Dell External Displays

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by samkupo, Jun 15, 2008.


Which External Display?

  1. Display 1

    9 vote(s)
  2. Display 2

    1 vote(s)
  3. Display 3

    0 vote(s)
  4. Other? Please State

    4 vote(s)
  1. samkupo macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    I recently got my macbook and I love it! but I want to be mainly using it for my photography the screen is a little on the small side for this so I need an external display, I asked in a previous thread and people suggest the Dell ultrasharp displays?

    I found these 3 that are in my price range, has anyone got any comments/suggests/help in picking one I don't know much about this topic.


    this one says its HD? but i really dont get HD, isnt it just a bigger tonal range so it looks more detailed in the colours? if thats the case surely that makes things look fake and not how they'd look to the real eye / when printed.



    thanks for any help
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Links 1 and 3 are to the exact same product. I downloaded the tech specs and nothing is different. Therefore, you have two choices wide or full screen. Personally I'd get the wide screen, it offers a higher contrast ratio and a better resolution.
  3. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    London, UK
    The 1st is the cheapest and widescreen, and HD. That would do you right?
  4. iDAG macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2007
    Athens, Ohio
    I would go with #1 because in today's world, why would anyone want to buy a screen that is not widescreen. :)
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I would go with the first one out of the 3 (or 2)

    I have a Dell 2001WFP with an S-IPS panel, so I would recommend the one I have, but it does cost a little more, but I have to say it will not disappoint ;)
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
  7. ibookluv111 macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2007
    I'm not sure what all of the differences between the Ultrasharp and normal Dell LCD's are, but I have a Dell 19" that I bought brand new last December for my iBook. Since then, I've had two pixels out and "wavy" lines all over the screen, but only when plugged into my iBook. If I plug another LCD in, it's fine. So, I've not had great experience with my Dell monitor, but I probably just got a bad one. (I also used the Dell with a couple windows computers on a VGA switch).
  8. samkupo thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    thanks for the input, the first one looks good, but I dont know what the plus side is of having HD? its just a sharper image yeah? its still confusing me a little.

    to those who suggested I cant get a sony 32'' lcd -_- lol
  9. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    I would definitely go with #1, partially because it is widescreen, which is alot better in my opinion to work on than a 4:3. I'm pretty sure that it is labeled HD because it can support 720p which is a 1280x720 resolution. (but really all of those monitors can go above that resolution, so I believe that it is just a marketing term).

    EDIT: I can also definitely vouch for the quality of Dell monitors. I have a 2008wfp and it is absolutely amazing with no problems / dead pixels.
  10. samkupo thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    thanks I think i might get the first one then, do you, or anyone know what kind of lead i need to buy to connect my macbook to it? DVI?

    if i did get any dead pixels or anything with it then its got 3 year warranty from dell right? so thats no problem.

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