19" or 20" for 2nd MBP display?

sr5878

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Jun 5, 2007
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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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009108

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.

thanks
 

Cool6324

macrumors member
Sep 18, 2007
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Raleigh, NC
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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009108

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.

thanks
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
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=320-5581

And another newer model.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=320-6199
 

cmaier

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Jul 25, 2007
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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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009108

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.

thanks

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".
 

sr5878

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Jun 5, 2007
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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".
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?
 

Illan

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Feb 11, 2004
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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.

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009108

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.

thanks
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
 

sr5878

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 5, 2007
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on newegg at least, i think acer is rated higher than viewsonic.

i havent purchased yet... im thinkin maybe in a few weeks.
 

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