Help deciding on external monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pendo, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. pendo macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to decide on an external monitor for my MacBook that I'm getting next week. My budget is <$700. I looked at a 25.5" samsung that looked nice, but I'm wondering about going up to a 32" tv. Dell has a 1080p vizio. Would the quality be that much less on the vizio? The further under $700 the better obviously
     
  2. munckee macrumors 65816

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    If you can stretch a hair, I saw the Dell 30" monitor on sale for $800 last week or so. I think it might have been a refurb, but I believe their refurbs are pretty good.
     
  3. Freewayjim macrumors regular

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    That would give the OP the privilege of waiting a month to purchase a $99 DisplayPort adapter to use with his new MacBook.

    I use a Samsung T260HD (25.5") and it is a very nice monitor that doubles as an excellent 1080p TV, I'd highly recommend it.
     
  4. pendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Freewayjim,

    That's the exact monitor I was looking at. Saw it for $460. I'm leaning towards it, but if the display would still look nice on the Vizio, I would go up to that size. It's $200 more.
     

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