Looking to buy External Monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by strikefreedom, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. strikefreedom macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    Hey all,

    New to the mac world, i was hoping to get a external monitor to dual link up to my new macbook...hoping to use the monitor to watch movies while mac to browse around. So hoping what you guys recommend?
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Mar 2, 2009
    Any widescreen Dell monitor. I've got the 2208WFP connected via DVI and the USB hub on it via USB 2.0, and (when I got it) it was only $220. I'd only be happier with a 30'' ACD.
  3. Illicit macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    Waterloo, ON
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...there's plenty too choose from in that price range...shop around...
  5. karatekidk macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    I am a happy user of Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA. There are some threads on this forum. Definitely worth checking out.
  6. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    I've been a long time acer user and I love them. A lot of monitor for the price.
  7. strikefreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    hey thanks for the ideas...i was wondering is the ACD really gd? it's reflective?
  8. The Hammer macrumors 6502

    The Hammer

    Jun 19, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    The answer to both your questions is yes.
  9. strikefreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    ah ok. I guess the ACD is highly recommended.
  10. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    It is highly recommended considering what you are using it for. If you are using it just for you macbook, obviously there isn't going to be a better option to match the macbook. But if you wanted more inputs, like DVI, Component, or even HDMI for consoles or whatever, then you have to look elsewhere.
  11. strikefreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    ah ok, yea i'm just going to link it up with the macbook, to watch movies and play games possibly.
  12. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2008
    The ACDs look great, and are very nice monitors but the seriously lack versatility in connection. They are professional monitors intended for just that kind of use. I don't want to pay that much and only have one thing hooked up at once. I like my Samsung with 2 hdmi, dvi, vga, component, audio, cable. It isn't the professional level of the ACD, but I would rather have all that. Just how I view it.

    For what you do you don't need the accuracy of an ACD and you can get a full HD monitor for a better price from a different brand.

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