Macbook--external display question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stark2051, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. stark2051 macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2007
    I am probably going to be buying a Macbook in a couple weeks. I want to get an external display, I was going to go with the Apple 23" display, but for less money I can get a Samsung that supports the same resolution with higher contrast ratios and shorter refresh times. My question is--will I have any compatibility issues with the Samsung? Here is a link for reference: thanks for reading

  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    No, as long as the display supports DVI then it will work with your MacBook.
  3. WillJS macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007
    Either DVI or VGA. They make both miniDVI -> DVI and miniVI -> VGA
  4. redmeister macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2007
    i dont know if you have looked at dell monitors yet, but they are a popular choice here on the forums and i believe the parts in the monitor are from samsung as well. so technically you can get a samsung monitor (dell branded) for even cheaper and great quality... check them out if you like

    and word to the other posts, vga or dvi work
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    The Samsung and the Apple cannot even be compared. Whether you understand it or not, they exist for different users in mind. It's the technology behind them that's different.

    Higher contrast and shorter response times may be great, but it really depends on what you do. If you want to write documents, surf the web, play video games, watch movies, look at (and do some slight editing to) your photos, go ahead and get the Samsung. If you're using this monitor for professional purposes where you'll need to get things printed, or you do photography as an advanced hobbyist and are picky about colour, then buy the Apple.
  6. marvinsum macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2007
    Yep, 23" is the absolute biggest the MacBook can handle. If you want a 30" display, only the MacBook Pro is capable of driving that.

    I would actually recommend buying the Dell instead of the Acer if you're just doing normal stuff (surfing the web, playing games). If you want the most accurate image rendition for professional work, then you should buy Apple's display.

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