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Apple Monitors

While many Apple computers like laptops and iMacs rely on built-in displays, there are some models that require an external display, such as the Mac Pro, and the Mac Mini. Even if your Mac comes with a built-in display, you might want to add a second monitor for the additional work space.

Monitor Features

When looking for a monitor, there are a number of features you should consider. A widescreen Apple monitor gives you the room to put two applications side-by-side on your screen so that you don't have to hide one to see the other. It can be like having two smaller monitors on one computer. People who watch a lot of movies on their computer can use a Apple computer monitor with built-in speakers.

Connecting Apple Monitors

The most important question you need to ask yourself about any computer monitor is how does it connect to the computer? Over the years, Apple has used a number of different display connectors, ranging from the proprietary ADC connector through the industry standard DVI and Thunderbolt connectors. You can connect an ADC monitor to a DVI computer through an Apple adapter.

Size and Resolution

There is nothing like using large high resolution computer monitors. The Apple Thunderbolt Display has a 27-inch screen with a 2560 by 1440 pixel resolution. Moving up to the 30-inch display, you go back to a DVI connector, but you also get a slightly higher 2560 by 1600 pixel resolution. Most of the 23 and 24-inch class models offer 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution, which is more than enough for full HD video.

Using Apple Monitors

While most monitors come with them, it's always important to check into computer monitor mounts and stands. Many Apple monitors offer additional features like speakers and USB ports, so you need to remember to connect them to your Mac as well as your display.

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