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Ask Engadget: best cheap external Macbook Air monitor?

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We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from Neil, who wants a display for his Macbook Air that costs less than a cinema display. If you’re looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.

“Dear Engadget, I use my Macbook Air in clamshell mode 95% of the time. I use an Acer V223W 22-inch monitor, but connected over Mini Displayport to DVI, it looks dull and fuzzy. I know an Apple Cinema Display is fantastic, but I don’t want to splurge over $1000 for one. Can you suggest something a little more reasonably priced please? Thank you!”

The first thing that came to our mind was one of Dell’s high-end offerings, the 27-inch U2711 is available for $815 (a little cheaper) and comes with the same 2560 x 1440 IPS panel. But we suspect there’s an even better option out there, tucked away in the brains of our commenters. So why not share your knowledge with the group and add a note below?


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