Which monitor goes well with mb pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asdfasdf32, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. asdfasdf32 macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2010
    Hi- i currently own an iMac 27" (2.93Ghz i7), but ive decided to take it back (its only been a few days) and get the new macbook pro since it is as powerful as my iMac now lol...
    The only reason i chose iMac was because of its superior power, (and the screen size... lol) but since the new mbp isnt as inferior as before, i think mbp will fulfil all my needs (power + portability + even screen size if i combine it with an extra monitor!)-

    I was looking at monitors online, but i found that there are two types (DVI / VGA ) and i dont know the difference between them, can anyone explain to me please-:confused:
    Also can anyone recommend me a decent monitor (not too expensive perhaps around $200 or btw £100~£200) that goes well with mbp (colour match/screen ratio?) and over 24" please

    Thank you very much for your time.
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It's all but impossible to find a decent 16:10 monitor for less than $200 anymore, and not many really match the MBP.

    However, you do want one that will use DVI, as that gives better picture than VGA.
  3. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    I know this is probably very expensive, and not really what you wanted, but it's still a great deal for what you get: 27" Cinema Display http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC007LL/A
    If you save up and buy it you'll be using it for years to come, as it is just amazing.

    You could also look into getting a used 23" or 24" off of ebay. They tend to run $250-600 just depending on the day.

    DVI uses a Digital Signal, and VGA uses analog.
  4. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Correct me if i'm wrong, but I don't think a monitor needs to match the aspect ratio etc. of the system. Any monitor should be fine. I'm looking at a Dell one for use with my future MacBook Pro or Air.
  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Any monitor will be a good match and give you extra screen space. DVI or VGA will work, you just need to get the corresponding adapter from Apple for either type.

    I hook my MBP up to an Acer 23" monitor over DVI. It's a decent monitor and can be had for about $200. I put the 23" on a little riser. So my positioning is that the 23" exists above the MBP screen. Rather than side by side.

    I too bought an iMac i7 not long ago for the same reasons as you. I also returned it for the same reason as you. New MBP is on the way. :)

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