19" Widescreen monitor recomendations? (UK)

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  1. grum macrumors regular

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    OK so I am a switcher - got a new macbook on the way (cant frickin wait :p) but i am going to get an external screen to use with it at home. 19" Widescreen looks like the way to go for me - just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for brands to go for or brands to avoid etc. Or any good places to get them cheap in the uk.

    Found a few that seem ok

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-19-WIDESC...237QQihZ020QQcategoryZ174QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-XEROX-19-...749QQihZ020QQcategoryZ174QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Productinfo.aspx?ProductID=14818
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Productinfo.aspx?ProductID=14889
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=119321
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114209
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/98788
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119668

    Anyone have any thoughts on any of these or any others?

    Cheers
     
  2. emotion macrumors 68040

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  3. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    the acer is a pretty good bargain but the 19" ws displays remind me of the 13" ws. i would def rather get a 20" ws its not that much more and you get more real estate.
     
  4. grum thread starter macrumors regular

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    The maximum resolution the macbook can support on an external display is 1440x900 I believe. Most of the 20" monitors seem to be more than that.

    edit: hmm looks like I'm wrong it says 1920 by 1200 on the spec sheet
     
  5. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    1920x200 actually (see the Macbook specifications page on apple.com).

    20" widescreens have a 1680x1050 resolution, a 4:3 20" screen would have 1600x1200. So both would work.
     
  6. techster85 macrumors regular

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    The acer is a really good deal, They also make a 22 inch Wide Screen that is a great deal. I ended up buying a 22 inch Viewsonic for a little bit more but I think it's a better monitor.
     
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    see my already edited post ;)
     
  12. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    I got a Hanns-G widescreen a few weeks ago for my MBP - it has a DVI input, which was my reason for choosing it over the Acer. It cost about £120 from cclonline.co.uk - not sure if they have any in stock at the moment. The stand is a bit pants to look at but mines on a vesa mount so I don't use it.
     
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    How do you like it? I was considering getting one from TigerDirect tonight.
     
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    So they are in stock now - just ordered one for £225 delivered.

    Its meant to come on the same day as my new macbook :D :D :D
     

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