best external display for MBAs

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  1. Meric macrumors regular

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    what are the best monitors for MBAs?

    why apple's cinema display is 1000 bucks?

    do you think my panasonic 50" plasma would be a good one?

    thanks.
     
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    Apple Cinema Display is one of the best monitors on the market. It has enormous resolution (2560x1440) and uses IPS panel (the best panel type) and LED backlight. Those cheap 22" monitor in Walmart have TN panels and lower resolutions.

    50" TV is only 1080p, 27" ACD has more pixels. TV isn't the best external monitor unless it will be used mainly for watching videos. If you're going to use it for something else, get a cheap-ish 1080p monitor from any shop if you don't want the 27" ACD
     
  3. Meric thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah I forgot to say that I wanna use the 2560x1440 resolution on the external...

    any other options than Apple? even it looks the best.. it is too pricey....
     
  4. Meric thread starter macrumors regular

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    best buy has 2 monitors capable of 2560x1600..

    they are also over 1000 bucks... damn!
     
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    The best televisions are generally 1080P... which is about 1920X1080. At 50"... it would look horrible. If you are going to use a 1080P as a monitor... I would suggest something closer to a 20" to maybe 24" display.

    The 27" ACD has close to double the pixels as a 1080P monitor (2560X1600 would be double. The ACD uses 2560X1440 because of the aspect ratio.

    I'll be surprised if you will find anything much (if any) less expensive than the ACD in that quality class.

    /Jim
     
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    Ahh, didn't know. Thanks for the correction!
     

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