Anyone use HP's W2207h monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by willauqs, May 22, 2008.

  1. willauqs macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2008
    I'm looking to get a macbook pro and i already have hp's w2207h monitor. Does anyone know how well the two work together? i've heard a bit about calibration difficulties and having to keep the laptop closed thus needing an external keyboard with some monitors so those are my two main concerns. any advice is greatly appreciated thanks!
  2. USCdeacon macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2008
    shouldn't be a big problem

    first and foremost...

    macbook pro? great machine - congrats (if you get one!)

    onto the w2207h

    the w2207h only has HDMI and VGA inputs. I would highly recommend HDMI (digital) over VGA (analog) for best picture quality. A lot of the higher end HP laptops have an HDMI output, but the macbook pro does not - not a problem though!

    You just need to get an HDMI/DVI cable like this one:

    connect the DVI end to your macbook pro and the HDMI into the monitor.
    (I've bought that exact cable myself - great build quality).

    To operate the macbook pro with the lid closed, yes you do need an external keyboard/mouse solution (wired or bluetooth, doesn't matter).

    The macbook pro will automatically use the connected external LCD (your w2207h) once it detects an external keyboard that's been activated (by plugging in via USB or turning on bluetooth). You can then use apple's built-in screen calibration tool to calibrate the display (this part is subjective, so just adjust to your liking).

    A macbook pro / HP 22" w2207H combo should make quite the computing powerhouse. If you get it up and running, I doubt you'll be left feeling dissatisfied :p

    God bless & good luck!
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    I have the non-HDMI w2207 and absolutely love it :)

    I have used it with several lappys (mac & windblows) via DVI/VGA nottaproblemo....

    go for it :p
  4. willauqs thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2008
    wow! sounds good! thanks so much guys. im going to go get my macbook pro worry free.
  5. GotPro macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2007
    I had the HDMI version for about 5 days until the Mac Pro refused to show a signal to it after working fine for almost a week.

    DVI monitors worked fine, the HP worked fine (hooked up to my DVD player through HDMI)... but the Mac Pro just all of a sudden refused on either port to initialize that darn thing.

    It got returned.

    Better luck for you!
  6. Fresh28 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2012
    Does the Mac OS allow you to enable the pivot feature on the W2207?
  7. willauqs thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2008
    pivot feature works on my hdmi version. not sure if you wanted to know specifically about the non-hdmi version though.

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