ACD upgrade?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MXSkier62, May 31, 2008.

  1. MXSkier62 macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    What is the general consensus about an ACD upgrade? I have a macbook, a keyboard, and a mouse that I have accumulated over the past few years. Now I want to make my final transition to using my laptop in clamshell mode, but I don't have a monitor to go with it.

    I want to get an ACD (cause they look SOO good), but the only problem is that it doesn't have a camera/mic. Does anyone think that they might upgrade that? Since they stopped making the isight, there has been no alternative to use for iChat video besides the laptops/iMac's camera.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    The only things the ACD don't have are:
    1. Height adjustment
    2. Camera
    3. Speakers

    It would be nice to think that the next generation of ACD's would include these but I really don't think they will .. :(
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 601

    CWallace

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    It would be nice if it had a second DVI input, as well, so you could connect your desktop and laptop to it simultaneously and switch between the two.
     
  4. MXSkier62 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so unless there is an upgrade, it doesn't seem that the ACD is a practical decision (seeing as the desire for a camera makes it difficult).

    So would you recommend buying another monitor (if so which one - to be used a little for gaming but mainly for like word processing), and could an external camera work with iChat (and again, which camera)?
     

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