Advice on a specific monitor for use with MBP...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by myke323, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. myke323 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    Does anyone know if this is a decent monitor?

    Dell UltraSharp U2211H 21.5"

    I want it specifically for my latest model 15.4" MBP. I do web design and dev and want matte screen, which I believe this is. Also the ppi is at 102.46, which is right where I want it. However, I'm lost when it comes to aspect ratios; this one is 16:9, but I have the hi-res MBP and not sure what the ratio on that is. Also, if going to a monitor with a different resolution than the native on the mbp is a problem, or if that even matters...

    Wondering how this one compares to the dell 2209WA, which has gotten great reviews on this forum.
  2. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    Resolution and aspect ration doesn't matter. The MBP will switch to whatever resolution (which is directly relation to aspect ratio) of whatever screen you're using.
  3. myke323 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    Cool, well that is good to know, thanks!

    Anyone know of this specific monitor and how the quality is?
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Ultrasharps are usually high end.
    The U2211 is an IPS monitor, which is a huge plus.
  5. myke323 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    Cool. Another weird thing is there is no mention of matte or glossy; I am assuming it's matte but surprised there is no mention. (I can't believe apple doesn't offer a 21" external matte display)
  6. Jhanson09 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2009
    kansas city, mo
    Great monitor. and it is matte. only downside is no remote i believe.

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