External Monitor for the MBP?

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  1. B.LI, Nov 26, 2011
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    B.LI macrumors regular

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    due to limit of cash, I do not wish to spend £899 for a thunderbolt display, can anybody help me out here by suggesting me a cheaper/good alternative please? (£600-)

    I will be using it for primarily for photo editing and probably watching some movies.
     
  2. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    What's Your Budget?

    It will make it easier for folks to offer alternatives. The Thunderbolt display is over-priced IMO, so you are wise to be looking at alternatives...
     
  3. B.LI thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thought I have edited the budget in the post before :confused: mmm.. but anyway it's there now, I am looking for one with the same 2560x440 as the thunderbolt display
     
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  5. matt94gt macrumors member

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    I know my self and a few others on here bought the Dell UltraSharp. Its IPS and has awesome reviews.

    I paid $299 ($100 off) for the 24" its on sale right now.

    Go to your dell site!
     
  6. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    You won't find a 2560x1440 for much less than the Apple display. It's actually fairly well-priced for a display of that resolution. Dell and HP both make 27" high-res displays, but don't expect substantial savings.

    If you can suffer lower resolution, then I'd suggest Dell's 24" Ultrasharp display. Dell makes solid displays, and they're well-priced (and often on sale!). There are also several good 1920x1080 27" displays available. Again, not the same resolution as the Apple display, but good, big displays nonetheless.
     
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  8. tekkietekkie macrumors member

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    they were 299 I think it ended yesterday

    I don't think the thunderbolt display is overpriced the dell 27" IPS with similar specs is 899 and for the 100 bucks its well worth the thunderbolt features
     
  9. nyckylim macrumors newbie

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    i've recently purchased 2 x Dell U2312HM and found it to be really good other that the fact that apple does not support horizontal spanning. :(
     
  10. matt94gt macrumors member

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    This is it: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...e_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

    It was $100 off until today :(

    For some reason in Canada (where im from) its still on sale for $299
    http://accessories.dell.com/sna/pro...e_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

    Call them..I bet they will do it still.
     
  11. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info; it's only $339 so that isn't too much more than $299.

    Unfortunately, I just noticed that the display has an LED backlight. I've had some problems adjusting to LED, so I think that I will be sticking with CCFL as long as they are still available...
     

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