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Old Nov 2, 2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Will this monitor work with rMBP and how?

Hey everyone!
So I stumbled upon this monitor:
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS238H-P-.../dp/B005BZNEVQ
(ASUS VS238H-P)
I want to hook it up with my rMBP but I'm not sure of which cables I need and if it will actually work..

Help would be appreciated!
Thanks ;-)
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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According to this, that monitor uses a DVD-D input. Get this adaptor from Apple, and you will be good to go.

Plug the adaptor into a Thunderbird port and the other end into the DVD cable included with the monitor.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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According to this, that monitor uses a DVD-D input. Get this adaptor from Apple, and you will be good to go.

Plug the adaptor into a Thunderbird port and the other end into the DVD cable included with the monitor.
Will the resolution still look decent?
Thank you btw
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It's got HDMI input. All you need is a simple, cheap HDMI cable, since the rMBP has HDMI output.

It will be 1920x1080, and it will look as good as the monitor gets.
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It's got HDMI input. All you need is a simple, cheap HDMI cable, since the rMBP has HDMI output.

It will be 1920x1080, and it will look as good as the monitor gets.
Good catch. Thanks. I forgot the new Retina has HDMI.

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Will the resolution still look decent?
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It will display at its native resolution, so yes... it should look fine. I am not familiar with that particular monitor though, so you might want to look around at some reviews.

It is not going to look as good as say a Thunderbolt Display from Apple, mainly because the Apple display and displays in the Apple's class use IPS panels.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Good catch. Thanks. I forgot the new Retina has HDMI.

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It will display at its native resolution, so yes... it should look fine. I am not familiar with that particular monitor though, so you might want to look around at some reviews.

It is not going to look as good as say a Thunderbolt Display from Apple, mainly because the Apple display and displays in the Apple's class use IPS panels.
Thank you guys!
I'm on a budget and this monitor looked actually very decent in the store I'm going to pick one up and also an HDMI cable! Thank you guys
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Suggestion....get a monitor that does 2560x1400 instead of the much lower HDMI resolution of 1920x1080.
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Suggestion....get a monitor that does 2560x1400 instead of the much lower HDMI resolution of 1920x1080.
Oh well it's hard finding a monitor with that kind of resolution with the budget I've got (300 max).
Anyways I just noticed that the link I provided is wrong and the actual monitor I saw in the store was the: VS238N, which is the same but without HDMI input, which means that I'd have to get MiniDisplay to DVI-D (99!!!) so I won't be doing that I guess..
Can anyone recommend me a great monitor (max 300) that works nicely with rMBP ?
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Can anyone recommend me a great monitor (max 300) that works nicely with rMBP ?
I can't recommend one, especially as I wouldn't know prices in your country, but most monitors these days support HDMI.

Is the Apple converter really 99 Euros when it's only $29???? In any event, you can buy a cable that's mini display port on one end and DVI on the other. Dell sells those for $23 here in Canada, and most computer stores would have one for a few dollars less.
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in the Belgium apple store the adapter is 29 euro

http://store.apple.com/be-fr/product...s-dvi?fnode=53
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You can find recommendations from PCMag, CNET, and others by Googling on

best monitor.....or.....best photography monitor
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I'd rather go with the Dell U2312HM for the following reason:
You save the $30 for the adapter and only need a $10 DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable.

Ergo, you effectively pay $30 more but get an IPS panel. And if it still fits your bill, get the U2412HM, which is an inch larger but still <$300 with the cable included, and that should hold also true in Euros.
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Is the Apple converter really 99 Euros when it's only $29????
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in the Belgium apple store the adapter is 29 euro

http://store.apple.com/be-fr/product...s-dvi?fnode=53
That's the price of the single link adapter. The dual link adapter is $99.
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That's the price of the single link adapter. The dual link adapter is $99.
it's a 1080 panel, single is fine.
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