Choosing Your Apple Monitor
Apple makes monitors for use with its laptops and desktops. Its line of computer screens provides LCD, LED, cinema-display, 4K, and 5K screens. These displays can be mounted on the wall or to a base for desk use.Choosing the right Apple monitor for your computer
Your computer use defines which computer screen you need. Whether you use your system for personal use, like a television, for a gaming system, or for work determines your need. Consider the following when shopping for Apple monitors:
- Color accuracy
- Refresh rate
- Response time
Shopping new and used items provides you with quite a few monitor choices. If you need a gaming system, look for a monitor with a speedy refresh rate of about 144 Hz and a low response time of 0.5 to 5 milliseconds. If you do a lot of photo editing or video editing, the most important considerations include crispness and color accuracy, so look for a 109 pixels per inch (ppi) monitor at a minimum. For a home computer for recreational use, you can pick up a high-contrast VA monitor or an LED or LCD. For computers used as a digital television, choose a 4K or 5K Apple monitor or try one of the XDR standard glass displays.What size options exist?
Apple provides a variety of size options in its monitors. You can find screens starting at 15 inches. The most common HD size is the 27-inch screen. In its 4K displays, it offers a 23.7-inch IPS panel while in its 5K displays it offers a 27-inch display. You can even find a vintage 1988 CRT monochrome monitor with a 12-inch viewable display. See the manufacturer site for details.What are the mounting options?
Apple offers three display mounting options – the Pro stand, VESA mount adapter, and the VESA mount adapter for iMac Pro. It offers separate options for mounting a Mac mini and for laptops. These options let you hang your display on the wall. The brand also manufactures monitor stands for its Apple displays.What interface options do these monitors provide?
Most of these monitors come with an HDMI and/or a mini HDMI port. Some models also come with a built-in USB hub and FireWire Port. Older model monitors come with a DVI port. All monitors require a separate power connection directly to an electrical outlet. Some monitors do not come with the necessary cables included, requiring a separate purchase.How does an Apple monitor connect to the computer?
As you explore Apple monitors for sale on eBay, it's important to look at the way that it will connect to your computer. This will vary based on what cords are included with the monitor as well as what ports you have on your desktop or laptop. In some instances, there may be more than one way to connect the monitor to the computer.
- USB 2.0
- HDMI Standard
- HDMI Mini
When you look at an Apple monitor, there are a few things to consider so that it meets your needs. eBay will have various options as well as bundles to include more parts for the connection and overall experience.
- Screen size: Screen sizes can vary from 13 inches up to 30 inches and larger.
- Aspect ratio: Common ratios include 4:3, 5:4, and 16:10.
- Display technology: Consider the technologies for the display, such as CRT or LED backlight.
- Adjustable: Decide whether you want the monitor to adjust in height as well as tilt angle.
- Bundle: Some monitors will be bundled with other items, including connection cables and stands.
An Apple display monitor for sale might include an array of features. This can enhance your time on the computer, providing you with audio and visual components.
- Anti-glare: Avoid the glare from overhead lights.
- Built-in speakers: Enhance the audio coming from the computer.
- USB hub: Connect more to your computer with a USB port.
- Wall-mountable: Turn your monitor into a TV by being able to mount it to the wall.
- Flat-screen: Avoid the bulk of a monitor by choosing a slimline version.
When you are shopping eBay, you can find a used Apple monitor. This will help you save money by choosing something that has been previously unpackaged and used. It may be in working condition with only a few marks or scratches. It may or may not include everything that was originally packaged with it, including power and connection cables and the owner's manual. By going with a used monitor, you can find models that are no longer sold in stores. It can also make it easier to find a monitor with all of the features and video inputs that you need.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Apple.