Best option for a display for 2011 15" MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JTToft, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    I might be in the market for an external display for my Early 2011 MacBook Pro (specs below), and I wanted to consult you nice people for opinions on the best options.

    Because of hardware constraints (I don't believe my machine can do 4K), I am probably looking for 2560 x 1440 on a 27" (or something similar).
    Most of the time, I would be using it as my only display, with the MBP in clamshell mode. I don't do any gaming.

    IPS (or possibly PLS?) is a must, and low cost is a priority (without getting shoddy quality). Built-in speakers would be nice.

  2. Tucom macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    I found this recently - seems to be more Apple like than most with dedicated Onkyo sound -

    AOC is killer, they the core component panel in many OEM displays such as Dell and HP - at least the more affordable ones.

    I found this one was well - probably the best Apple alternative design wise (at least for older white setup Macs) -

    If you do get one of these, mind reporting back to let us know how they are?
  3. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - Thanks for the suggestions. 1920 x 1080 is way too low a resolution, however - barely higher than my MacBook Pro.
    I don't think I'm interested in anything lower than 2560 x 1440.

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