06-20-2011, 11:03 AM #1
Is it OK to use Dell or other PC monitors with my MBP?
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I use a 17" MBP. I want to get a 2nd external monitor and am looking at craigslist. Will any monitor be fine? I assume so but figured I should ask. I'm thinking about this monitor.
Would any Dell or PC monitor work?
06-20-2011, 11:24 AM #2
Sure. Any monitor should work, as long as you have the appropriate adapter (DVI, VGA, etc)mike
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06-20-2011, 12:26 PM #3
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- 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2
I am using a Dell 24" 1920x1200 - works great. I did try a 1920x1080 HP monitor - but the fonts looked funny to me - so I went back to my Dell. It looked something like this
osx - 1080p - MacOS X - Screen / Font rendering very bad - Super User
Couldn't find anything on the web to fix it. Tried DVI and and HDMI both looked the same. It isn't the monitor because I have a old G4 Mac Mini (through VGA) hooked up to it and it looks fine.
Anyway - Also consider Monoprice if you are looking for a converter. Their mini display port converters are much cheaper than Apple's. (supposing you have a recent MBP, they have also mini dvi converters for older Macs.)
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