I'm saving towards a new MacBook Pro with a 13" monitor; I hope to make my purchase sometime this fall, after Apple's Snow Leopard OS is released.
I'd also like to buy a large external monitor for home use. Apple sells a 24" monitor for about $750 and a 30" monitor for twice as much. However, I assume I could get something comparable from another manufacturer at a much better price.
I just wondered if anyone could offer some advice on buying an external monitor. Are there some particular brand names I should be aware of that are of exceptional quality or especially inexpensive? Do Apple monitors have some special feature I won't get in another model (or vice versa)?
How much would you recommend spending for a monitor (probably somewhere between 24" and 30")?