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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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Do I have to use a Apple Display?

Hi! I just bought a Macbook Pro. My first one. It's a Mid 2010 17". I want to get a separate display, like the Apple 27" Cinema display. My question is, do you have to use the Apple displays? I've "heard" different monitors sometimes act "goofy" when used with a Mac. I don't know, that's why I'm looking for help. The price is pretty insane on Apples displays, so if possible I will look at something else. Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:55 AM   #2
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No you don't need to get the $1000 Apple monitor. If you get one of these, you can use just about any monitor that accepts HDMI/DVI (which most do).

If you have a retina display MacBook, you won't need the adapter.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:51 AM   #3
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Thanks! Any recommendations on brand of monitor to go with? I'd like to at least get a 27".
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:52 AM   #4
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Black Friday deals is the place to look.....This is a UK link to the monitor offers, but the US site has similar deals.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bestsellers-...NKCRA3HX5NJRPD
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:54 AM   #5
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I use a Dell monitor with my MBPs and it works fine. It probably won't win any awards for gamut or accuracy but it is a workhorse with tons of connections and various adjustments. The Apple displays are an extension of the design ideals of your MBP -- high functionality, beautiful fit/finish, minimal cabling, built in speakers but all that doesn't come cheap.
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