1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 10:12 AM by Courcoul
Shahblq86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Ok i have a mid 2012 MBP ANDi want to use an external display ( not Apples) and i want to know the best for a $200 price point. And the cords i need.

I also need to be able to close the MP as well as use it as a 2nd screen

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (12,600 points)

    Being over here rather than over there, can't help you take advantage of the best CyberMonday deals (we don't have no such thing). Cords will be contingent on what you buy; if possible try to get a display with HDMI input, with DVI as a distant second choice. VGA is unacceptable for a digital display worthy of a Mac. If you have a Retina, the HDMI is built in and you'll only need the cord. Else you will have to buy a Thunderbolt to whatever converter plus the cord; here again, you can buy Thunderbolt to HDMI cords that do away with the intermediate dongle. As for clamshell mode, you'll need to get an external keyboard and mouse too:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131