What monitor should I get for the 13'' Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by silenahilena, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. silenahilena macrumors member

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    So, while I wait for the new Macbook Pro's to come out, I'm going to dish some cash on a monitor. I've narrowed it down to these two:

    Dell SX2210 - 21.5'' : http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-7976

    Dell ST2410 - 24'' :
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-1070

    I have compared screen sizes at stores. The 21.5'' looks like a good size for me since the 24'' look really big. I'd probably have to sit back a little. The only thing though -- will 1920x1080 look better on a 21.5'' or 24''?

    Also, the 21.5'' comes with a webcam and 4 USB ports. Not a bad deal at all. I'm wondering if the webcam will work with the Macbook Pro, though?
     
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    UltraSharp monitors from dell are pretty awesome.

    The webcam is most likely a USB one, and might work if it uses generic drivers.

    As for the resolution, go to a Best Buy where you have many displays and take a look at the resolutions and the display sizes. Since both monitors have the same res, it will probably be more of what is more comfortable for your eyes, and the space you have at your desk.
     
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    I'm thinking about a 13" mbp also....with a Dell u2410 monitor. It seems the A01 revision fixed the dithering. Still might be some color uniformity issues. Luck of the LG draw I suppose...same as the Apple monitors.
     
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  7. silenahilena thread starter macrumors member

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    I really prefer 1920x1080, and I also need an HDMI port for my Xbox 360. And I really prefer to keep this under or around $200.
     
  8. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    You can get an hdmi to dvi adapter fairly inexpensive at monoprice.com, and unless those other dells have builtin speakers, there is no advantage to hdmi over dvi.
    I am only suggesting the 2209 wa because it has a nice adjustable stand, a longer warranty, a better dead/stuck pixel guarantee, much wider viewing angles so you do not have sit directly in front of it to get the best image, and can display 10 times the number of colors as the other dells you listed. It's also 16:10 aspect ratio which is nicer when using as a pc monitor. But i understand, you want 1080p, a webcam, and do not care about image quality. That's how most people make their decisions at best.
     
  9. RubenTheys macrumors member

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    I got mine hooked up to a Iiyama Prolite B2409HDS. It costs €220. A very good 24 incher for that value. Very sturdy desk stand with great pivot option. 1920 x 1080, HDMI, DVI or D-SUB. You can connect your speakers to the monitor itself if you have the audio passed through the HDMI port, as the monitor has an audio-out, very handy feature! And greatest of all: it's not glossy.

    If you still want to go for Dell:2209WA indeed is a good one.
     
  10. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    Ultrasharp for sure. Especially for that $212 price. Screw crappy TN displays.
     
  11. apple.net macrumors member

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    Dell UltraSharp U2711

    If you have some money to burn, go get the just released Dell U2711, the best monitor available in the market. It uses the same IPS Panel as the iMac 27", but it is matte, and no yellow.
     
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  14. silenahilena thread starter macrumors member

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    I really think I might be sold on the 22'' Dell IPS display now. :D The response time is only 6ms though?
     
  15. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    If you read some professional reviews it's actually closer to zero. But really tn monitors are normally faster. Most pro level monitors even entry level monitors like 2209wa do not make response time the biggest priority. If you read reviews the h-ips and s-Pva monitors are closer to 15 to 30 ms response. These would be monitors like the u2410, 2408wfp, lp2475w, lp2275w, etc....
    The e-ips and s-ips are quicker but generally not as fast as tn. The Dell 2209wa is e-ips by the way.
     
  16. silenahilena thread starter macrumors member

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  17. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Sorry if I was not clear in my first post but you have to call or email specific represtatives to get it for $212. And if you called william and he did not help you try crista. This price cannot be had through the website or the normal 1800 sales number.
    http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=25942194&postcount=1210 crista's email.

    As far as the 2309, its another one of the better TN panels, but other than its high resolution, its going to be a downgrade from the 2209wa.
     

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