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sandman42
Jan 19, 2005, 05:52 PM
Can anyone recommend a good, basic LCD monitor to use with the Mini that meets these criteria?

Must be:

A name-brand
Less than $300
17" or greater
consistent with Apple design/appearance

Should be:

DVI (VGA ok if necessary)
no built in audio (won't be using it)
available from a reputable retailer


[edit: Oops, sorry, meant to post to Buyer's Guide forum]

Thanks!

TyleRomeo
Jan 19, 2005, 06:51 PM
Can anyone recommend a good, basic LCD monitor to use with the Mini that meets these criteria?

Must be:

A name-brand
Less than $300
17" or greater
consistent with Apple design/appearance

Should be:

DVI (VGA ok if necessary)
no built in audio (won't be using it)
available from a reputable retailer


[edit: Oops, sorry, meant to post to Buyer's Guide forum]

Thanks!

goodluck, formac has a 19 inch for $599, thats the best youre gonna get. Every other company's LCD look so PCish.

Tyler

johnbro23
Jan 19, 2005, 07:05 PM
I "froogled" it and found this Acer for $299. It wouldn't look too bad next to a Mac mini.

http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/detail.asp?dpno=302605&store=pcmall&source=pwbfroogle&adcampaign=email,pwbfroogle

Check out froogle:

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?hl=en&lr=&tab=wf&q=17%22+lcd&btnG=Search+Froogle

Gerg
Jan 19, 2005, 07:16 PM
My Gateway 18" FPD has a silver & black case to it which matches my Apple Pro Keyboard nicely. That's what I'll be using.

Gateway currently lists their 17" LCD for $350 and the 19" for $450.

40167
Jan 19, 2005, 07:34 PM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006HDK86/ref=pd_sxp_elt_l1/104-6123856-4690342

Not exactly top of the line name brand... but I didn't mind myself, seeing as the price was dirt cheap after christmas... Frys electronics had it for $189.00 after rebate.

Seems to fit the mac though, with the exception of the big envision text on the top left.

BowaSpam
Jan 20, 2005, 12:17 PM
I plan on using a 19" Samsung LCD monitor my parents got me for Christmas to hook up to the Mac Mini when it comes. After a rebate in only cost $359.

sandman42
Jan 20, 2005, 04:14 PM
All of the reasonably-priced LCD monitors I've looked at appear to be analog (VGA) -- is this par for the course? Is there no such thing as a low-cost DVI monitor?

I guess a more important question would be: using, say, a 17" LCD monitor with a Mac Mini, would DVI be that much better than analog, and how much should I expect to pay for the improvement (if any)?

amberashby
Jan 20, 2005, 04:19 PM
I just ordered this one. $219 after rebate. Good reviews.


princeton (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-008-019&depa=0)

sandman42
Jan 21, 2005, 10:10 AM
I just ordered this one. $219 after rebate. Good reviews.


princeton (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-008-019&depa=0)

I checked around, and not only did this monitor have consistent good reviews, but Newegg seems to have the best price by at least $10 after rebate. Pretty good deal for a DVI monitor! I've got one one the way too. I'll test drive it via VGA with my iBook until I get my Mini.

Thanks!

amberashby
Jan 21, 2005, 03:03 PM
I checked around, and not only did this monitor have consistent good reviews, but Newegg seems to have the best price by at least $10 after rebate. Pretty good deal for a DVI monitor! I've got one one the way too. I'll test drive it via VGA with my iBook until I get my Mini.

Thanks!

Mine is scheduled to be delivered today! I'll have it hooked up to my G5 until my mini arrives.

Make sure you follow the instructions perfectly for the rebate. I hear Princeton can be picky. I'm mailing mine with some sort of delivery confirmation.

New Egg is great. You should get yours very soon.