Monitor with sound for rMB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by status.six, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. status.six macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2015
    Hi All

    Can anybody suggest a suitable monitor with sound to use with my rMB? I appreciate the sound isn't going to be amazing but for clean simple lines (and I'd like to keep my MacBook closed and behind the screen) some level of monitor sound would be useful. I don't want / have the room for external speakers and that would require another connection anyway and I like seeing as Apple HDMI adaptor as a mini docking connector.

    Ideally I need the following...

    - 24" ish inch screen
    - Best resolution and display quality the rMB can drive, doesn't need to be 4K
    - Built in stereo speakers, a few watts is fine
    - HDMI for video and sound
    - USB hub built in would be a nice to have
    - Ideally from a quality / respected brand

    Any help much appreciated :)
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    I almost always look to Dell for stand-alone monitors. Good panels, usually usb-ports, good stands, etc. I usually buy the U-series, but I just purchased a couple of these in the 27" size for someone at our office and they are nice.

    Very slim bezel, substantial speaker nicely hidden at the bottom, USB ports. Only semi-negative is that they are kind of glossy whereas the U-series are usually matte, but these are nice monitors if you don't need the highest resolution and won't have them placed with bright lights in front of them.
  3. status.six thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2015

    That does look like a nice monitor, thanks for the pointer! In terms of resolution I see it is 1920 x 1080 at 60 Pixels. Will the rMB happily drive that and is there another step up in resolution to consider before jumping to 4K etc?
  4. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    No problem for the Macbook.

    To go up from there in resolution usually gets expensive fast, although I see this monitor which has USB but no speakers.

    Beyond that resolution you can go up to the huge curved monitors like this that are just below 4k and can be run by the Macbook, but they are really expensive.

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