External Display for MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sactolady, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. sactolady macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2009
    My boss is purchasing a 15" MacBook Pro. She wants to use an external desktop display. Our financial officer won't pay $899 for the Apple 24" LED display, and asks me to find something compatible for under $300. Since I don't know anything about Mac (I'm a PC), please tell me what monitors are compatible with a MacBook Pro.
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Any monitor should work just fine. You'll just need a MiniDisplayPort->DVI adapter (or possibly MiniDisplayPort->VGA, but only if the monitor only has VGA input, which is unlikely). They are $29 from Apple.
  3. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2005
    Tacoma WA
    skip the adapter from Apple and order the one from monoprice.com It works just as good and costs a ton less. Also, check out the dell website for monitors there, as the monitors offer good value for the price.
  4. sactolady thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2009
    Thank You

    Thanks for the great information. Our financial guy will be very happy with this!

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