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  1. #1

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    Oct 14, 2007
    Is it OK to use Dell or other PC monitors with my MBP?
    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?

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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Sure. Any monitor should work, as long as you have the appropriate adapter (DVI, VGA, etc)
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    IvanLasston's Avatar
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    Feb 26, 2010
    Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
    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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