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I realize I need to buy the mini-DVI to DVI connector to use my existing monitor. My only question is, is there any advantage to using an Apple-branded monitor? They seem to be REALLY expensive.
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I looked at the Apple monitors today at the Apple Store and there is no difference with my Acer monitor. The Apple monitors have integrated usb/fw hub and are very nice in terms of design, but I wouldn't pay ~900$ for a 23" monitor when I can have a 24" monitor for less than $500.
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If you want to use your own choice of monitor then go ahead, its your choice

The apple monitors are lovely, but you can just as well get a third party monitor
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No, not at all. I'm currently using a very nice 22" Samsung external widescreen LCD with my Macbook and it's a beaut! Only cost $300 when I bought it, and it's probably even lower now.

Oh sure, it doesn't match my white Macbook, but you can't have everything.
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