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    What after 1920x1200? And is anyone else gonna do a 30" 2560x1600??

    I'm sorely tempted to get a Dell 2405fpw 1920x1200, but I'd really love an Apple 30" 2560x1600 screen... but I can't justify spending over 3 times the cost of the Dell for 33% more screen!

    Does anyone know if any other manufacturers are going to come out with any extra large hires screens to compete with Apple? That way the price ought to come down...

    Also I noticed that usually screen generations increase in 25% steps (1024->1280->1600). Maybe someone's planning a 2400x1500 screen? Again, maybe this would be slightly cheaper to produce than the apple.

    I think I've gotten really spoiled and 1200 vertical doesn't seem like enought pixels (got 2x 2001fp's at work!). Rotating is cool but then it's not wide enough! He he!

    Aha, and just to make sure I don't somehow convince myself to go for a 30" (sheesh, what would the Mrs say !) ... How much is the cheapest dual link dvi PC gfx card? The 7800GTX has dual link, no? No idea what else has!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredisn@tdead
    I'm sorely tempted to get a Dell 2405fpw 1920x1200, but I'd really love an Apple 30" 2560x1600 screen... but I can't justify spending over 3 times the cost of the Dell for 33% more screen!

    Does anyone know if any other manufacturers are going to come out with any extra large hires screens to compete with Apple? That way the price ought to come down...

    Also I noticed that usually screen generations increase in 25% steps (1024->1280->1600). Maybe someone's planning a 2400x1500 screen? Again, maybe this would be slightly cheaper to produce than the apple.

    I think I've gotten really spoiled and 1200 vertical doesn't seem like enought pixels (got 2x 2001fp's at work!). Rotating is cool but then it's not wide enough! He he!

    Aha, and just to make sure I don't somehow convince myself to go for a 30" (sheesh, what would the Mrs say !) ... How much is the cheapest dual link dvi PC gfx card? The 7800GTX has dual link, no? No idea what else has!
    Cheapest dual link card would prob be a Radeon 9550, but you have to get apples.

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    you actually get more than 33% more space, if you work out the areas.. ie a 28" screen has 400% of the space of a 14"
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    I guess I was just talking about dimensions, not area!

    Do those Mac cards work in PCs too then?

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    And another thing... are there even any games that support resolutions over 1920x1200??

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    To be honest I dont see why I ever need anything bigger than my current 2405, you would have to have the screen further back that I would want due to desk size etc. Also my eyes span can only just hadndle 24"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredisn@tdead
    And another thing... are there even any games that support resolutions over 1920x1200??

    the only game i ever come across supporting over 1920x1200 is (i think) call of duty united offensive.

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    Matrox do a card that supports high-res displays..

    IBM do a very high res 20" TFT

    T210 - 2048x1536

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    I'm looking into getting a Dell 2405fpw at the moment, or maybe save a bit of cash and get the 2005fpw... does anyone know of where to buy either for a good price?

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredisn@tdead
    I guess I was just talking about dimensions, not area!

    Do those Mac cards work in PCs too then?

    As far as I know, those mac graphics cards won't work in a PC, and vice versa.

    Something to do with the bios etc. on the card.

    With regards to a cheap dual-link dvi card then it depends what format you're after, agp or pci. The apple display discussion boards hold a wealth of info with regards to which graphics cards work with the 30" on the PC.

    Useful links:

    Apple Display discussion board

    ACD 30" and PC Video Cards

    I know you may not want to go for an Apple 30" display, however at least from the above links, (second link more so) you will be able to see which pc graphics card people are using to drive a display of that size and that resolution.


    p.s. PNY made an AGP 6600gt card which had dual-dvi and both dvi-connectors were dual-link. This was, as far as i know, the cheapest dual-link dvi card. The down-side? This card was only ever released in the States. Yes, thats right, us Europeans got the dumbed down version which only had one dvi-connector and that wasn't even dual-link. I have tried looking everywhere on UK PC Retail online stores and can't find the dual-dvi version. I'm pretty certain they don't exist. I have ordered quite a few as the description page said "dual-dvi" but when they arrive, they always only have one dvi-connector. Oh well.....
    Quote Originally Posted by capt_cornflake View Post
    the large ones were definitely a 2 handed job.

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    Fpr anyone who thinks that an apple 30" display is not practical.. too big .. yadda yadda yadda ... Go into the apple store on regent street .. get a go on the computer that has DUAL 30" screens connected up to it. Then just try not to drool on the keyboard while using it.

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    If you want the next thing, forget resolution, get a display that can do real HDR

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonwolf
    Fpr anyone who thinks that an apple 30" display is not practical.. too big .. yadda yadda yadda ... Go into the apple store on regent street .. get a go on the computer that has DUAL 30" screens connected up to it. Then just try not to drool on the keyboard while using it.
    I find that if you use those 30" screens for anything over 1 minute, and then move over to any of the other displays, 23" or 20", they look absolutely tiny!! You're just left wondering what happened to that extra screen space, and sometimes find yourself squinting.

    Those 30" displays really are something.
    Quote Originally Posted by capt_cornflake View Post
    the large ones were definitely a 2 handed job.

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    NEC also do a 30" TFT but no idea if they are any good or how much they will set you back

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    You could always get this?

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=533

    Might break your budget a little bit but if resolution is important to you...

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    I couldnt stand a tft with a bezel that thick on the ViewSonic VP2290b. The apple designs are so slick.
    Not that Ive had to consider buying the vewsonic... not got that much money to burn.

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