Best Display for Macbook Pro 13

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  1. klo-mac macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I have MBP 13 but Im in need for big display, and in this moment i haven't decided yet, to buy iMac 21.5 or Mac display 24?

    Appreciated any answer.

    Thanks
     
  2. BitterMelon macrumors newbie

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    Well, since you can't use the 21.5" iMacs as a display (only the 27" does that), I'd say the 24" display (is it still available, or is it 27"-only now?).
     
  3. klo-mac thread starter macrumors member

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    yes 24" is still available, there are many on ebay.

    but if i want to save some money and to buy a 21" LED display with HDMI port [not apple], who is better, whats your suggestion ?
     
  4. eaf7s macrumors regular

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    Honestly, have a gander at some non-Apple displays. There are some really fantastic deals out there and I've had everything from a base BenQ to a high-end Samsung and generally been happy with everything. Just make sure whatever you get suits your purpose.
     
  5. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    Check out the Dell professional line monitors, there are some good monitors for around $300
     
  6. eaf7s macrumors regular

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    This.

    I just find the Apple displays obscenely overpriced this far down the road.
     
  7. nc016163 macrumors newbie

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    I had a really similar question, so in summary are you saying dont bother with the cinema display?

    So are the people that buy them getting them more for the fact its a shiny apple product, or are there any advantages at all?
     
  8. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

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    Advantages: Built-in Magsafe, very nice design, nice, high-quality display.

    Disadvantages: They only make a 27" version now. 27" displays are obscenely expensive.
     
  9. eaf7s macrumors regular

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    Well if money isn't a huge object, by all means go cinema display! But $999 is a hell of a lot of money. Personally, even if I had that lying around I'd still get something cheaper in the meantime and go cinema when they get upgraded again :)
     
  10. pullman macrumors 6502

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    Dare I ask if you want a glossy or an anti-glare screen?

    Don't know where you live, but here in Holland you can find the 23" ACD (antiglare) for 300-400 euro. It's a very good screen for the money imho.
     
  11. klo-mac thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey guys thanks for replies.

    Now, I dont need 27" display, I already have 32" samsung tv on my room, so I dont like to have 2 big screens on same room :0 also and the price for $999 is really expensive.

    I can find on ebay some old mac monitors 20"-23" for $300-$400 but Im not sure if quality of display will be same as is on my Macbook pro. [i guess not]

    So in the end Im for Samsung LED display around 21-23" with HDMI port, what you think about?

    Thanks
     
  12. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Personally I like Samsung displays. So do a lot of Apple customers since they are a major supplier for Apple too, I just don't know on which devices.
     
  13. pullman macrumors 6502

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    Well if a used ACD is well kept (no dead pixels, colour degradation or such), then it is amazing quality for the money. Mine is 3 years and delivers the same absolutely amazing image as it did when new.

    But if you want glossy then go for a used glossy display if you want to save money. I'm partial to antiglare screens because of my photowork.
     
  14. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    They are pretty close.. at least they were a few years ago. Can't really speak for now. However, they weren't much cheaper for the ips last I looked (it's been a while) - has that changed?
     
  15. klo-mac thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for reply,
    hmm, i havent decided yet, im not sure for old mac displays, im not ure will have same quality like i have on MBP 13 2010, maybe I go for latest mac display 24" or samsung led display... cant decide.
     

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