What Monitor to buy?

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  1. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

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    Help, my friend recently bought a 400mhz G4 powermac. He got a nice deal. However, he needs a monitor.

    He says, "I’m all messed up on what kind of monitor to get. What will work with the G4? It has a DVI monitor port (slot 1: AGP) and a VGA port."

    What should he buy?
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    A lot of people like the Dell flat LCD's here....

    Best Buy has a lot of cheapo LCD's, which work fine for non color sensitive work...

    What is your friend planning on using his PM for?
     
  3. Coca-Cola thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He had an CRT iMac 350mhz with OS 9. He makes movies with his handicam. He wanted something faster and with some DVD burning ability. He will be making DVDs. The powermac he purchased is loaded with pro applications and hardware upgrades. I am sure he will be impressed by OS X. He has been using OS 9 forever. I think price is the major consideration.
     
  4. neverever macrumors newbie

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    If he just wants to get by he can use the crt out of that imac. I've separated the imac from the crt myself on a 333mhz imac.
     
  5. Coca-Cola thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I told him to get a 20-inch apple display. Yikes! Or the Best Buy, Dell, or a cheap CRT.
     
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    NEC or Dell. i stand 1000% behind NEC's warranty and customer service.
     
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    If your friend does not want to plunk down the $$$ for an ACD, then try a LCD from ViewSonic (they make very, very good LCD monitors).
     
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    I recommend the Dell 20" or 24" widescreen LCDs ... I don't have much experience with the smaller models.

    For 15" or 17" LCDs, Samsung LCDs are quite nice.
     
  12. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    $238 from MacConnection. Samsung SyncMaster 715v

    VERY NICE!
     

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