What monitor should I get for my ibook g4?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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    jodelli

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    FWIW I use an IBM G70 CRT with my iBook. The colors are accurate and contrast sharp.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Worry about a new computer before a monitor?
     
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    Darth.Titan

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    +1
     
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    clyde2801

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    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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