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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by reykjavik, Jul 8, 2005.
Can I use my G5 17inch iMac as a monitor for other things? (like another computer for instance...)
This has been covered before. In one word, "No".
Nope. Too bad the G5 iMacs can't double as displays.
Why is this too bad? A lot of people have asked this same question so I guess many people would like to do this, but why?
I don't get it either-- I never tried to use the windshield in my car to see out of other cars, why would I use my iMac's display for other computers? THE REASON IMACS ARE CHEAP IS BECAUSE YOU LOSE FUNCTIONALITY like being able to swap monitors. You want it, get a PowerMac.
No real reason, aside from the fact they would make nice displays.
Wouldn't it be cheaper and make more sense to just buy a 20 inch Cinema Display for $799 than a 17 inch iMac for $1299 to try and use as a display?
What am I missing?
Of course the 17 inch iMac functions as a computer... but that begs the question, if you have the computer, why do you need to hook another one to the monitor?
I don't get it...
In fact... here is a 17 inch Cinema display for $390.
Woof, Woof - Dawg
Not assuming you would buy an iMac just to use it as a display, but if it offered that functionality, it would be cool.
Don't worry, it's nothing to lose sleep over.
i thought there was a hack for this.. or was it the double screen thingy that is hack-able?