19" or 20" for 2nd MBP display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sr5878, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    hey all

    i'd like to get a second display for my 15.4 2.2 macbook pro.

    i've been eyeing this one from acer... it has great reviews


    i do graphic design work, so i want a 20" with a high pixel density. i looked at a bunch of 17/19" but they are all 1440x900. if my 15.4 display is 1440x900, i can't imagine how that could look good at 19". anyone prove me wrong?

    does anyone have any suggestions? i'm a college student (read: poor) so i can't really afford more than $250.

  2. Cool6324 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Raleigh, NC
    My dell display is 19" @ 1440x900 and it looks wonderful. I just love the wide screen. Though it came with my computer, I believe it's around $199.

    Here's mine

    And another newer model.
  3. cmaier macrumors G3

    Jul 25, 2007

    I have a 19" LCD with 1440x900 and I hate it. (not that one, however). If you are like me, and love tight dot pitch and lots of resolution, I wouldn't recomment going 1440x900 on a 17" or 19".
  4. sr5878 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    yeah my thoughts exactly... i dont think they make 19" at anything except 1440x900... 20" is appealing because i dont need 22" or more (heck honestly i'd love a 17" or 19" with decent pixel density... but such is life) and the 20" has a native resolution that i see on most 22-24" displays. can anyone recommend anything better than acer? or something comparable?
  5. Illan macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2004
    I understand the student Budget thing, im a studet myself.
    you should also check tigerdirect.com, they have a monitor on special every week. i bought a 20" widescreen Sceptre for my PC 2 years ago, It runs 1680x1050. The other day i saw an acer with the same size and resolution going for $200 on special 2 weeks ago. i what you need to decide wether you want widescreen or normal screen.

    Pull the trigger on that monitor,here the same monitor at tiger Direct http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2943578&CatId=1410
  6. Illan macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2004
  7. sr5878 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    on newegg at least, i think acer is rated higher than viewsonic.

    i havent purchased yet... im thinkin maybe in a few weeks.
  8. sr5878 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007

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