External 17-inch widescreen to match iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by applekid, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. applekid macrumors 68020

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    I was wondering if anybody knew of a LCD maker that makes a 1440x900 LCD that's a 17-inch widescreen to match the iMac's. At the moment, I have a 15-inch LCD running at 1280x1024 hooked up to my iMac Core Duo. It's a fine LCD, works well, but it doesn't quite match the iMac's widescreen form.

    It's more out of curiosity than me in need of purchasing a new LCD. Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Apple appears to be the only company with 17" 1440 x 900 panels. The closest you can get is a 19" model at that resolution. There are quite a few of those on the market.
     
  3. DISCOMUNICATION macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking of getting the same setup

    I'm getting the monitor first and the iMac second. May even see if the MacBook(iBook) has a decent graphics card and video output first. I too would prefer matching resolutions and sizes that line up well on my desk. I think I'm going with the 940MW. I had also considered the 215TW which is a 21" 1680x1050 and the XR6-19DW 19" at 1440x900. Both of these options are pure black and would look nice on my desk with my white PSTwo next to the iMac and my black PSTwo next to the second black monitor.
    I decided on the 940MW because it's measurements line up with the 17" iMac, it has an integrated tv tuner, the dvi port is HDCP compliant, I could actually use that scart port, and it is a multisystem tv. I also need a new TV and something to hook my 6 game consoles up to.
    Check out my posts on these threads for specific details and pricing.
    Display for a mac mini?
    Samsung's wave of new monitors
    If Apple made an HDTV it might look like these new Samsungs...
    If you want a monitor on the cheap I would get the Xerox. I've seen it in person and it is the most beautiful design I have seen that was not designed by Apple. The bezel is truely thin, seemless, and free of ugly buttons. Just a blue LED. You can find it for around $300, maybe $279.
     

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