Dell external monitor and Macbook display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by silenahilena, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. silenahilena macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2010
    The text looks a lot different from the Macbook's display. I got it to 1080p and stuff - and yes, it's showing the full 1080p. But how do I get the text to look more like the Mac's text? My Macbook display looks so much sharper. The text on the Dell looks very not isn't thick, etc.

    In fact, the text looks awful.

    Does not look awful on my 360, however. Looks great on my 360.

    Either I'm doing something wrong or I'm returning this POS.

    It's an ST2210, btw.
  2. kikedeolivos macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    I'm using a Samsung SyncMaster 2233 and everything looks great, as in the Macbook's display. Different story when I switch (via Bootcamp) to Windows XP.
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Check that you are using the native resolution of the monitor.

    For example, if your monitor is 1920 x 1080 pixels, then it will look excellent when you have it display 1920 x 1080 pixels. It will also look excellent at 960 x 540, using four pixels in a square for every pixel the Mac tries to display. If you set it to any other resolution, it will look awful. That's not Dell's fault, that is exactly the same for all LCD monitors.

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