Monitor to connect to MBP 2010? HELP PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ibodybuild, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. ibodybuild macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2009
    I have a 15' MBP 2010. I use it for work all day. It's becoming annoying because it's too small for me and I need a larger monitor to connect to it. Preferably a 24inch monitor.

    So I purchased a 24inch monitor from, but the monitor doesn't display text all the well. It's not super crisp and doesn't go very bright. Here's the one I bought: (I have played around with it and still can't get the text to become crisp, images are fine, just the text sucks)

    So I'm going to return that one and get another 24inch from (has to be from since I have a gift card for them). I would like to keep the price around $200-$250 or so.

    What 24inch LED monitor do you guys suggest I get from to hook up to my MBP?

    Some other important questions on my mind:

    - Is it best to connect by mini display port to HDMI or mini display port to DVI?
    - What brand is best?
    - Should I go with a IPS panel?

    What I need:
    - ability to make the screen very bright, so easy on eyes during day light
    - crisp text, easy to read for my work all day

    Here are the best selling monitors on Amazon:

    Here are the monitors I've been looking at:

    I really apppreciate your help in advance :)
  2. Peppery macrumors newbie


    Jul 23, 2009
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I would personally do MiniDP -> DVI, but theoretically there isn't a difference.

    I tend to rate Samsung, Dell & LG highly, in that order.

    Yes yes yes yes yes.
  3. ibodybuild thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2009
    Thank you for your help

    What monitor from, that is priced around $200-250, would you buy?
  4. ibodybuild thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2009
  5. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    I would get the Dell U2412m , although it might be slightly out of your price range. The 1920x1200 (versus 1920x1080) resolution is a joy for work.

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