Would this monitor work fine with my 13" MBP?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    If it has an HDMI port then yes it will.

    But honestly if your looking to spend that much on a monitor, go a few hundred more and get the 27" Apple Cinema Display.

    Bigger screen size, better colors and better resolution.

    Also it looks nicer.
     
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    Thats a little big... Maybe the 24" ACD though :)

    EDIT: Wait a sec, do they not sell a 24" ACD anymore :(
     
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    Too big?!

    Since when does a person not like a bigger screen?

    I honestly think if you are bringing your price point that high that the Apple Cinema display is the way to go. I heard great reviews.
     
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    Yes, I'd like to, but in NZ the ACD is a whopping $2,800! I converted the currency, and it should be only $2,200, but for some reason its been jacked up 600 bucks for NZ customers :eek: The other display is a good 23" one, and for only $720. Much better value in this country.
     
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    That looks pretty nice, although I would connect with DVI rather than VGA. Gives a significantly better picture in most cases
     
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    That's one hella expensive monitor, save a few hundred bucks and get the Dell Ultrasharp U2410. One heck of a monitor from what I hear, or go a few bucks extra and get the Ultrasharp U2711. Or heck, find the older generation of ACD's. I liked those more than the new generation, mmmmmmmm AG monitorsss
     
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    Sorry, I'm not to great with display ports. So I'd buy a DVI-I to VGA Display Adaptor... but what do I have to buy to connect that to my minidisplay port on my MBP?
     
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    Actually what you would want to do is buy a miniDisplayPort to DVI adapter, then just run a DVI cable from that to the monitor. You can also buy miniDisplayPort to DVI cables at monoprice for pretty cheap.
     
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    Oh, I didn't realize that the monitor took DVI as well as VGA... Thanks!
     
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    $2200? Where you getting that from? $1734 from Apple Online

    I agree that this is ridiculously expensive though. Harvey Norman generally overprices things pretty badly, I would look http://ascent.co.nz/Category.aspx?majorcatID=36&minorCatID=110]here instead. Free overnight shipping too.

    Instead of getting a dongle and cable, I would highly reccomend getting this instead. Much tidier and simpler
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone :) I will probably be buying this monitor: http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=381537

    I assume it is DVI since it said this in the discription: Signal input
    Connector: 15pin D-sub, DVI-D, 2HDMI, component, DTV tuner, optical out

    One more thing... The monitor has speakers. Would I be able to use those too?

    Thnx!
     

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