Will this monitor work with rMBP and how?

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  1. BruceiD macrumors member

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    According to this, that monitor uses a DVD-D input. Get this adaptor from Apple, and you will be good to go.

    Plug the adaptor into a Thunderbird port and the other end into the DVD cable included with the monitor.
     
  3. BruceiD thread starter macrumors member

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    Will the resolution still look decent?
    Thank you btw
     
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    It's got HDMI input. All you need is a simple, cheap HDMI cable, since the rMBP has HDMI output.

    It will be 1920x1080, and it will look as good as the monitor gets.
     
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    Good catch. Thanks. I forgot the new Retina has HDMI.

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    It will display at its native resolution, so yes... it should look fine. I am not familiar with that particular monitor though, so you might want to look around at some reviews.

    It is not going to look as good as say a Thunderbolt Display from Apple, mainly because the Apple display and displays in the Apple's class use IPS panels.
     
  6. BruceiD thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you guys!
    I'm on a budget and this monitor looked actually very decent in the store I'm going to pick one up and also an HDMI cable! Thank you guys :)
     
  7. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Suggestion....get a monitor that does 2560x1400 instead of the much lower HDMI resolution of 1920x1080.
     
  8. BruceiD thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh well it's hard finding a monitor with that kind of resolution with the budget I've got (€300 max).
    Anyways I just noticed that the link I provided is wrong and the actual monitor I saw in the store was the: VS238N, which is the same but without HDMI input, which means that I'd have to get MiniDisplay to DVI-D (€99!!!) so I won't be doing that I guess..
    Can anyone recommend me a great monitor (max €300) that works nicely with rMBP :)?
     
  9. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I can't recommend one, especially as I wouldn't know prices in your country, but most monitors these days support HDMI.

    Is the Apple converter really 99 Euros when it's only $29???? In any event, you can buy a cable that's mini display port on one end and DVI on the other. Dell sells those for $23 here in Canada, and most computer stores would have one for a few dollars less.
     
  10. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    You can find recommendations from PCMag, CNET, and others by Googling on

    best monitor.....or.....best photography monitor
     
  11. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    I'd rather go with the Dell U2312HM for the following reason:
    You save the $30 for the adapter and only need a $10 DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable.

    Ergo, you effectively pay $30 more but get an IPS panel. :) And if it still fits your bill, get the U2412HM, which is an inch larger but still <$300 with the cable included, and that should hold also true in Euros.
     
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  13. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    it's a 1080 panel, single is fine.
     

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