Which external monitor is the best?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by piatti, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. piatti macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    Please recommend me an external monitor for my MBP15
     
  2. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    uhm so many variables !
    Budget, size, what are you going to use it for ...
     
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    without telling us your uses it is going to be pretty difficult also budget would help in giving you recommendations.

    Eizo is a good brand, apples display tends to be good as-well.

    http://www.eizo.com/global/
     
  4. FrizzleFryBen macrumors 6502

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    If you want to go cheap but good quality, I would say Acer. I throw those at my techs as second monitors and they love them. For me tho, Cinema (TB) Display is the best. I love my Thunderbolt since I can keep everything plugged into USB and the network. Only complaint is they forgot the headphone jack.
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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  6. 184550 Guest

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    I usually go with Dell when looking for a second monitor.
     
  7. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

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    I'm not a fan of Apple's new glossy displays. But the old 30" Cinema display is nice! :)
     
  8. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    HP ZR24w

    I use the HP ZR24w with my MacBook. Here's some features of the ZR24w:

    • IPS display
    • sRGB (72% NTSC)
    • 178º x 178º viewing angle
    • 24-inch
    • 1920 x 1200 resolution
    • DVI and DisplayPort
    • matte (aka anti-glare) screen

    I love this monitor. The only downside is that the scaler doesn't work properly if you plug in a DVD or Blu-ray player into it and want it to scale to 1920 x 1080. It will be in 1920 x 1200 mode, thus making the picture stretched vertically. This is only a problem if you want to connect something other than a computer (like a DVD or Blu-ray player, or video game console) to this monitor. If you're only using it with a computer, it will be fine.
     

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