Which external monitor is the best?

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

  1. piatti macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2010
    Please recommend me an external monitor for my MBP15
  2. TjeuV macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    uhm so many variables !
    Budget, size, what are you going to use it for ...
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    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.

  4. FrizzleFryBen macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    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

    Jan 27, 2007
  6. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    I usually go with Dell when looking for a second monitor.
  7. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

    Jan 4, 2012
    I'm not a fan of Apple's new glossy displays. But the old 30" Cinema display is nice! :)
  8. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    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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