I had a 23" samsung monitor for my mbp - worked fine, but I would like a bigger monitor for autocad. I picked up a 32" samsung 1080p tv and it seems fine for autocad, but text resolution and color balance is horrible on websites, word, excel, etc. I've tried the force rgb mode patch and honestly can't see much improvement. Money is a consideration or I'd just go buy an imac. There are any number of the apple cinema 30" monitors on ebay, and lots of the dell ultraview 30's mostly the 3007 model. Most of these can be had for $500 give or take. I know I would also need a $100 +/- mini display port to dual dvi adaptor to get full resolution 2560 x 1600. Advice for a 2560 x 1600 30" monitor on a budget. No gaming, or photo/video manipulation forseen. The mpb is mid 2010 15" with the 512gb nvidia graphics, 8gb ram, 500gb samsung evo sdd.