View Full Version : What monitor should I get for my ibook g4?

Mar 23, 2009, 04:46 PM
I have been looking on ebay, dealmac and Newegg for a new monitor that i can use for graphic design work. I am a fine artist breaking into computer design, so I am unfamiliar with what i should look out for.

I am planning on using screen spanning doctor to run the monitor at a higher resolution, and I have found out that I am going to have to find someone to calibrate it for me so the colors are correct, but what should i be on the lookout for? what's the difference between LCD and LED? should i buy online? If anyone here lives in San Fran and thinks i should go to a store, which one? thanks in advance for your help

Here is what I am working with:

Model Name: iBook G4
Model Identifier: PowerBook6,5
Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
Processor Speed: 1.2 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1.25 GB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.7f1
Color LCD:
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Software
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Built-In: Yes

Mar 23, 2009, 04:54 PM
FWIW I use an IBM G70 CRT with my iBook. The colors are accurate and contrast sharp.

Mar 23, 2009, 05:17 PM
Worry about a new computer before a monitor?

Mar 23, 2009, 05:19 PM
Worry about a new computer before a monitor?


Mar 23, 2009, 07:30 PM
Maybe his current system meets his needs, and all he wants right now is a monitor.

Geez, not everyone can drop a grand or two on a whim.