dual screen on imac 17"?

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  1. nukiduz macrumors 6502

    nukiduz

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    hi there. i'm looking for a second screen for my 17" intel iMac and i want it to fit with the imac itself. i've been looking for 17" widescreens but there are only a few out there so i guess i should buy a 20" widescreen. could you recomend me a screen that would look nice next to my imac? i don't want to spend more than $400. thanks!
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    I have a 19in LG widescreen and it is pretty nice. Was 230 bucks too.

    has 1444 by 900 res
    2000:1 contrast
    5ms response
    both dvi and vga
    tv tuner

    Its the LG Flatron Wide and its silver which looks cool
     
  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    geeze 19in at 1444x900? my Macbook Pro has a 15.4" at 1440x900 does it really look ok?
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Yea its not bad at all, almost prefer it actually. When looking around at monitors, it seems that you wont find any that have a resolution greater than this anyways at this size. Whoops actually 1440 by 900
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Currently external monitors are in a bit of a different bracket compared to the high res laptop screens.

    17" Widescreen = 1280x768
    19" Widescreen = 1440x900
    20" Widescreen = 1680x1050
    23" Widescreen = 1920x1200
    24" Widescreen = 1920x1200
    30" Widescreen = 2560x1600

    The 19" 4:3 monitor is in a tricky spot for resolution, most of the time they are the same res as the 17" 4:3 monitor at 1280x1024 but with larger pixels. I find such monitors difficult to use because they appear fuzzy, however a 19" Widescreen looks OK to me for some reason...:confused: make sense of that?!
     
  6. Rickay726 macrumors 6502

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    i always had the idea that apple should come out a screen that looks exactly like the iMac, but its not the computer just the screen. it could be thinner and sleeker sexier?



    yeah btw i have a iMac G5 with an isight built in, rigth before the revision of the intel chips, is there anyway i could hook up another monitor to mine or is not compatible becuase its not intel?
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    You'll need a mini-VGA -> VGA adapter from Apple and Google "Screen Spanning Doctor" - I think it worked with the last lot of G5 iMacs.
     

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