Monitor help for 13" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bala0509, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Bala0509 macrumors newbie

    Bala0509

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    So I am new to macs and this forum and I have been snooping for a week and just bit the bullet. I just bought a 13" MacBookPro. Love the size and portability. I need a monitor for when it's in use in the office. I would appreciate recommendations for nothing larger than 24". Obviously that means that as much as I want a honking big 27"thunderbolt on my desk it's too big and I have reservations paying that much ! What are my choices?
    Thanks
     
  2. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you should ask in the monitor/displays forum.

    This is the Macbook Pro forum, you'll find more knowledgeable people over there.
     
  3. Lennyvalentin, Aug 16, 2011
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    Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    If you're not obsessed with having everything Apple on your desk (;)), maybe the Dell Ultrasharp U2412M would be a good fit for you.

    It's a 24" 16:10 aspect monitor with an e-IPS panel. While this is a cheaper (and less accurate) version of IPS technology it should still be considerably superior to common el cheapo TN type panels.

    It also offers a mini Displayport input, which is helpful when connecting Mac computers, and has a height-adjustable stand which offers pivoting also to view the display in portrait mode (neither of which is available on Apple displays as you probably know.)

    Price should be about US$300, give or take. I'm not an american, so I don't have accurate figures. :p
    (Edit: I just checked Dell's US site and it's listed at $399, but maybe Newegg or somesuch will sell it for less, I dunno. Also, it's not mini Displayport, but regular ol' big Displayport - and also DVI, VGA - so some sort of adaptor would be needed to hook it up with a Mac.)
     
  4. wegster macrumors 6502

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    You can get a good IPS 24" for $400 or so +/- now. Check the latest HP, Samsung, and Dell (higher end, Ultrasharp series) - some of them may well have the same panel, but have a sale or coupon code going. Just think out your inputs in advance - if you only plan to connect a single MBP to it, vs game console, other devices, etc., and do a quick search to ensure no oddities when using with your MBP/OSX - issues should be a rarity, but easier to check before it's delivered. Also decide if you want 16x10 (1920x1200) or 16x9 (1920x1080p) - if work/study is the primary use, I'd go with the 16x10, and just let any HD content scale, but up to you.
     
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  7. Smalss macrumors member

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    I got an HP 24", about $170, very happy! Looks like the ACD too.
     

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