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Which monitor?

by clairemsinger / March 10, 2013 1:15 AM PST


I am looking to buy two monitors to work with my macbook pro but I'm completely overwhelmed by the amount of options out there!
I work in music production and video so I would like as clear a picture as possible. I would like the monitors to be 20" or above but to spend £350 total. Although, if you have any suggestions that fall out of this category slightly but are worth it please do tell!
Any help would be much appreciated, I'm stuck!

Thanks so much in advance!


P.S This seems to be the best I have come up with so far...Samsung S24B300HL 23.6 inch Widescreen LED Monitor

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You are overpaying if you spend 350 pounds on that one
by Pepe7 / March 10, 2013 7:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Which monitor?

I see it for 120 on It's definitely more of a budget monitor per se. No frills, extra connections, etc., just good price.

At this price point though, many of the differences you see in person will be quite subjective. OTOH, get a decent monitor calibrated and it will be a whole new beast(!) In this sense, it presents a good value.

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Sorry I meant £350 is my budget for two!
by clairemsinger / March 11, 2013 11:45 PM PDT


Sorry I meant that my budget is 350 total as I need to buy two monitors. It seems with no USB etc this may not be the best choice. Can you recommend any others specifically? Dell also have quite a big range.

Thanks so much

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Sorry for me asking, but...
by Pepe7 / March 12, 2013 12:38 AM PDT

...if you work in video production, wouldn't you want to obtain a higher quality monitor(?)

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Good question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2013 3:36 AM PDT

Those that do such work tend to get the Apple displays if nothing else, for the color is pretty consistent compared to the PC run of the mill cheeps.

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There's nothing wrong with calibrating a...
by Pepe7 / March 12, 2013 4:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Good question.

...lower priced rig, but <pointing over at the dual 30" Apple Cinema Displays in the adjacent office space>, it's certainly nice to get a chance to work with the good stuff ;).

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And there's the point.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2013 4:43 AM PDT

If they are on a budget it's too likely they won't get a color calibrator like those Pantone Huey's or Spyder's.

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It would just be for editing...
by clairemsinger / March 12, 2013 11:49 PM PDT


Good point! I am a composer who sometimes uses film. If I am working with film I would only be doing basic editing with my monitors at home.

I just wondered what the best monitor out there is for the money I have available to spend.


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The one you mentioned would work just fine
by Pepe7 / March 13, 2013 2:29 AM PDT

At that price point the differences aren't particularly significant.

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