New Toys

Dec. 11th, 2008 10:59 pm
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Today I bought myself a new monitor because the old one SUCKED. I've been doing a fair bit of research, and I knew I wanted an IPS based monitor. I plumped for the Apple 20" Cinema Display. It seemed to be one of the more cost effective IPS LCD monitors that has a reasonable colour gamut.

I am not dissapointed. It's sharp as a pin, and the colours are gorgeous. Totally awesome buy. I would have liked the 24", but there is no adapter for mini-display port to DVI yet. And the 24" screen is like $300 more, and I really didn't want to spend that much on a new screen. This one is big enough for now.

Also it comes with a cloth in a box to clean it with. How wanky is that?
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I am working on this website. I am looking at the project page. The title for each project doesn't really stand out, so I'm thinking to myself, I should put a background colour on that cell. I'm trying to find out what happened to a line I thought I'd put in (a border-bottom) that wasn't showing up. I hit inspect on the cell and discovered that each cell was in fact separated by a line, and that the title cell already had a background. I moved the window from my crappy cheap Acer to my iMac screen. HOLY SHIT, it's a different colour!

I think that finally puts the nail in the coffin on this monitor for me. I've been desperately trying not to go out and buy a new monitor because it just seemed like an unnecessary expense. I mean, how much do I do colour work that I need to be able to see acurate colours for? I could just put that stuff on my main monitor surely? But for heaven's sake! The colour wasn't there. It was indistinguishable from white. That's not just a colour being off a bit, that's some serious contrast shit going on.

If I get paid any time soon by Century 21 or Talisman, I'm buying a new monitor. Now I just have to figure out which one. I know I want H-IPS or S-IPS and I really want LED backlit, but it's going to be costly. Maybe I can go somewhere in the middle. Peoples speak highly of the Apple monitors for the most part, though they are a bit dated, except the new one that goes with the laptops, though I could swear I saw it was hooked up to a mac mini at the apple store.

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