Which Monitor for Mac Pro 1.1

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JI7, May 13, 2011.

  1. JI7 macrumors newbie

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    I am not very clued up when it comes to technical jargon pertaining to displays/monitors etc. I am wanting to purchase a larger monitor for my mac pro 1.1. I currently have a 17" LCD and I am wanting to get a 22". Can anyone tell me what things I should be looking for to make sure that the monitor I get is as compatible as possible and will give me good performance. I use my Mac for web surfing, gaming, watching DVDs, 3D parametric modelling with Inventor on a Windows partition and much more. Are there any specs from my Mac Pro that I would need to be taking into consideration when choosing a monitor? Any help would be great.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you aren't doing anything that requires color accuracy, just stick with a cheap TN-paneled 22" monitor. There are plenty in NewEgg for instance. Make sure it has DVI but preferably VGA and HDMI as well.
     
  3. JI7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Connect Through HDMI or VGA?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-V2200-21-5-inch-Monitor-1080p/dp/B002QQUS7G/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1GKS4JE3MGI7P&colid=264VZISWD51SX

    This is the monitor that I have decided I am going to buy. This is because it will fit snuggly into the space I have available, it is very reasonably priced and is well reviewed. I only have one question now; This BenQ monitor has HDMI and VGA input connections. My current monitor is connected through a VGA port/interface (whatever you want to call it). If I am not mistaken, the Mac Pro 1.1 has two DVI interfaces to connect monitors to. Here is the question: Will I get better performance by connecting my Mac to the BenQ monitor I intend to by through the HDMI port by using a DVI to HDMI lead or will connecting it up through the VGA port be just as good? If I have anything wrong there then please let me know.
     

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