What ~$200 display to use with Mac Mini?

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  1. kppolich macrumors 6502a

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    Have a buddy looking for a display to pair with his mac mini. Doesn't need anything 4k or gaming. Whats the best option?
     
  2. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever is cheapest that can be used without an expensive adapter.

    Do they need speakers or a camera?
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Another factor: width available on his desk. I don't want a monitor over 21" wide as it would mess up my nearfield speaker position.
     
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    Best Buy usually has some good 21-22" monitor on sale for $79.
    Office stores are same. Look around on web for what's on sale locally.
    I've gotten 3 22" HP monitors that way, and they're pretty decent.
    Nice things about buying brick and mortar: Price is same, return is easy when something is busted.
     
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    The Dell that RyanXM suggested seems like a nice display for the price. It has ports for DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB 3.0 as well as the legacy connectors like VGA-15 pin and USB 2.0. I like the adjustable features of those fancy snap-on Dell mounts but the display also has a 100mm VESA mount if your friend is short on desktop real estate. The reviews for the P2417H are typical Dell display user comments. *****
     
  8. knightwrangler macrumors member

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    I use an Hp 23es a very thin sharp looking monitor that matches the styling of the Mac mini.
     

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