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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by greythorne, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. greythorne macrumors regular

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  3. DJ-R macrumors regular

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    Um... not recommending ViewSonic.. they don't last.

    Go with Samsung or LG.

    I have LG 23" 1080p 50,000:1 contrast and 5ms. W2353V ($230)
     
  4. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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  5. greythorne thread starter macrumors regular

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    why is that so? they don't last?
     
  6. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    viewsonic monitors are fine

    buy a mini display to hdmi adapter on ebay to save some dough, work just fine, just make sure it supports compressed and uncompressed audio
     
  7. greythorne thread starter macrumors regular

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    how do i know if the monitor supports compressed & uncompressed audio? Is it important since it will connected to mini displayport?
     
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  9. tahugejerot macrumors newbie

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    I would recommend you to get a samsung led tv instead of monitor, since the price is close to 22inch samsung led tv, im using it and the colors are superb!
     
  10. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    you could but 22" HDTVs aren't meant to be viewed from less than like 4 feet away, there's a reason why manufacturers still produce traditional monitors for computer use, they're optimized for close viewing
     
  11. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    But this is a Windows Keyboard :eek:... is there a software that converts windows keys to Mac?
     
  12. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    I think the only keys you'll have problems with are "command" and "option/alt" being switched. In that case, you can go to "System Preferances" -> "Keyboard" -> "Keyboard" tab -> "Modifier Keys..." and then remap the command and option/alt key to be swapped.
     
  13. tpg macrumors regular

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    Depends what country he's in... The mac UK keyboard layout is more like a US keyboard layout than a normal UK layout (e.g. @ is on the 2 key).
     
  14. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    Pardon? I don't really understand what you're talking about. I think the question was about Windows vs. Mac keyboards, but I think you're implying I didn't consider UK keyboards. After looking up a UK keyboard, it is significantly different from a US keyboard. Well, if you're in the US, the only significant thing that's different from a Mac and Windows keyboard is the position of the command/windows key and the option/alt button.
     
  15. TheScotsman macrumors newbie

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    My two cents on your new mouse purchase.
    I purchased my "Kensington Slimblade Bluetooth Wireless Trackball Mouse" last year and absolutely love it, they run anywhere from $50-$80 but well worth it for the quality. You can use it as a regular mouse with scroll ball or switch it to a trackball with a simple double click.

    eBay Link: Kensington Slimblade Bluetooth Track Mouse
     

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