Recommendations for a decent 17" monitor (UK).

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Evolvere, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Evolvere macrumors member

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    Can anyone recommended a decent but cheap 17" monitor? It will only be used to provide a second screen to my 13" MacBook Pro when reading and editing documents, and so does not have to give particularly good colour or video performance. I'm happy to buy second-hand and my budget is as low as possible, around £60. If this is too low, please let me know.

    A second question related to the first, is VGA or DVI? It seems a VGA only monitor is going to be cheaper, but I've heard some worries about clarity of text via VGA with Mac OS X. Any thoughts on this?

    Thank you.
     
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  4. Evolvere thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I think maybe I'll check on eBay for 2008/2009 Dell monitors and hopefully pick up a bargain. I know £60 is cheap, but if they are selling for £88 new, it doesn't seem too unreasonable.
     
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  7. Evolvere thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up buying a Dell P170S from a seller on eBay. It was new and only cost me £64 so I think I picked up a bargain. Working fine on my tiny desk next to my MacBook Pro. For anyone else interested, if you search eBay for 'p170s' the same seller has two more at a Buy It Now price of £75 with free postage.
     

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