question about external monitor

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  1. jackc macrumors 65816

    jackc

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    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

    edesignuk

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    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

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    external moniter with ibook?

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

    Duff-Man

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    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

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    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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