Monitor for macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by theman5725, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    So I switched to mac by buying a new Macbook a month ago. As much as I love it, the small screen and medicore speakers annoy me when I'm just at home (theyre great when traveling with it though). Basically I want a large monitor for my desk so I can use my Macbook like a desktop when I'm at home, and a laptop on the road.

    I would buy the Apple 20-inch, but $700 is simply too much for me. I did a little research on other 20 inch monitors but I don't know much about this field so I decided to ask here.

    I want a (preferably) 20-inch monitor thats cheaper then the Apple 20-inch monitor.

    Will I need to buy speakers if I want to keep my Macbook closed while working? Or are they integrated into the monitor?

    Note that I won't be buying this actual monitor for a couple of months but I would like to know what I want so I can put it on my list of things to buy when I get more money (along with a RAM upgrade).
     
  2. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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  3. theman5725 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, thats a great price for a monitor (even though I dont like dell :/). Somebody has to answer my speakers question however.
     
  4. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    Monitor speakers are never very good - you'd be better off getting your own speakers.

    There are lots of deals on LCD monitors now - there's another thread where people are discussing the hanns-g 19" LCDs which aren't much more than $100. Other brand names people like are Samsung and Acer. And Dell of course, but I would never give them my money.
     
  5. theman5725 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AL2016W-...3/ref=sr_1_4/102-5213977-9631305?ie=UTF8&s=pc

    This monitor looks good and the price is great! More questions however:
    I know that the Macbook screen is capable of displaying HD video. I would assume that theese 20 inch LCD monitors can do the same but I would like to make sure.

    If in the future I would like to possibly hook up a TV Tuner to my monitor would most monitors work for this, or would I need a special one?
     
  6. theman5725 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Somebody tell me if that Acer monitor is good quality for my MacBook please.
     
  7. furious macrumors 65816

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    be patient someone will answer your question you just need to wait :rolleyes:
     

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