2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2012 3:08 AM by scartacus
scartacus Level 1 Level 1

I am looking for an external screen for my mid 2010 macbook. I am a screenwriter and work 8-10 hours a day with text programs. Want a 16:10 resolution so I can view two pages comfortably side by side. The glossy, 27inch Apple Led gave me eyestrain and I had to return it.


Given the choice -- what would be a better bet for me? A used 23 inch Apple Display on ebay (5 years old) or a brand new IPS monitor like one of the Dell 24 inchers. The only thing that puts me off about the dell's is I heard the anti-glare screening is nasty.


Any suggestion gratefully appreciated. 



LED Cinema Display (27-inch), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Aphillip Level 1 Level 1

    LG IPS236V-PN would be a great solution for you!!! I'm currently using an early 2011 15" MacBook Pro and experienced a similar issue when shopping for an extended display. I picked up two of these monitors, which you will often find on sale, if your a bargin hunter..


    I normally don't stray away from the Apple brand, condidering everthing I own is mac!! But I found that there monitors are over priced and lack many features that are found in less expensive models, like LG, Dell, Samsung Etc.



    LG IPS236V-PN is @ an affordable price range!! Has amazing graphic's!! & Perform's well for less than half the price!!


    Hope this helps...


    Best Regards,


    Andre Phillip


    Graphic Designer & Photographer

  • scartacus Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your suggestion Andre.


    I went ahead and bought a 24inch dell for £200. Delighted with it. About £700 cheaper than the Apple Cinema Screen and I actually prefer it.