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AVBeatMan

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Any advice about what size monitor to go with my M1 MacBook Pro? I’ve never used a monitor before so need a bit of advice.

I only use for email, web browsing, pages and am planing on watching some TV while I work on my work monitor.

From what I’m so far reading a 24 or 25” monitor would be fine for my needs. Don’t think a larger 27” would be worth it but any advice folks?
 

bag99001

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After some good advice here I’ve got a 27” at my desk that is nice for multi window work but mostly for for video and productivity being a school administrator needing documents and records in a browser open to look at side by side. 24” would have been fine in most situations. When simply using one window browsing the 27” is huge feeling.
 
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After some good advice here I’ve got a 27” at my desk that is nice for multi window work but mostly for for video and productivity being a school administrator needing documents and records in a browser open to look at side by side. 24” would have been fine in most situations. When simply using one window browsing the 27” is huge feeling.

Yeah, I don’t use multi window and am a v light user which is why I’m leaning towards a 24”. That said have see this which for me looks ideal. A 25”Dell

Dell U2520D UltraSharp USB-C 25 Inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Monitor, 60 Hz, IPS, 5ms, HDR, 2 x USB-C, 2 x DisplayPort, HDMI, 3 x USB, Adjustable Stand (Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt), 3-Year Warranty , Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084L23...abc_FB2G7JWV5E9K3V0RM1PN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 

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Got the DELL this morning and it's perfect for my needs. One question; Do you always leave the monitor turned on?
 

bag99001

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Should be a low power standby mode. Did you get a dock for a one cable laptop power/monitor connection ? I do that with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Love it.
 

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Anker USB C Hub, PowerExpand+ 7-in-1 USB C Hub Adapter, with 4K HDMI, 100W Power Delivery, USB-C and 2 USB-A 5Gbps Data Ports, microSD and SD Card Reader, for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, XPS, and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZVKTP5...abc_498NZ4GRQSVQ8QXFVRAM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


I also have a usb extension cable and run the hub hidden behind my desk in a cable rubber. Nice clean and efficient solution.

Always trying to improve it. May get a monitor and laptop vesa mount. Keyboard under desk tray and currently have a usb midi keyboard attached as well.
This is my son at my “station” :)
 

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AVBeatMan

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I bought this one on an Amazon deal of the day a couple of weeks ago. Really nice build and so far works well.

 
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Good luck! I love having the option of portability with a MacBook combined with a workstation feel at my desk with a large monitor.
Best of both worlds and no need to have two computers. I tried to explain this simple idea to my IT department at work and they are so out of touch they don’t even understand that and they waste money giving people two computers (or only a desktop) instead of one nice laptop.
 
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