Connecting Macbook to a monitor (Basic questions)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by knownothing, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. knownothing macrumors newbie

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    Is there any brand monitor I can not hook the current low-end macbook to for external display?

    What are my options for docking stations for fast hook-ups of a macbook to an external monitor/mouse/keyboard?

    I am in the market for around a 20" flat-screen (LCD, plasma, whatever) for basic tasks (primarily word, internet, itunes.) I prefer low-price with reliability to high-price and performance. Any recommendations?

    Thanks much
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    At the low end, I'd go with Dell. Nice quality and a decent price. I use a Dell 20" with a MBP on occasion and it works a treat.
     
  3. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    Buy any monitor you want. If it has VGA input, get the mini DVI > VGA adapter, if it has DVI (Which is better) get the mini DVI > DVI adapter and there you go.
     
  4. scarredtaka macrumors newbie

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    As long as it's not a 30", as the macbook won't drive it. :)
     
  5. knownothing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot!

    Very helpful...

    What about docking stations though, or some other method of quickly hooking a macbook up to a keyboard/mouse/monitor...
     
  6. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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  7. DataThief macrumors member

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    No docking stations for MacBooks, I miss mine for my HP Laptop. Just bought the wireless keyboard and mighty mouse and I am using a Samsung 27" LCD, nice but a pain to see the laptop open instead of closed lid.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can use an external monitor with mb closed you know

    connect the monitor close the mb and then awkae mb from sleep via a usb device or something
     
  9. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Not True, there is at least one expensive docking station for MB & MBPs

    http://www.bookendzdocks.com/

    Really more like port replicators but fills the bill if you have the dough.

    Cheers,
     

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