17" apple monitor advice!

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Is four hundred bucks for a 17" flat panel apple monitor, used of course, a good price? me thinks so... so long as it works...


    question, will this work for mirrored displays off a g4 ibook bought new last may?

    and does anyone have any experience using this hack:

    http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html

    with the 17" studio display?


    thanks!

    r.
     
  2. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    $400 is a fair price for a used 17" Apple LCD.

    however, for your purposes it's not worth it.

    to get it to work with your G4 iBook you'll need to spend another $300 on this, the Gefen VGA to ADC Conversion Box.

    spend the money on a nice brand new 19" 1280x1024 LCD. you can find those for around $400.
     
  3. neut macrumors 68000

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    a nice 19" LCD for $400?

    show me... (Froogle found this one for $400 w/o shipping, but it's far from nice; unless you find the addition of crappy speakers 'nice').

    is there not an easier way to hook up a DVI or ADC to an iBook? that 399 converter is way too much and all your doing is limiting the performance of your monitor.

    ... guess this is why i got the PowerBook.

    peace.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe 19" is pushing it, but without doubt you can get a nice NEW 17" LCD with probably dual inputs (DVI & VGA).
     
  5. neut macrumors 68000

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    really? a 17" analog Samsung is all i could find for $400 that was worth anything. I've been looking for LCDs and under $5-600 everything is crap.

    anyone know quality LCDs on the cheap?


    I think i will settle on a super cheap 14-15" analog LCD for my public system at home... just need a head. i thought of getting a switch, but that and a new video card for a G3 is more than a cheap LCD and i don't need to be near the other computer to use a separate monitor.

    doesn't really help whyrichard though.

    seriously... can anyone find a better deal?

    peace.
     
  6. Cohiba macrumors member

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  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    What's the point of a 19" screen that only has the same resolution as most 17" screens? :confused:
     
  8. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    THANK YOU wonderful mac fellows in your efforts to make me a less ignorant monitor person.


    what about a samsung 712N...? would only need that little $30 adaptor thingie, right?




    r.
     
  9. CalfCanuck macrumors 6502a

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    Watch dealmac

    If you're interested in a cheap monitor and don't demand the Apple brand, watch some of the websites that keep tabs on these things. With all of the online coupons, you can get some great deals on current hardware ...

    Here's a 17" Dell for $ 329:
    http://dealmac.com/articles/73674.html

    And right below is a link to a 20.1" (1600 x 1200) Dell for $629:
    http://dealmac.com/articles/73671.html

    Edit - I see the 20.1 Dell coupon expires today ...
    And these have both analog and digital inputs.
     
  10. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    the point is bigger pixels allow you to sit a little further away from the screen and still read it comfortably.

    it's nice to sit at a recliner, or at least a reclining executive chair, while working.

    neut, I don't like integrated speakers either, but take a look at this:

    http://dealmac.com/articles/72833.html
    $387 after rebate, 19" Princeton dual-input LCD

    specs:
    Pixel Pitch: 0.294 mm
    Brightness: 250 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio: 700 : 1
    Response Time: 25ms
    View Angle: 170° / 170° (Horizontal / Vertical)
    Input Connectors: Analog: HD15, DVI-D

    that's pretty decent, except for maybe the response time, and it has dual inputs.
     
  11. CalfCanuck macrumors 6502a

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    This one's expired, but keep watching this site for similar deals if you don't want the Dells.
     
  12. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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  13. DEXTERITY macrumors 6502a

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    thanks to Rod, I was able to get that deal yesterday. decided to roll with the 17" and spend the money I saved on a few other things.
     
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  15. dav macrumors 6502

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    I have two of these, lovely monitors I must say.

    Got them for $365 or so after rebate.
     
  16. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you all! I have decided on the Princeton LCD19D 19'' LCD Monitor
    from newegg.com.

    reviews seem favorable... personal experience?

    and what is the converter cable thingie that i need, is it this?:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sys/45396364.html




    god i'm thrifty sometimes.



    thanks,

    r.
     
  17. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    actually, you just need the mini vga to vga adapter that came with your ibook, since that monitor also has analog input. btw, you can't use that adapter to convert vga to dvi for use in a digital monitor since dvi is a digital signal and vga is analog. that's for using a vga monitor on a dvi port
     
  18. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    awesome.. when you get the monitor, please tell us all how you rate it. thanks! .. or if you make a thread in the product reviews section of these boards, link to it in here.
     

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