MBP2.2 Plus FlatPanel?

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  1. benulous macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I'd like to add an extra flat panel for my 15" 2.2 MBP so I can utilize two screens worth of independent real estate [NOT mirrored]. Do any of you have the same configuration? Any tips on what I should be looking for? I was basically gonna get a run-of-the-mill inexpensive 19-20 inch widescreen flatpanel.

    Thanks!

    neb
     
  2. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Any will work nicely. Widescreen are a nice plus, and an 8-bit panel will look much better than a 6-bit TN panel.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Get one with DVI input. The cheap ones are analog VGA only
     
  4. benulous thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Good point! You won't need the dongle + you'll get a digital signal :)
     
  6. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    I have my MBP set on a Griffin Elevator next to a Dell 2007WFP. You can get it on sale for $329 CAN so it's only slightly more than a Best Buy caliber LCD, but substantially better as it uses an S-IPS panel (same as the 20" Apple Cinema Display). At work I have a Viewsonic TN panel and text is rather fuzzy and gives me a headache after a lot of use. Text on the Dell is sharp and clear, no problems at all. If you're going to be staring at a screen for hours, better make sure it is a good one.
     
  7. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Yep those Dell panels are some of the best and you can often snatch one up on a great deal, such as during the Dell Days of Deals. I love my 2405FPW.
     
  8. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on the WFPs.
     

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