DVI, VGA, HDMI Adapter which gives a better quality with an external monitor

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  1. proyoussef macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I want to buy an external monitor for my MacBook Pro 15 "(2010, high resolution ..) to work comfortably.

    and I would like to know what is the best Apple adapter among the three types, VGA, DVI, HDMI wich gives a better picture quality on an external monitor?

    Also, i want examples of screens that works very well with a MacBook Pro as an external monitor

    thank you
    Good day!
     
  2. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    DVI; or you can get an Apple display that uses Thunderbolt/MDP, that would be ideal.
     
  3. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    VGA is analog and is less desireable than DVI or HDMI. Those two are basically the same thing with different cables.

    Go with DVI or HDMI.


    I have a Samsung 2333T I purchased new for cheeep. It is a wonderful display, but not an IPS display. Any monitor is going to work with your computer, though.

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    Will a TB Display work properly with a nonTB Mac?
     
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but you won't get the TB features(USB/FW800/ethernet hub). But you'll get video and audio.
     
  5. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Why not get a monitor that supports both DisplayPort and HDMI?

    For example:

    http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSha...ayPort/dp/B00302DNZ4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    In any case, stay away from VGA-only. VGA is totally obsolete.
     
  6. proyoussef thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    if you do get the dell(i would never buy a 1920x1200 24", but that's up to you), there's much cheaper places to get it from than amazon.
     
  8. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    I got my U2410 refurb. from eBay for $350 shipped. So yeah, look around at other places.

    Also, what's wrong with a 1920x1200 24"? Most other 24" have a 1920x1080 resolution. IMO 16:9 should never be used for computer monitors.
     
  9. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't want it to have 1920x1080 either (I agree about 16:10); a 24" 1920x1200 display has a little under 95 ppi; I wouldn't want to step all the way down to 95ppi from 113ppi (what my 13" has). The 27" Apple is 109 ppi.
     
  10. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    I think my Samsung monitor is a nicer display than my 17" MBP panel, Dpi aside.

    I am tempted by the TB display. Greatly tempted.
     

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