Good monitor for MacBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by themacintoshman, May 9, 2009.

  1. themacintoshman macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Butler, PA
    Hey everyone, I got my 13" Aluminum MacBook for Christmas, and I absolutely love it. I've been looking for a good external monitor, because doing everything on a 13" screen can get pretty crowded sometimes. I really like the Apple 24" LED Display, but I don't really have $900 to spend on a monitor right now. So if you know of/own any good monitors that are reasonably priced, tell me about them below. All help is appreciated, thanks everyone! :D
  2. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2008
    Depending on your budget, 2 great screens come to mind:

    1) Dell 2209WA
    2) HP LP2475w

    Good luck. :)
  3. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    I own a BenQ G2400WD. Picked one up for $300 6 months ago, and it's one of the best 24" TN panels out there.
  4. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    I'm using a Dell 2408WFP, it's a great monitor! I don't know about newer models that might be out, but look around, its wonderful.
  5. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2009
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    +1 for HP monitors. I'm using one with my MacBook and it is a great screen, as well as being a good match for the look of the Macbook.
  6. themacintoshman thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Butler, PA
    Thanks for the response everyone, these displays are all really nice. But there is one thing I forgot to ask: if anyone has the 24" Apple LED display, do you like it? Was it worth the money? Thanks again!:D
  7. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    Hi, I don't personally have an Apple display, but my dad got one of the 24"ers recently for his MBP. They are a damn fine display, everything is very crisp and the colours are nice, but I don't think they're worth the price. Unless you really, really care about colour, you could get a decent 24" monitor for literally about a quarter of the price (at least in the UK), and if you do care about the technical specifications, buy a high-end Dell for half the price.

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