External Display for 13" Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ash9414, May 2, 2010.

  1. Ash9414 macrumors 6502

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    Although I really like the ACD, I don't have the money to one. So I want to know whether these two displays will suit me well for general usage, maybe playing a few games from time to time.

    - Dell SX2210 21.5" Full-HD WideFlat Panel Monitor with Webcam £209

    Thttp://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&sku=274817

    Ignore the T before the h, the link doesn't work otherwise.

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    - Samsung P2270 22" Ultra-Slim Design LCD Monitor £169

    http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/.../EN/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=feature

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    Also, if there are any other monitors in my price range (up to and around £200), could you post a link here to the website. I'm looking for an ACD equivalent with a USB hub, web cam and maybe built-in speakers, along with a good display. HDMI port(s) will also be a bonus, but I only really need DVI.
     
  2. ecks618 macrumors 6502

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    Im currently using a P2370 with my 15" MBP and I think its great. I have seen some of my coworkers using Dell monitors and think the samsung looks a lot better.
     
  3. Ash9414 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree. The Samsung looks stunning, but there are 4 USB hubs and a HDMI connector on the Dell which kinda justifies the £40 difference. I've heard the webcam and microphone on the Dell don't work with OSX...
     
  4. Ash9414 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thinking of getting an ACD now with a HE discount. Does anyone know how much the HE discount takes off the original price of £649 in the UK?
     
  5. Sleepy Dog macrumors member

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    I think the current discount for HE is 17%
     
  6. Ash9414 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that for all products or just for the ACD?

    £649/1.17 = £554

    I think the refurb model is £509 but they are nearly always out of stock.
     
  7. Sleepy Dog macrumors member

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    17% for all products
     
  8. Ash9414 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When you say all products, do you mean all Apple branded products, or all third party products sold in the Apple Store as well?

    Also, I think I've decided on going with this display. Does anyone else have this connected to their Mac?

    http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/...n/LS23EFUKFV/EN/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail

    Samsung XL2370 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Monitor
     

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