Best monitor for macbook pro 13"?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bostan, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. bostan macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012
    Hi everyone,

    Thank you for taking the time to give me advice. I am new to Apple. I am going to purchase the new MacBook Pro 2.9GHz 13" notebook and wanted a 22"-ish monitor to pair along with it for the large amounts of reading I will be doing during graduate school. I want to purchase a PC monitor (any brand/model available at Costco), however I know that adapters, etc can make a mess of this situation. I am hoping to purchase a monitor that will only need a mini displayport to DVI adapter as seen here for around 6 bucks: (

    Do you guys have any suggestions for monitors? Here is the costco site:

  2. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    iPad 3...seriously, unless u get an expensive thunderbolt display the res will be too low for lots of reading, an iPad 3 is your best bet, I only read books on my iPad now.
  3. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011

    1920x1200 resolution, excellent for reading. 16x10 form factor, which is good for reading, as you get more vertical pixels and don't have to scroll as much. Fantastic reviews at Amazon, Newegg and everywhere else they're sold. You can rotate the screen to Portrait, which makes it even better for reading.

    They go on sale at Dell for $299 fairly often but the $339 at Costco is still a good price.

    I am biased, since I have one and love it.
  4. bostan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012
    Thanks Bob!!! Do you have any recommendations for something around 200 or less. Do you like Dell? I have had awful experiences with their customer service
  5. Boilerhead macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2012
    I have owned this monitor now for over a year. The screen is bright, has great viewing angles, and its just a pleasure to use. I have used it for gaming and CAD and it does the job perfectly. Don't plan on using the built in speakers though. Just read the reviews on Newegg.

    EDIT: I missed the Costco line somehow... but if you can get this from Newegg, go for it!
  6. Flyhig510 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Same question-Different Focus

    What monitor for a 13"MacBook Pro? I am starting to do a lot of photo editing at home and right now I am only working off the laptop screen. I shoot a Nikon D3 with various lenses. Obviously I want the prints to come out as best as possible.

    Thanks in advance for your input.


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