Best cheap monitor for Mac Mini 2010?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tonicalvo, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. tonicalvo macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2010
    Greetings!i m a newby so i want to ask if any of u have to suggest a monitor for my mac mini 2.4!
    i already have a tv monitor connected to it(it s a toshiba 19 inch tv) via hdmi but the the view is not so good cause it s not showing clear!
    so i want to buy a monitor(not a tv right?cuase i ve heard it would be best to buy a monitor) that is great fitted for my mac mini but with not so much money!i mean till 250 u have anything to suggest>?
  2. dcoulson macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I have a couple of the Samsung BX2450 monitors attached to my Mac Mini. Pretty inexpensive and the image quality is great.
  3. feeth macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I'd check out dell's site, they have some pretty good ones that are relatively inexpensive. $250 will actually get you a halfway decent monitor as well.
  5. Management macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
  6. tonicalvo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2010
    as i can see most of u suggest dell s monitors!will they have a clear image?
    are they good enough for playing games or video watching movies?
    do they have an hdmi port?

    p.s.with ny mac mini comes an hdmi to dvi!how can i use it?what cable do i need?

    thanks all of u who re helping me
  7. yrh0413 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    Usually your monitor should come bundled with a DVI cable if you new monitor happens to have DVI connectors. Just connect the DVI cable to the monitor, then the other end of the DVI cable to the supplied HDMI-DVI adapter that comes with your mini
  8. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
  9. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007

    Or in your looking for a bargen search ebay or cregslist for "Apple Cinema Display displayport."

    If you go the 3rd party route remember that your mini came with that HDMI to DVI converter, or you can go get a minidisplay port to DVI converter and use both the TV and your monitor at the same time.

    Maybe it's because my eyes aren't the best but I just can't use a crappy monitor it gives me migraines and kills my productivity. Once you start looking at decent quality monitors, take into consideration the built-in USB hub, powercharger for Apple notebooks, and the built-in speakers, the Apple displays have very competitive prices.
  10. tonicalvo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2010
    too expensive mate!otherwise i would have bought an imac 27 and not a mac mini
  11. feeth macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
  12. feeth macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
  13. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    buy the dell ultra sharp 21.5 inch it has a better picture then the 23.5 inch. Due to smaller dot pitch. ie both are 1980 by 1080 so the smaller one is clear same amount of dots in a smaller space = clearer. same reason a 40 inch tv is hard to use as a monitor.

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