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Old 24th December 2014, 17:24   #76
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Right now I use a 22 inch monitor whose max resolution is 1920x1080. I used to have a 27 inch iMac between 2010-2012, so this is a downgrade from me. But I have been living with it for lack of choice.

Recently I was looking at a screen share presentation, and the amount of stuff on my colleague in US astonished me. I asked him to show me the screen resolution, and I was stunned. His 15 inch laptop had a resolution of 3200x1800.

Why are all the PC monitors in India stuck in 1920x1080 ?
How does higher resolution on a 15" small screen help?
If it used to convey a larger desktop in smaller size, then we will require magnifying glasses to see/read everything.
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Any advice on a monitor that takes an external keyboard and mouse?

My wife uses a 11 inch MacBook Air extensively and I'm planning to get a monitor for better viewing. Ideally, the monitor should work as a dock so she can simply shut the lid of the laptop and use the external mouse and keyboard.
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Any advice on a monitor that takes an external keyboard and mouse?

My wife uses a 11 inch MacBook Air extensively and I'm planning to get a monitor for better viewing. Ideally, the monitor should work as a dock so she can simply shut the lid of the laptop and use the external mouse and keyboard.
I think it may turn out to be a clumsy solution, even if it exists; with flowing all over.

I would suggest a good universal docking station based on Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt-2
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Any advice on a monitor that takes an external keyboard and mouse?

My wife uses a 11 inch MacBook Air extensively and I'm planning to get a monitor for better viewing. Ideally, the monitor should work as a dock so she can simply shut the lid of the laptop and use the external mouse and keyboard.
There are many monitors that can do this. DELL MONITOR S2715H is one of them. All you need is a mini display to hdmi/display port cable, and usb a-b cable to connect the mac to the monitor's usb. If you are not using any fancy KB a monitor with USB 2 ports should be fine. If you already have a monitor getting a usb hub makes more sense as you can connect external hdd and such.
Just about any monitor should work for you if you can also get the logitech kb/mouse that works wireless using the unifying connector and use just one mini display to hdmi/display port cable to connect to the monitor. This way you just use 3 cables. One each to power the mac and monitor and another to connect the mac to the monitor.
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I think it may turn out to be a clumsy solution, even if it exists; with flowing all over.

I would suggest a good universal docking station based on Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt-2
Docking stations will end up being a costly solution, no?

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There are many monitors that can do this. DELL MONITOR S2715H is one of them.


Something like this; or I might end up buying just a monitor to "project" the laptop screen and use the Mac keyboard and touchpad.
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Docking stations will end up being a costly solution, no?
I agree. But I thought its a cleaner solution.

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Something like this; or I might end up buying just a monitor to "project" the laptop screen and use the Mac keyboard and touchpad.
Thanks Navin for this. Need to dig more and see how it can work for me too!


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A Dell professional monitor that has two USB ports and an HDMI/VGA port, so it takes care of taking the screen input and also keyboard and mouse.
Apart from HDMI/VGA do you also have another cable which connect keyboard/mouse info from CPU to the monitor? Else how is this data interfaced between them?

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Thanks Navin for this. Need to dig more and see how it can work for me too!
I see two solutions:

1) Similar to what I have at work.

A Dell professional monitor that has two USB ports and an HDMI/VGA port, so it takes care of taking the screen input and also keyboard and mouse.

http://www.amazon.in/Dell-21-5-P2217...sional+monitor

You can shut the lid of your laptop and effectively use the laptop as a CPU.

Only downside as I've found out is, Macs tend to power down when the lid is shut unlike Windows' where you can keep the machine working even when the lid is shut.

Pros:

- Clean and minimalistic

Cons:

- Expensive; a typical monitor is about 11k
- Might not work on a Mac

2) A regular monitor that just takes your screen input

Pros:

- Cheap; monitors begin around 4k

http://www.amazon.in/Dell-E1916HV-18...s=dell+monitor

Cons:

- Your laptop screen can hinder the view of the monitor

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Apart from HDMI/VGA do you also have another cable which connect keyboard/mouse info from CPU to the monitor? Else how is this data interfaced between them?
You need a USB A - B cable like this that goes from the mac to the monitor's USB input.
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You can also get an Apple KB/Touchpad which will connect via Bluetooth. No cables needed.
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Any advice on a monitor that takes an external keyboard and mouse?
Eventually picked this up yesterday:

http://www.hpshopping.in/HP_V194_18....nitor_(V5E94AA)

Figured the whole docking station would take up a considerable space and expense so just got a monitor.

This is a 18.5 inch LED monitor, comes with a VGA input/output cable.

Got it for 6k on the HP website. Visited a HP brand store who offered it for 5500, then 5600 and then said 5600 only if cash payment, else 2%. Didn't want to give that idiot my business.
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