macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 7, 2012
Hello all, I'm hoping somebody can help me out with a problem I'm seeming to have lately.

I'm trying to buy a newer LED monitor (23"+) for use with my Late 2011 15" Macbook Pro. Now I understand I can just plug my Macbook in via MiniDisplay Port to DVI and be done, right? Well, that's the thing. I'm looking for a monitor that will do more for my needs and can't seem to find even ONE that meets these specs. If anybody knows of any monitors that can fulfill my needs, please let me know!

Looking for the following:

1) Vesa Mount compliant
2) LED Backlighting
3) Full HD (1920x1080)
4) HDMI In (at least one) (for use with gaming consoles)
5) Built in Speakers (can drop this requirement if really needed)

I'd like to be able to mount it, have an option for connecting my Macbook, an option for connecting an older style game console (any kind so long as its an analog connection on the monitor, right?), and speakers to play the sound from my game console.

Most Macbook audio will go thru Airplay and play on my surround set-up. Would rather not have to include my game console in this.

So If anybody knows of ANY monitor, that would be greatly appreciated. I've been looking everywhere! I managed to find one monitor that worked for me in most regards, but it lacked VESA support (Viewsonic VX2453MH-LED).

Many thanks! :apple:


macrumors 6502a
Jul 27, 2010
i'm happy with my hp2475w (not sure if it's still available) - it got no led backighting, but the only difference would be that the leds are a bit brighter (i run my monitor on about 17% brightness, so no issues there) and should consume a little less energy. also, i guess, by now there'll be a new model with led backlighting.

also it got no built in speakers, but most monitors don't.

the dell u2412m should also meet your requirements - it even got led backlighting.
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macrumors 65816
Feb 28, 2012
United States
Stick with the Dell Ultrasharp series as they use IPS technology. Maybe the u2311/u2312 (whichever one it is on now), would work for you. I really wouldn't plan on built-in speakers because they are obviously not the best and not really worth it. Its really best to go with something external, but that's for another thread I would say.:p

Hope that helps!:)
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