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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ac-mac, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. ac-mac macrumors member

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    #1
    Yeah... I know this gets mentioned every day so I'm sorry, but I have to ask.
    Looking for a display:
    - around 19-22"
    - compatible with macbook
    - plays HD video
    - looks good
    - is compatible with PS2/3 (preferably both)
    - has at least 2 USB ports

    And also, can I turn off my screen and run leave the macbook in clamshell mode, so that it does not get too hot, or would you recommend running both side by side (although i really don't have that much desk space)

    Thanks, as always.
     
  2. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I would recommend a 20" or 23" Cinema Display. They are pretty good displays and are not that expensive.
    EDIT: Relized you are from the U.K., not United States.
     
  3. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    Many monitors (Dell 2007WFP and ACD to name a couple) will do most of what you asked. For component/HDMI input (for the PS3), however, you'll probably be looking at a 23-24" monitor. It seems manufacturers don't put component/HDMI-in on monitors not capable of 1080p -- most 20" widescreens are native 1680x1050.

    I run my Macbook in clamshell mode all the time. The heat doesn't seem to transfer to the display, just vents out the back.
     
  4. ac-mac thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I'd prefer the Apple Displays, and the VESA compatible thing looks intriguing. Is it relatively simple to do (I mean as simple as putting a picture on the wall), or will I need to get some one to do it. Has anyone tried putting a 23" ACD on a wall, and can you still access the ports at the back?
     
  5. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    You definitely don't want to anchor it in just drywall. My brother's iMac is, and is also on the verge of making a nasty bellyflop onto his desk.

    You can get arm mounts that extend, swivel, pivot, etc. Most mounts protrude from the wall a little, anyway, so cables would probably fit.
     
  6. robcts macrumors regular

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    Get a Dell, not an Apple display. Much more value for your money.
     

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