Closest monitor to Apple Cinema Display?
December 13, 2011 1:46 PM Subscribe
What is the closest monitor I can get to the Apple Cinema display that's not $1000?
posted by fx3000 to technology (14 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
One of the most important things to me is a good experience reading text and code. I get a lot of eye strain when looking at my current monitor (Acer X223W, 23") for long hours. I'm not exactly sure why, but I notice that my eyes seem to fare better when looking at any Apple monitor - iPad, Macbook (2011), iMac. In fairness though I don't stare at the Apple displays nearly as long as the Acer. For work I have Lenovo laptop paired with the Acer and that's where the marathon sessions happen. I've been leaning towards some kind of IPS LED monitor but that's not set in stone as I'm not that knowledgeable about different criteria to consider. The monitor will be plugged into my Windows 7 work laptop primarily. I'm looking to go somewhere between 22 - 27". My budget is up to $500 although I might have some flex if I thought it could magically help the eye strain.
I try to do other things like keep the room as well lit as possible, turn down the monitor brightness a bit and take lots of breaks to look away, but I think the monitor quality is key too.