In Search of Monitor for 2010 Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I am looking for a really good monitor for my 2010 Mini for use with Web Browsing and some games, as my trusty ol' Gateway finally died.

    I am looking in the 22-24" area and do not want to spend more than say $350.00

    Should I go LED or Not?

    Need to be able to display MAX Resolution Mini can handle.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You won't be able to find a display with resolution of 2560x1600, which is the maximum res of Mini, for 350$. Those go for around 1000$ at least. The best you can get is 1920x1080, or 1920x1200 if you're lucky.
  3. MacForScience macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    Look for on sale monitors from Asus, Dell, Samsung etc. You may well be able to get an LED monitor at 1920x1080 in your price range (older model most likely). But as Hellhammer pointed out max resolution is not going to be possible.

  4. Herdfan macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2011
    I got my wife/daughter a mini about a month ago and started on my search of monitors. Where they have the computer, there is just not room for a 24" (I was going to wait and give them my Dell 2409 (1920x1200) when I get my new iMac.), but it was too tall. So I was limited at most to a 23". I was not able to find a 23" 1920x1200, but I did find plenty of 1920x1080's and ended up with a nice Samsung LED for about $280. I intially bought the LG, but the stand was so flimsy I took it back.

    You might want to check out the Dell Outlet and see what they have. A 2410(1920x1200) refurb might be had at your budget.
  5. dcoulson macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I've been pretty happy with my Samsung BX2450 monitors. 1920x1080 max resolution. Should be ~$250, but occasionally NewEgg have them for $200.
  6. tredstone macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    I got a Samsung BX2431 24" with a max of 1080, which I've found really nice. I spent all day in the library using a 24" iMac, so I was able to get a sense for the differences when I got home. The big thing is to calibrate the Samsung properly. Other than that, the Samsung monitor seems to have less color gamut, but is still very bright and almost as sharp.
  7. mr.steevo macrumors 65816


    Jul 21, 2004
    I bought the cheapest LG monitor I could find a few months ago.

    I'm still regretting that decision...

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