Looking for an external screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kushed, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. kushed macrumors regular

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    Can anyone give me some good monitors to look at? Im really not picky at all about it. I want the resolution to be a minmum of 1080p, but id really like to have something aover 1200. Size isnt a big concern either...(between 21-27) is fine. my price range is about 500$. thanks for the heads up! also, should i go lcd, led, plasma? do they even make plasma monitors?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What is it going to be used for? For 500$, you can't get anything better than a 1920x1200 monitor. 2560xSomething monitors are close to 1000$. If you want something with IPS panel and thus great colors and viewing angles, take a look at Dell U2410 for instance.
     
  3. kushed thread starter macrumors regular

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    its going to be used for school work. i want monitor to be for "play" while the other for "work" =D. kind of like spaces but with a bigger screen. and My friends have recently started to play a few games on the computer and im thinking about playing CoD on my mac. So im looking at a thousand for a good high quality monitor? what size would it be?
     
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    Monitors with 2560xSomething are 27" or 30". I wouldn't use such huge monitor for gaming though because driving that many pixels requires a lot horsepower, so you would have to sacrifice graphic settings to be able to use that resolution.

    I would just get a cheap-ish 1080p monitor. Won't cost you more than 200$ and will be more than fine for gaming and other basic usage.
     
  5. kushed thread starter macrumors regular

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    would you recommend lcd plasma led laser etccc?
     
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    There are no plasma monitors. All these LED displays are still LCD, the backlight is just LED instead of CCFL. I would get one with LED backlight as they cost about the same nowadays but the difference isn't that huge really.

    This is the top-seller in NewEgg. Here is similar display with LED backlight.
     
  7. kushed thread starter macrumors regular

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    saw this on the dell site.. "High brightness of 250cd/m2 (typical) provides Excellent and Clear Image Display" is 250 good? how high would you recommend i look at
     
  8. selvage macrumors member

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    i just picked up a Dell 23" IPS 2311h on sale for 239.00. they go on sale often. i considered buying the 24" version but he price difference for that extra inch isnt worth it to me and my needs. i can use the money to buy something else. excellent bang for your buck IMO.
     

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