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I am setting up a new office - going to setup either a MBP or a Mac Mini with external display(s). For the external displays I am thinking either:

(2) LG 23" LCD Displays - 2 ms response time; 50,000:1 contrast ratio; 300 nits; 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution; DVI-D, HDMI and 15-pin D-sub inputs
2 x $230 = $460

or

Apple 24" Cinema Display - $899

What do you all see as the pros and cons?

thx, Steve
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just curious what you are going to use to run 2-displays off a MBP?

I am using a Dell 23" Widescreen with a built in web cam. It also has HDMI input and USB hub built in. Like it alot.
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I am setting up a new office - going to setup either a MBP or a Mac Mini with external display(s). For the external displays I am thinking either:

(2) LG 23" LCD Displays - 2 ms response time; 50,000:1 contrast ratio; 300 nits; 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution; DVI-D, HDMI and 15-pin D-sub inputs
2 x $230 = $460

or

Apple 24" Cinema Display - $899

What do you all see as the pros and cons?

thx, Steve
Well obviously a "con" for the 2x Apple displays is they are going to cost you a total of $1798 dollars!!!

And like mentioned above...you can normally (or natively) only run 1 external monitor with a MacBook Pro or a Mac-Mini.

But if you're willing to spend an extra $139-$170 bucks...here is a possible solution:

Firelight: Mac mini dual monitors using DualHead2Go - Firefall Pro, LLC
DataSheet

One problem with this product is it seems to "split" the video signal. Here's a quote from one of the links:

"Use desktop stretched across two displays at up to 2560 x 1024* (dual 1280 x 1024)"

In the article linked above...the person is using 2 x 17" monitors...so this may not be a good solution for someone trying to use 2 x 23"-24" monitors

Hope this helps,

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