Some display/resolution questions

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  1. BradenG macrumors regular

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    I've placed my order for a apple keyboard/might mouse and the mini display to DVI adapter, now I just need to decide on a display. I'm not in need of highest quality, not even great quality. I will be using the display for some photoshop work (im in a graphic design program), but it's just school work for now, so no big deal.

    I'm looking at the Dell S2309W ( http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-7339 ), it's a "Full HD Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor"...now...the details say it's Optimal Resolution:Full HD 1920 x 1080. I'm confused if this will work...isn't the proper resolution 1920x1200? Will this display work for me, I'm afraid it wont display properly.

    Should I be looking at different monitors? You have any ideas? I'm looking at $200-250. :rolleyes:
     
  2. foodle macrumors 6502

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    Some displays are 1920x1200, others 1920x1080, and still others 1650x1080.

    Currently, the king of the budget displays in that size/price range is the Dell 2209WA (nice IPS panel for ~$200 when on sale).
     
  3. matthewtoney macrumors regular

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    HD Rez

    That monitor and it's native resolution will work just fine on your Mac. I've got a number of older Dell 24" LCDs and they are all 1920 X 1200, but lately Dell (and all the other vendors) have gone heavily towards using panels that run at 1920 X 1080 native instead. I assume that is because that is the current Blu-ray/HD-DVD/HDTV-1080p full resolution and it's easier for the panel makers to just make those?
     
  4. illibball087 macrumors regular

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    16:9 is a fail on pc monitors, far too wide get a nice 16:10 monitor (1920x1200 or 1680x1050)
     
  5. BradenG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your thoughts guys, I went to Best Buy and got it. Now the grueling wait for the DVI adapter :cool:
     
  6. BradenG thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh jesus god lol, I'm gonna have to check it out once my adapter arrives and make a decision.
     
  7. foodle macrumors 6502

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    Plenty of people use 1920x1080 monitors, and to the best of my knowledge they have not been harmed by the aspect ratio of their display.
     

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