04-28-2010, 08:01 PM
Originally Posted by Jaytron
Can you recommend a low priced (200ish~300) 24" monitor that will be easy to calibrate (or just can mimic the MBP's awesome display) and have great colors for photo editing?
a few graphic designers I know seem to have fetishes for ViewSonic - their higher end models. The problem is I think they're rather pricey, and their model naming scheme can be somewhat ambiguous; if that makes any sense.
In case this hasn't been covered, you will need an adapter to hook the MBP up to a standard DVI monitor. I bought one off ebay for about ten bucks.
Mini DisplayPort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I'm assuming you're in the USA? If you are, I suggest buying one from a seller in the US. If you're not based inthe US, I suggest buying one from the same country.
Mini Displayport DP to DVI adapter For MacBook Pro Air - eBay (item 140391594173 end time May-14-10 19:33:22 PDT)
I have one of these as well for when I hook my MBP 15" to a projector.
Mini Displayport to VGA adapter For MacBook Air Pro 15" - eBay (item 280495324902 end time May-18-10 20:31:04 PDT)
I have one of these in case I have to hook the machine up to a TV.
Mini Displayport To HDMI Short Cable Adapter Converter - eBay (item 110513371244 end time May-28-10 10:01:38 PDT)
Next time I fly I'll probably get accosted by the TSA for all the weird adapters and cables I carry.
Originally Posted by pigoo3
Hey...nothing wrong with checking out the other guys (Macintosh)...you might like a lot that you see!
And WOW...purchasing your own MBP when you're really sort of just curious...is a pretty big step!
That's exactly what I did three years ago with a black MB 13!"
I figured what better way to learn than to jump right in.
However, many of my Windows habits are still evident. For example, I always partition the hard drives into two partitions. I use the second partition exclusively for storage of huge files; formatted to non
Anyone else do that?
I tend to ramble on and on after I read too much...