I just had this wicked idea...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by macgfxdesigner, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. macgfxdesigner macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't it be really neat if you could use your powerbook display for your G5, meaning say you have a powerbook a new one and a new G5 , the g5 is at work, but you don't have the money to purchase a cinema display so you use your powerbook display for your g5 and when you go home , just unplug it
    ....any comments on it the idea

    Matt
     
  2. advres Guest

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    If you have a G5 at work isn't your company supposed to spring for a display? I know I certainly wouldn't buy a display to bring to work that is unless I worked for myself. ;)

    Or... am I completely missing your point here?
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    So I've got enough cash lying around to pick up a new G5 and a new PowerBook, yet I can't scrape together a couple hundo for an inexpensive LCD display? Not a likely scenario.

    Besides, it would require Apple completely redesign the PowerBook video interface, since there is no video-in, and no easy way to hack one.

    I suppose if it were indeed possible, it could be an interesting concept, though. Similar to discussions of using iMacs as external displays as well.
     
  4. wPod macrumors 68000

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    it would make much more sense to use the display on your old iMac with a new PM or something with a faster processor. its a waste that the iMac monitor must go as soon as you think your G4 is too old.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Thanks for the great information!
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Sorry about that, datafatmunger and emw. I fixed my post.
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    Thanks. Me too. I've got two sick kids today, so I'm a little on edge ;)
     

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