERY expensive. Remember when shopping...that the 27" Apple Cinema display also has:

    - a universal MagSafe connector that charges your notebook
    - a Mini DisplayPort cable for easy connectivity
    - three USB 2.0 ports
    - a built-in iSight camera
    - microphone
    - 49-watt speaker system

    $999 is a pretty "hefty" price tag...but you're not going to find many 27" monitors with an IPS panel, all of the features mentioned above, and a 2560-by-1440 resolution...for much less than $999.

    The 27" Dell monitor & the 27" Apple monitor are pretty much the only players.

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    hmm- lets reword this then... what is the best suggestion for an editing monitor around the $300-$400 mark- does it exist?

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    If I had to pick my first choice is usually an NEC followed by a Samsung Syncmaster or Dell Ultrasharp model. Any one of them is a good choice. My general recommendation is go with IPS panels, they are the best. To keep it under $400 you need to stick with 23" models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrod81 View Post
    hmm- lets reword this then... what is the best suggestion for an editing monitor around the $300-$400 mark- does it exist?
    Maybe I'm not familiar with the term "editing monitor"...so maybe you can explain what specifics that entails. But I'm assuming it's something to do with the best color accuracy or color reproduction. If so...like "ukchucktown" mentioned...definitely get a monitor with an IPS display panel.

    Since not that many computer monitors are made with an IPS panel (more expensive)...this will narrow down the choices significantly.

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    thanks for the ips suggestion... i doubt "editing monitor" is a term, but i was using it to me just what you said- color accuracy for color correction editing/grading

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    liking this one alot based on some other people's suggestions, but i am not real sure what type of adapter i will need for it:
    Dell U2311H
    or, basically the same monitor for a bit less money due to a bit less size:
    Dell u2211h

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    To the OP rule number one:-

    Cheap does not equate with quality pure and simple. Buy the Apple display of your choice. You will consider anything else as second best and become more and more dissatisfied as time goes by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Cheap does not equate with quality pure and simple.
    I with you Harry! If "quality & cheap" went together...then there would be no room for lower quality items (unless they were giving them away for free)!

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