20" or more Display for my Macbook in College

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  1. snowboarder943 macrumors regular

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    What would be some examples of displays, at least 20 inches big for college. It'd be connecting to my Early 2009' white macbook. I do a lot of photo work so take that for what it's worth. I'm guessing at least being 1080 or more would be best. Thanks!
     
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    I would recommend a Dell Ultrasharp monitor. At that resolution, you'd probably want a 24". A 20" would most likely have a resolution like 1680 x 1050.
     
  3. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    The maximum resolution on your machine is 1920 x 1200. Get at least a 24" monitor that does that resolution. Any smaller, and the text will be uncomfortably small to read.

    For a 24" sRGB (non-wide gamut) S-IPS panel, maybe consider the HP ZR24w. It's got a matte screen, too, unlike Apple's horrible new mirror-like glass screen 24" Cinema Display. Oh, the ZR24w is half the price of the ACD.
     
  4. snowboarder943 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I've decided I want the 1920x1200 to more vertical space for better workspace with editing pictures and whatnot. I was looking at the Dell U2410 or the HP ZR24w like you both suggested. They are both IPS. Are there any displays that don't have a huge ugly bezel around the edge?
     
  5. Vitr macrumors member

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    You may be interested in knowing that the U2410 is $250 off today. Check out cnet for product reviews. They're usually pretty good.
     
  6. snowboarder943 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really?! Where is it being sold at? I might just have to purchase today and keep it until the start of college this august.
     
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    It's on the Dell Canada site. Just checked the US one, but the savings is significantly less.
     
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    Should I get a glossy display like a ViewSonic or still get the Del U2410 which is a matte-ish display?
     
  10. turugara macrumors regular

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    I would recommend a matte-ish display only because I tend to print my photos on a matte-ish photo paper. Also, if I have a window shade open somewhere or a light on the reflection is nearly non-existent on a matte-ish display as opposed to my super glossy MBP display.

    Btw, where do you go to school in PA? I'm also go to school in PA.
     
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    Thanks! I'm probably going with the Dell U2410. I'm going to Chesnut Hill College in Philadelphia. You?
     
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    Oh yeah? I'm finishing up school at UPenn in Philly also. Let me know how it goes. I do a lot of fashion photography around the Philly area.
     
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