question about external monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jackc, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    I'm considering buying a Samsung 912N 19" LCD monitor for use with my 12" PowerBook. First of all, it just says "Analog" input, I assume that means I can connect it with my mini DVI to VGA adaptor, right?

    Also, dumb question, but I was wondering, do people find that 1280 x 1024 resolution makes text too small? Right now I'm using 1024 X 768 on the PB, and that seems like a good size to me. Obviously you can make text bigger in whatever app you're using, but isn't that a pain?
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Mini DVI -> VGA will be exatly what you need. 1280x1024 on a 19" isn't very small at all, it's actually pretty big!
  3. nela macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2005
    external moniter with ibook?

    are there problems with having an external moniter with an ibook g4?
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....if you just want to "mirror" the iBook display there is no problem at all, just plug and play. If however you want to use a second monitor as additional workspace you need to "hack" the open firmware....oh yeah!
  5. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    If the budget can afford it, look at the Dell 2001FP or 2005FPW. With coupons and discounts it can be had for $500 to $600. I am using the 2001FP on my PB 12" at 1600x1200 and love it!

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