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Hello, I'm getting a second monitor to work along side my 24inch iMac, please could you advice me what exactly I need to run the second one and what monitor would you advise I purchase for under $300
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Do you have a iPad ?? With a great App called AirDisplay $10.49 from Avatron you have yourself a second monitor.
I use my iPad Mini as a 2nd monitor to my 13"MBP. Works for me.

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I do but ideally id like something 24inch again.
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Check out the Dell Ultrasharp IPS panels, they are nice. The 24" might be just over $350 while you can grab the 23" and 21.5" versions for less than $300..

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Thanks alittle over budget and also looks abit to TV like....ideally i'd like something the same size as my iMac etc.
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TV like? You mean widescreen? Perhaps you should better define what other restrictions you have for the second monitor since you only indicated your budget in the first post..

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Pretty much all modern monitors are TV "like".

Since 1080p is in vogue, you can get 1080p (16x9) monitors for pretty cheap from any manufacturer.

You want one to match the resolution of your iMac screen at 1920x1200 (16x10 aspect ratio) you can expect to pay more for it.

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If your iMac has the mini-DVI, look for a monitor with DVI port.
If your iMac has the mini displayport, look for one that has a displayport input.

Personally would go with the Dell Ultrasharp.
They do have lower priced monitors than the Ultrasharp series - haven't checked, but they'll probably also be 1080p at 16x9.

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Hello, I'm getting a second monitor to work along side my 24inch iMac, please could you advice me what exactly I need to run the second one and what monitor would you advise I purchase for under $300
Higher quality displays with IPS panels are more expensive. If you're looking for a more general purpose & lower cost monitor...these have TN panels.

Here's a 24" TN display for $159.99:

ASUS 24" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Display for $160 after rebate + free shipping - VE248H

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