Monitor for my Macbook Pro (HELP)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by astlecnr, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. astlecnr macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2013
    Hi guys.
    I've read a few threads on this forum as I am looking for a second monitor for my Macbook Pro (mid 2012 13 inch).

    From what I have understood, the Dell's ISP screens are amazing. The Viewsonic's seem to be good too.

    My question is :

    I want to use my screen mostly to have After Effects, Logic Pro Mixer, Pro Tools Mixer ...You know, apps .

    I don't know if I should buy a monitor or a TV ,would anyone tell me the advantages/disadvantages?

    Also , I would like to be able to connect my mac into it getting the best resolution , which cable would I need?

    I will also want to watch movies on it every now in a while (therefore I don't need an amazing movie screen,just something which will be good for after effects/etc)

    I just don't want to be looking at my mixer and the screen to lag (not sure that even happens but I'm not screen savvy so I don't know)

    I have seen a Dell screen for £128 and a viewsonic for a bit more.

    I am also confused with the fact that when I search for "Dell 24 inch monitor" in Amazon there are like 20 different models of 24 inch , some for £250 and some for £120 (one I am looking at).

    Whats the difference?

    My price range is between £100-£160 but preferably round the £140 mark.

    Cheers guys, much appreciated :)
  2. matixryder, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013

    matixryder macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Hello, I don't know about new monitors by Dell. From my past experiences, the heavy coating layer of Dell monitors make these screens looks very grainy. I like the Viewsonic model that you posted. By the way, what model of MBP do you have? Anyway, this is the one I am using:
    It costs a little more, but this Monitor made in Japan by Eizo which is very rare nowaday. Eizo is very popular for its' professional photography monitors.The screen is matte/glossy hybrid. It also has low response time in case you want to play some games after work.
  3. astlecnr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2013
    Hi. I've got the Macbook Pro 13 inch, mid 2012 with 500gb ,8bg ram and 2.5ghz.

    Anyone else got any ideas?

    The viewsonic looks better but someone has told me the dell is better (?)

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