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Old 10-24-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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Because of neck pain, I need to get a nice high monitor to attach to my laptop when I'm working at home. I have a macbook; do I need a mac monitor? Can anyone suggest an inexpensive solution?
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: New York City
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What kind of Macbook? If it’s a newer model you could have a Thunderbolt port, which affects monitor options.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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Yes, that's what I have.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Any monitor should work. You just need the adapter Apple sells. I have an old PC monitor hooked to mine using the VGA adapter.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Any monitor is ok, but 21.5"/22" should be the largest you go for if you want a cheap monitor. Any larger than this and cheaper monitors have pretty low resolution.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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I'm a huge fan of the HP ZR2740w. It's a great value for its price and excellent for work.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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Thanks for all this great advice.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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I'm a huge fan of the HP ZR2740w. It's a great value for its price and excellent for work.
If you shop around you can get apples thunderbolt display for more or less the same money, in the UK at least.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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If you shop around you can get apples thunderbolt display for more or less the same money, in the UK at least.
Yea, but then you're stuck with the apple's thunderbolt display. I made that mistake a few weeks ago.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Yea, but then you're stuck with the apple's thunderbolt display. I made that mistake a few weeks ago.
Lol. It's a good display, maybe a bit too reflective that's all.
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