monitor for a mac pro? compatibility?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by redarc, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. redarc macrumors member

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    Hello all , i got a doubt.. i wanna sell my acd 27and buy x3 monitor 24 inch for eyefinity underbootcap for games.. but sure.. for use the monitors in mac os x too.. could i understand why and monitor would not work under this damm osx?
    it would not power up? thats really a ****.. couse many and many monitors...seems be not compatible... compatible not work? or just i don t have some features?

    for example i like this acer do it work?

    Asus VE247H ...

    otherwise.. someone can help me with some very good monitor that cost no more then 200 euro that is also compatible with mac os.....
    thank you
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    All typical monitors should work on OS X with a Mac Pro except for the Thunderbolt ACD.

    If you have a monitor that isn't turning on, something is wrong.
     
  3. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    I thought it was funny that the only monitor you can't use on a Mac Pro is one sold by Apple. I have a cheap Dell for a second monitor on mine, with the old 30" ACD as the primary.
     
  4. redarc thread starter macrumors member

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    so every monitor will work with no problem?
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I suppose it's possible there's some really weird monitor out there that doesn't work, but most typical and currently available monitors should be compatible, yes. Make sure it's a common model with the correct inputs.

    Apple's Thunderbolt ACD is definitely not compatible.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    A Mac Pro is just like any other PC on the market, except it's specifically designed by Apple for OS X.
     
  7. Audioboxer macrumors newbie

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    From my experience so far this isn't true, not all monitors are compatible with macs. I purchased a hp 2311x and it Definately isn't compatible
    With my mid 2010 MacBook pro. I use it side by side and the colors and contrast are off no matter how many setting I've tried. Now when I hook it up to my gf's 4 year old hp laptop Colors and contrast look amazing without touching a setting. I'd say there not all compatible. I'm returning this and hopefully
    Have better luck with a dell.
     

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