Monitor For MBP

iNeedAUsername

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Jan 3, 2012
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Hey Everyone! I am looking for a monitor to use in conjunction with my 13" MacBook Pro. I'm thinking I want around 22"-24", and want to spend around $200, with the top end of my budget being $250. I will be using it for videos, web, photo editing, and maybe hooking it up to my xbox every once in awhile. Are these realistic parameters? What would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
 

visim91

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Nov 13, 2011
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Hey Everyone! I am looking for a monitor to use in conjunction with my 13" MacBook Pro. I'm thinking I want around 22"-24", and want to spend around $200, with the top end of my budget being $250. I will be using it for videos, web, photo editing, and maybe hooking it up to my xbox every once in awhile. Are these realistic parameters? What would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
There's a bunch out there:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617&IsNodeId=1

If you're in the market for matching with Mac - here's one with particularly nice design, and stellar reviews:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824113022



Edit: In regards to IPS Panels (the ones found in Apple and some Dell displays) - they are better, but expensive and out of your budget. However, if you seriously value a greater viewing angle and graphic reproduction, then you may want to entertain a search for an IPS monitor as well.


Here is the cheapest one that I can find with decent reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-IPS236V-1080p-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B004SUDU9Q

It is important to sift through reviews and really find those issues which are consistent across all user experiences, as they are most likely the only noteworthy, objective concern with the product.
In this LG monitor's case the only noteworthy negative is the stand, which some took concern over. Otherwise, this is a great monitor, fitting all your needs.
 
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asec92

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I'm not sure about XBoxes, but I know PS3s can connect through HDMI's, which is the only way I could connect mine to a non-tv monitor. Just a heads up to check on that!
 

visim91

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Nov 13, 2011
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I'm not sure about XBoxes, but I know PS3s can connect through HDMI's, which is the only way I could connect mine to a non-tv monitor. Just a heads up to check on that!
Yep, XBoxes have HDMI as well.

Hey, OP, let this thread know which monitor you decide upon. Would be good for future reference.
 
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