Can you buy 17 inch Widescreen LCD's?

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  1. Linksgolfer84 macrumors member

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    Hey you guys, I am in the market for an LCD screen to use with my 15 inch TiBook. I would absolutely love to have a 20 inch Cinema Displaly, but don't have that kind of cash. I also don't wan't to give up the widescreen format that I've gotten used to. What I'm looking for is a stand-alone LCD similar to that of the old G4 17 inch iMac. Does such a thing exist?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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  3. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I've seen the samsung one - forget it. Why a 17? Why not get a 20"?
     
  4. Linksgolfer84 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I'd love to have a 20 inch, but i'm too poor.... :rolleyes:
     
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    The samsung one rocks! I have it, nothing but quality. HDTV, and 1280x768. And its so cheap! 173MW
     
  7. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    You should get the new Dell 20" widescreen, it is only 799!
     
  8. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    Its 19" and 849
     
  9. joshua_msu macrumors regular

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    No its 20.1 inches and its $679 after coupon. Use the coupon
    4L479R3L1?$Q44. The URL is
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/ProductDetail.aspx?sku=320-4111&c=us&l=en&cs=19&category_id=5194.


    Anyways, it has better numbers that the Apple cinema display, and is almost half price. Its not aluminum though. not too sure if aluminum is worth 600 dollars though.

    Man, do I hate people that give wrong info or dont know what they are talking about.
     
  10. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    I hope you don't talk about Jimsowden, I don't know him but I have read him and he has references in accuracy ...
     
  11. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    Even better price if you buy today...

    Link
     
  12. joshua_msu macrumors regular

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    well not very accurate this time. all i have to say is, if you are going to correct someone, make sure you are the one that is right.
     
  13. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    ouch!

    play nicely!
     
  14. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    My bad, though I am correct, i was thinking along the lines of combo units. Dells site is layes out so poorly that it was the closest thing i could find after much searching, and who wouldn't want their widescreen lcd to do HDTV? I think its a great idea. THat dell is a crazy deal, i just wish it wasn't dell.
     
  15. Linksgolfer84 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey everyone, thanks for all the replies. I don't know about you all, but I think Apple would do well to release a 17 inch widescreen. I was shoping around today at a local tech store, and was amazed at how terrible most lcd's are... every one I tested had plastic construction that was terribly difficult to adjust angle, or height. They were all creaky and very stiff while adjusting. They make the cinema displays look amazing, and well worth saving for.
     
  16. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    100%. I agree, there is an ora about the cinema display that the other's can't have. If your at one now, you know what i'm talking about.
     
  17. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    You would think it would be easy for them seeing that they could just use the 17' powerbook screens. All though I'm sure they could find something like it at a lower cost seeing that they could thicken it up a bit. :p
     
  18. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    So what if it's a dell... Buying a dell isn't immoral. I agree, that deal is awesome. It has everything or more that apple's display has, save the looks. If you don't like the dell logo, stick an apple logo on it. No biggie :)
     
  19. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Sony sells a nice model styled like their VAIO line of PCs.
     

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