Display recommendations for Macbook and Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Crispy Hat, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Crispy Hat macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2014
    Calgary, Canada
    Hi everyone,

    I'm a longtime lurker and first time poster looking to get a display for my university dorm room. I'm going to be using it primarily for my Retina Macbook Pro, with the Macbook off to the side as a second display for lots of screen real estate. I'll also be using it on occasion with my Xbox 360, usually with a couple of friends. I was hoping some of you could offer some suggestions of what to get. Here's roughly what I'm looking for:

    Price: Hoping to pay less than $500, but I would be willing to go up to $1000 if I had a really good reason to.

    Resolution: 1920 x 1080, unless it can scale the Xbox output

    Screen size: Probably 24 inch, as I'm afraid the pixel density will be too low if I go higher

    Inputs: Either 1 DisplayPort and 1 HDMI (preferred), or 2 HDMI

    Viewing angle: Good for when multiple people are playing Xbox or if I'm watching a movie from my bed. Maybe an IPS display then?

    Image quality: Quite good, or at least not bad in comparison to the rMBP display. I'm not a professional photographer or anything though.

    Refresh rate/response time: Good enough for casual gaming and general computer use. 30 Hz refresh rate is too low.

    Finally, it must be available in Canada.

    If anyone has a suggestion for what I should buy I would really appreciate it!
  2. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    go look at dell monitors.

    This is what I've had for years: dell 2408wfp and when it was new it cost me about $500. I'm sure it's much cheaper now. There is likely a much newer version too.

    But it has a ton of input ports that I used to connect my PC (DVI), Xbox (component) and PS3(HDMI). I only wish it had built in speakers but I got some nice external ones for games/movies.

    It has a display port input too that I've recently used with my mac (needed a mini display port to display port adapter cable from monoprice).

    Hope this helps.

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