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    Decent External Monitor for MacBookPro
    Hi folks,

    I'm considering buying a decent external monitor for my mbp.
    Price range I have in mind is under $300 (US). I don't want to spend too much money on it because I'm not a graphic designer or anything. I'm just a physics major, after all.

    Can you guys recommend me some of the good monitors?
    I haven't researched much but HP and Samsung seem pretty good. (maybe because I like those two brands..)

    Thanks!

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    You're really using a mixture of terms. You're saying "decent", "good", and "don't want to spend too much money".

    It's sort of like saying, "I want a Mac Pro at a Mac Mini price!"

    I think that if you're not looking for anything fancy...something under $200 should be just fine. Of course you never mentioned what size monitor you're considering...and that can make a BIG difference as well.

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    Thanks for the reply Nick, and sorry for being confusing and not being specific at all.
    Please excuse me it's my first time posting this forum.

    Yes, you're right. I don't want anything fancy, such as Apple LED Cinema Display (24" flat panel) which is around $900.

    Size wise, I'm thinking between 19" and 22"

    I don't know much about monitors; resolutions and such. But I do want to have a good quality monitor in my price range.

    Just for an example, this is one of the monitors I'm considering.

    Amazon.com: HP 2159M 21.5-Inch HD LCD Monitor: Electronics

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    Quote Originally Posted by khan0721 View Post
    Yes, you're right. I don't want anything fancy, such as Apple LED Cinema Display (24" flat panel) which is around $900.

    Size wise, I'm thinking between 19" and 22"

    I don't know much about monitors; resolutions and such. But I do want to have a good quality monitor in my price range.
    Honestly...I have used low cost "no-name" LCD monitors...and "Better" HP & Samsung monitors...and for general everyday use it doesn't really seem to matter...they all look great for this purpose.

    So I would just say find a monitor that works for you (cost, size, etc.)...and get it.

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    I had a Samsung 23" monitor that crapped out on me about 8 months (or was it a year, don't think it was under warrantee) but it was a good monitor while it was working. I replaced it with an Acer that I bought to function as a TV/DVD/Digimedia center but when the samsung died it turned out to be a really nice monitor.

    Not quite as nice (if larger) than my MBP's own 13" screen, but almost. Was cheap too at about $120 at BJ's.

    Sorry dear, I'll get you a real TV for the bedroom later. For now daddy needs a widescreen external for his home office.

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