External monitor for macbook pro early 2011, but...

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  1. MorganID macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    Finally I'm a member here ;). My question is, I have a MBP early 2011. I want to get an external monitor for it or two. My problem is, which monitor should i get? or how can i choose because I might get a used one.

    It is really tricky for me. I guess 1080p should be okay because my MBP is less than that"resolution"

    Should I get any 1080p monitor?

    How can i choose?

    Thank you very much..​
     
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I have found a couple of 23" Apple Cinema Displays on Craigslist for decent prices. Works well and great image quality. I run my MBP in clamshell mode with the external display as the only monitor.

    Your MBP should support up to a 2560x1600 monitor so whatever you can get close to that is great.
     
  3. MorganID thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So i just choose any 1080p and it will be a good choice? What size do you recommend too guys...

    Thank you for glenthompson too :)
     
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  5. MorganID thread starter macrumors newbie

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    because I have a MBP15 2011, can i buy a monitor with usb port 3.0 and get 3.0 port speed?

    You know that 2011 model just has usb 2.0

    That would be cool because i need 3.0 usb speed
     
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