New MBP and Dell Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by diego84, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. diego84 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm eagerly waiting for my new 2.8ghz Macbook Pro and I'm looking to buy a monitor to use the extend mode. I am a musician and do a lot of work in Logic and other DAWs so I am not looking for a high end monitor but more screen real estate.
    I have a college discount in Dell so I was looking to the 22" E228WFP model that goes for $219 or the new 24" S2409W for $322 in Dell's website, Best Buy has a $60 difference.
    Any other recommendations for a similar price? Any issues with screen resolution/compatibility I might not be aware of? I am quite ignorant on display resolutions since I have never worried about them so all the help from you experts will be appreciated.
    Thanks a lot.


    P.S.: I was really looking for a 17"!! well, maybe for macworld.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    go for the 24" if you can as its 1920x1200 while the 22" usually has the same resolution as 20" displays 1680x1050 but stretched.
     
  3. diego84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the 24" says the resolution is 1920x1080, not 1920x1200. Is this a big problem?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    not thats just 16:9 which is the HD aspect ratio. it just means youll get less vertical space than a 1920x1200 16:10 24"/23" display.
     
  5. yishiang macrumors member

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    Dell S2409W is 16:9 (Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080)

    unless you are talking about the Dell E248WFP / 2408WFP which is 1920x1200 (16:10)
     

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