Dell LCD not compatible with Macs?

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  1. hpeezy macrumors newbie

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    #1
    i've just noticed that on the Dell website, in the tech specs for the UltraSharp 1704FPV 17-inch LCD monitor, that it says "Compatiblity: PC" and no mention of Mac.

    is this true?? i'm positive I've read threads on this forum where people were discussing Dell LCD's vs. Apple Displays.. and shouldn't a standard DVI connection work no matter what platform you're using?

    also, which would you choose:
    1) the Samsung 715V 17" LCD monitor at $399 (total cost, Canadian dollars)
    2) the Dell 1704FPV 17" LCD monitor at $460 (total cost, Canadian dollars)
     
  2. mcl macrumors regular

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    Ignore the "compatibility" thing. Most places don't ever put "mac" because they never test macs with the displays.

    I've got a Dell 2001FP, and it works just fine with my 12".

    Enjoy!
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    There is no such thing as a platform specific monitor as it is driven by hardware.
    I would pick Samsung, they're amoung the best out there.
     
  4. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I use a Dell 20" LCD monitor with my 15" Al Powerbook w/o problems. Any monitor that uses a DVI standard connector (or a VGA standard connector, for that matter) should work with basically any computer - Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. All modern monitors make it possible to retrieve information regarding what resolutions they support, and at what refresh rate(s); so any modern OS can intelligently decipher that info and pick display settings that will work.
     

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