Display for MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LaLLLy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. LaLLLy macrumors member

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    I just recently got a 13 inch MacBook Pro. I also have been working for most of the summer and now have around roughly 400 dollars. I was wondering what you guys can suggest for me to get for a display. I'm not really willing to save up and drop the coin on the Mac cinema display. I was checking out some Dell and Viewsonic displays. Just throw some god ones out there. I also was looking for something sleek... Go!
     
  2. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    Do you need color accuracy for professional jobs like web design,photography? if you do then you want an IPS panel and those don't come cheap ( Apple cinema display is an IPS panel ) if you don't care and just want something that looks good for movies and games and general web browsing then it really does not matter what you get.

    cheapest IPS you can find.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824002524

    Good TN :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001419

    Note: you may need an adapter to connect your computer. If your computer has a mini display port plug on the side you will need this :

    http://www.amazon.com/Mini-DisplayP...ie=UTF8&s=miscellaneous&qid=1278945452&sr=8-2

    Both choices will serve you well. You really only need a IPS panel if you are doing graphic design,photography or making movies for a living.

    good luck
     
  3. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    check out slickdeals.net
    I have seen quite a few IPS monitors from Dell that sell for less than the NEC such as the UltraSharp 2209WA, UltraSharp U2211 and UltraSharp U2311. The UltraSharp U2410, HP ZR24w, and HP LP2475w should also fall into your price.

    the Dell UltraSharp 2209WA is definitely the cheapest at >$220.
    http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=660051&t=1181717

    the Dell UltraSharp U2211 and U2311 are $223 and $239, respectively.
    http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=660051&t=2071442
     
  4. LaLLLy thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I don't really need a IPS panel. I'm mainly using this for home use, browsing web and stuff. I have seen some REALLY nice Dell monitors around here lately.
     
  5. Betelgeuse macrumors member

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    +1 to slickdeals.net.

    If you don't care about an IPS panel, you can probably get away with a fairly nice display for not a lot of money.
     
  6. TrojanX macrumors member

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    I would suggest saving a little bit more (100 dollars more aprox) and purchasing a 32" or 37"(what I got for 498 +tax) lcd tv. You can plug it in via HDMI (buy from apple so you can send audio as well) One cable and a huge screen!!! +1 for Vizio TVs:D
     
  7. LaLLLy thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking about this. But I just moved into my basement(I'm only 16 don't worry I'm not 30). But It's a fairly big room and I already have a 32 Panasonic Plasma TV. I was just looking for a well priced monitor for a desk.
     
  8. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    Bigger screen does not equal better quality though :( . I don't know if the OP is like me but anything bigger then 24" thats not higher then 1920x1080 looks horrible... At least too me. maybe I am just picky..
     
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    LCD TVs are horrible screens.
     
  10. LaLLLy thread starter macrumors member

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  12. creeman macrumors 6502

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    I haven't seen a screen smaller than 30" with that resolution anywhere. But, if you can afford it, that dell monitor is extremely nice.
     
  13. LaLLLy thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay. I just need some links to some nice sleek displays that are going to be used just to surf the web, check email, etc...
     
  14. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    What was wrong with my comment? I listed several monitors under $300, considering you have budgeted $400. And I listed several other monitors close to $400.

    Considering you plan to spend close to $400, there is no reason you should not get a IPS display. TN panels are garbage by comparison, but its your eyes, get what you want.

    If you only want to spend a $100 or so, why mention you have saved $400?
     

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