I am a post grad art student and most of my work is film or photography. I have a macbook pro 15" bought in the UK about a year ago. I use it only for creative packages such as final cut studio, lightroom 3 and photoshop CS5. I am looking for a decent budget external monitor and am more or less decided on the Dell Ultrasharpe U2311H 23" as it has an IPS panel and is a good size for fcp work. I have been doing a lot of research and have a couple of questions if you can help answer any or all of them I'd be very grateful. 1. Which is the best cable to connect the mbp to the U2311H with, a mini displayport to a display port (which the U2311H has) or a mini display port to DVI? If DVI which kind of DVI is best? 2. I also use a Windows Vista HP PC for everything else; internet, email, music, watching movies, essays etc. I have pretty limited space and would ideally like to use the U2311H for both the laptop and the PC and am wondering how straight forward it would be to switch the monitor between both machines? Would it be possible to just set up the DVI or Display port as the macbook input and the VGA as the PC input and then just switch between them via the monitor itself. Does it have such a capability or would I need extra hardware? If you can help with either of these questions thank you! Other info: The Vista PC is stationary but I need to be able to disconnect the macbook from the monitor easily as I take that into college. I will be using a seperate keyboard and mouse for each so they are not an issue.