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    Good Options for External Displays

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    Good Options for External Displays
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sarends View Post
    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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