Another Mac Mini LCD Monitor question...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sandman42, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    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!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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

    Tyler
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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  4. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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  6. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    DVI monitors -- inherently expensive?

    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)?
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered this one. $219 after rebate. Good reviews.


    princeton
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    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!
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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