Best Monitor for Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sshewa1, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. sshewa1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    Just bought a mac mini. Doesn't look that good on my lcdhdtv but then again the tv is like 4 yrs old. Going to buy a 37''-40'' LED tv for sure. But might get an LED monitor if i decide that i need one other than the tv. Any specific model recommendations on the monitor? Trying to keep the monitor under $180.
  2. NayPaps macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    I would suggest getting and HP or Acer widescreen monitors. Those will run you $130 - $300 online depending on what size you want, opposed to dumping 1K on an Apple Thunderbolt Display. I'm using an HP 2211x 21.5" monitor for my mini and it works quite nicely. It'll run you $159.99 on HP's website
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Ive been using a Dell widescreen with my iMac. Works very well and reliably. Bout 2 years old if I remember right. Connected via miniDisplayport to DVI adapter.
  4. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2009
    I just picked up an Asus 21.5" widescreen LED monitor for my mini. It has hdmi and built-in speakers and was only $139.

    I really wish Apple offered a smaller monitor, 27" is ridiculous for my needs.
  5. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    Checked out every monitor at BestBuy and the HPs were the brightest and best in my opinion for $200 or less. Ordered an HP 2311x today.... Was on sale at $189.99, but with coupon code SAVE30HP, dropped it to $159.99 with free shipping for a 23" monitor. KICKASS!!!!
  6. nylonsteel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2010
    sounds good to me - you got a good price

    though i have a 25" hp monitor - i'm still windows xp pc but love my monitor
  7. bigcreek macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2004
    I plan to use a samsung flat panel w/hdmi out. CDW has then for ~250
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    Don't you mean HDMI in ?
  9. kensteele macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2006
    42in lcd / plasma or greater, never look back.
  10. bigcreek macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2004
    yes. - my bad
  11. kerplunknet macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2006
    I did a lot of research for a 22-24" matte monitor and found that the best performing one in the ~$300 range is the Dell U2311H. I own it, and have it calibrated with Eye-One Display. The color is perfectly accurate and it's amazing.

    You will be happy if you purchase the U2311H.

    p.s. Don't worry about LED backlit displays. Their performance in this category isn't better than CCFLs.
  12. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    I would go with that new Dell Ultra Sharp its a killer display for the price
  13. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    OP said under $180.

    If we makin random suggestions, LG makes a nice IPS at $250
  14. Jayrcee macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2006
  15. mikochu macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    I just picked up a Samsung 23" LED LCD (S23A550H). I'm pretty happy with it, but I'd really like to see that 25" HP 2509b...

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