I have a late 2009 Mac Mini that I currently have connected to our TV because of our apartment set up. We will be moving soon to a new apartment where I'll have a dedicated office, so the TV will not be in the room with the mini any more.
Can anyone recommend a decent LED monitor for my Mac mini? Looking for something at least 23" 1080p is not a requirement. I'm hoping to keep the cost under $300.
We've always been satisfied with the Samsung monitors, for decent quality and price.
You may want to check out the "Display Details" at everymac.com
Similar spec late 2009 says:
Display Support: Dual Displays Resolution Support: 1920x1200*
Details: *This model simultaneously supports 1920x1200 on a DVI or VGA display using the Mini-DVI port and 2560x1600 on a dual-link DVI display using the Mini DisplayPort (with an optional Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter).
I'd recommend an NEC IPS monitor such as the EA232WMI. For the price (about 300$), colour reproduction and viewing angles can't be beat.
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I think you get the best bang for the buck and excellent quality with a Dell monitor especially during the Dell Days of Deals which happen fairly often.
I would suggest you decide a bit which features you want before you buy.
Last 23" monitor I bought for my Mini was an LED backlit IPS panel with an adjustable tilt and swivel stand, monitor incorporated a 4-port USB 2.0 hub which I find very useful since all the Mini USB ports are in the back, Display Port or match whatever the best video port is you have on the Mini - try to avoid adapters. That monitor cost around $180.- or so.
This was a 1920x1080 monitor, next time I'll go for a 1920x1200 monitor assuming the prices have dropped below $200.-
The 23” DellTM UltraSharpTM U2312HM monitor with LED offers a brilliant view, rich colors and adjustable height options.
Lose yourself in the details: : Enjoy 1920x1080 (max) HD resolution, a vivid 2,000,000:1 (typical) dynamic contrast ratio and IPS technology for outstanding color consistency across a wide viewing range.
That's actually exactly the one I bought.
I wanted a display port input and a swivel stand to turn the monitor vertically as well as the USB hub.
IPS wasn't that high on my list - I also bought a TN monitor which was $60.- cheaper but had a very basic stand and no DP or USB hub.
I found the TN panel acceptable - they are much better than the TN panels a few years back, but the other "features" were worth the extra money to me so I sold the TN display for what I paid for it.
Thanks for that link CubaMark, and not monitor related, but you saved me almost $50.00 when I saw the sale price on the Targus 16" Brick Messenger Case. I'd been looking for an affordable case for my 15" MBPro for some time that I only need occasionally.