Monitor Setup & Compatibility

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TradingHub, May 26, 2012.

  1. TradingHub macrumors newbie

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    Hello All!

    I am looking to add some monitors to increase my productivity. I have a brand spanking new 17" Macbook Pro with some upgrades.

    The monitor I am looking to get is the Asus VS248H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers: http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS248H-P...ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1338050442&sr=1-2

    First off, does anybody have any feedback on this monitor? Or suggest something different in the $200 price range?

    Next, is this compatible with my Macbook? What adapters will I need to get this monitor running? I am looking for high quality resolution so I am thinking I need some kind of HDMI adapter. Right now I am just getting the one extra monitor. Down the road I would like to get a second one of the same kind. How is connecting just one extra monitor different than connecting two? I would like to get an adapter that can handle the two monitors from the get go to avoid the cost of buying multiple adapters. Obviously, I am pretty uninformed on how adding monitors works, even after extensive Google searches..

    Should this just be a straight forward plug and play? Or is there anything else I will need to do/know to get this monitor working out of the box?

    Any other information I should know would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!
     
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  3. ftaok macrumors 601

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    That adapter should work, but you might get a better price on Monoprice.com.

    As for the monitor ... what's the resolution on that. The Amazon page doesn't mention it at all. Makes me wonder what they're hiding.

    Anyways, if the resolution is higher than 1920x1080, then I would opt for a DVI or VGA connection. I believe that 1920x1080 is the max for HDMI. If you do this, then you'd need to run a separate audio cable from the MBP to the monitor.

    If the resolution is 1080p, then HDMI should get you both audio and video through one cable.
     

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