What monitor should I get for my ibook g4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TheSeaduckG4, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2008
    I have been looking on ebay, dealmac and Newegg for a new monitor that i can use for graphic design work. I am a fine artist breaking into computer design, so I am unfamiliar with what i should look out for.

    I am planning on using screen spanning doctor to run the monitor at a higher resolution, and I have found out that I am going to have to find someone to calibrate it for me so the colors are correct, but what should i be on the lookout for? what's the difference between LCD and LED? should i buy online? If anyone here lives in San Fran and thinks i should go to a store, which one? thanks in advance for your help

    Here is what I am working with:

    Model Name: iBook G4
    Model Identifier: PowerBook6,5
    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
    Processor Speed: 1.2 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1.25 GB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.7f1
    Color LCD:
    Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Software
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Built-In: Yes
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    FWIW I use an IBM G70 CRT with my iBook. The colors are accurate and contrast sharp.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    North Korea
  4. macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
  5. macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Maybe his current system meets his needs, and all he wants right now is a monitor.

    Geez, not everyone can drop a grand or two on a whim.

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