External Monitor query

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wiredrawn, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Wiredrawn macrumors regular

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    Ok, I have a Santa Rosa 13" MacBook, and was going to get an external Monitor.

    I do a lot of Graphic design as well as Media work, I hear Widescreens are better for Media, whereas 4:3's are better for Design.

    With the widescreen MacBook, would a widescreen external display be more true to the original screen, with better resolution, or would it be a waste of money?
     
  2. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    i wouldn't say either is better/worse

    i would say that widescreen is the way the industry seems to be headed so i'd go with that.

    on a separate, yet not unrelated note.. if you're doing design work, invest in a color calibrator. chances are when you plug in your monitor it's going to have a different, strange color cast in comparison to your macbook.

    calibrating the monitors will make them both even, and give you true color representation for when you print or actually implement a design.
     
  3. Wiredrawn thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hear Pantone make a mean colour calibrator, is that the kind of thing you had in mind?
     
  4. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    you got it!
    make sure it can handle multiple displays though, i've seen some that can, some that can't
     
  5. Wiredrawn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice, now I just have to wait till my next Pay-check :D
     

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