Thinking of buying a monitor for 17" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NStocks, May 13, 2010.

  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hi,

    So I'm studying Architecture at University and I've been using my 17" 2009 MBP since I started. As my work has become more complex/larger I feel that everything is too crammed on one screen. I was usuing my Laptop and a Uni PC yesterday at Uni and it's really nice to have one monitor for CAD and another for Illustrator/Internet/Music etc.

    A few questions I have about a external monitor :

    When you have two screens, is it cumbersome to keep ' moving' your head to find the other page your looking for ?

    Do you loose any power when you use 2 monitors ?

    Is it ergonomic to be typing on the laptop whilst the second screen isn't directly in front you you/your laptop screen ?

    What's an alternative to the Apple LED screen for <£200 ( I will search the forum intensely ! )

    Are there any monitors that offer similar features to the Apple LED such as the magsafe charger and USB hub ?

    Thank You !
     
  2. kyleh613 macrumors regular

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    Apr 20, 2010
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    I can answer the first question at least. It takes a while to get use to having two monitors. It really comes down to personal preference. I personally prefer one very large monitor rather then two. When I am working though, I just ignore any other distractions or bust out the iphone and play music off that with the headphones.
     

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