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    monitor recommendation
    i have a mid 2010 macbook which i want to put to more use by setting up for my daughter to use in her room

    i'd like to link it up to a decent monitor - not too large so about 21.5 inch will do - so she can use it for her school work which includes some 3d modelling, etc

    any recommendations?

    also, i like the look of the twelve south macbook pro stands - would they fit my macbook?
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    In my opinion...unless you're looking for a super high end monitor (similar to the quality of an Apple Thunderbolt display)...just search for a monitor based on price & size.

    Almost all monitors are good...and will certainly be fine for everyday computing tasks. The only things (other than price) to consider are additional features...such as:

    - different video ports (HDMI, VGA, DVI, etc.)
    - USB ports
    - built-in speakers
    - adjustable stand (tilt, swivel, height)

    HTH,

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    nickyr's Avatar
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    thanks for the quick response

    not really after a high end display so the apple cinema one is out of the question! so i'll need a mini displayport to hdmi / vga / dva adapter i guess?
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....


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    I got a ViewSonic 21.5" LCD and it's working great along with my iMac. I got it because it has a nice pivoting stand and has a displayport connector on it..

    Be careful about the miniDP cable you get since some don't work well and have issues with waking up and keeping the monitor going properly..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyr View Post
    ...not really after a high end display so the apple cinema one is out of the question!
    That's why I mentioned "similar" to the Apple Thunderbolt display.

    The quallty of the Apple Thunderbolt display is a technology not exclusive to Apple. That technology can be found in smaller display sizes...but that technology will command a higher price at all display sizes.

    Like I mentioned earlier...just shop for the lowest price for the size you are interested in...and any extra features you might like (mentioned above).

    Yes...you will most likely need a video adapter of some sort. The type of adapter you need will depend on the ports that are built into the monitor you eventually purchase.

    - Nick
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