External Display for MacBook Pro

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

  1. sactolady macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Thank You

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

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