Help w/ Christmas gift. Is this a good monior for my MB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mattcube64, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

    mattcube64

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    Hey guys. I have a Macbook, and the 13.3" screen is fine for the most part. However, it is kinda small, and I'd like something bigger to hook it up to when I'm at home.

    I don't need anything amazing. I'm obviously not gaming with my MB, and I don't need super accurate colors. However, I don't want to get stuck with a POS. My mom gotta the Black Friday ads, and asked if there was anything I want from them for Christmas. That's when I ran into this 19" Samsung LCD widescreen, for only $129, normally $249. Is this a pretty decent/good monitor for me?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...t+panel+monitor&type=product&id=1157068273876

    Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/yb9lhd

    Also, I already bought a Mini-DVI -> DVI cable for my MB several weeks ago on the cheap when my Compusa went out of business. Is there anything else I'll need? I noticed that this monitor used DVI-D. Is that compatible with my computer?

    Thanks for all opinions.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    should work for sure. i use a 19in LG and it is nice
     
  3. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Samsung makes goo stuff. Should be fine.

    I saw the 19" LG widescreen LCD on bestbuy's site, and that looked like a good monitor too. It was $219 though.
     
  4. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mattcube64

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    All right, thanks guys.

    I think I'll get there about a half hour before they open, and hope for the best. They say minimum 10 per store, and I have to wonder how many people go hunting for monitors (instead of TVs) on BF...

    Wish me luck!
     
  5. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Everyone loves this monitor. I sold 6 yesterday at the 250 dollar price tag. :D
     
  6. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, just got back. They were all sold out even before the store opened. Pooey. :mad:
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    get an external anyways. having 2 screens is awesome. i cant imagine really just using one anymore

    speaking from experience, i have a lg widescreen flatron (2000:1 contrast and 5ms response and dvi, vga and tv compatible) and it is great. paid like 220 for it
     
  8. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Could you link me, please?

    Thanks.
     
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