Hook an external monitor up to a MacBook isn’t new – in fact there are many out there who probably already do that. However if you felt that your current external monitor did not replicate the colors on your MacBook’s screen accurately, it seems that BenQ has recently introduced a new monitor series, the VW30 series of vertical alignment LED monitors. Supposedly when connected to your MacBook via an M-book mode, the monitor will be able to recreate the “authentic” image quality of your MacBook in terms of picture quality, gamma and whitepoint. There’s even a Reading Mode which will supposedly adjust the monitor’s settings in a way that simulates the warmth of reading paper.
Available in 21.5” or 24” sizes, these monitors offer 1080p Full HD, a contrast ratio of 5000:1, a 178-degree viewing angle, an Eco mode, HDMI 1.4, DVI-D and VGA connectivity and are priced at $179 and $249 respectively. More information on the monitors can be found at BenQ’s website.