Apple Cinema Display

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by MBMatt11, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. MBMatt11 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2003
    I want to get a new display. However, I need to be able to share it with three computers (I have an old linux pc, a windows pc, and plan to get a G5 in around may). The cinema display seems like it has a good price now for $1100 (education). Should I wait to May and get the cinema - would i be able to share it between three computers? Or, should I just get a non apple 19 inch lcd now? Is the cinema display really that good? Also if I play a game what happens with the widscreen, do bars come on the side or does the image stretch? Thanks in advance, and sorry for asking so many questions!
  2. mango macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2003
    I love my 23" ACD. If I were in your shoes, I would wait for the next generation Apple LCDs.
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    It will be difficult for you to find ways to get your ADC display to work with your PCs.

    Although, you could get a DVI splitter for all your machines and then get one of Apple's DVI -> ADC adaptors ($150).
  4. froehle macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Dell Flat Screens

    I hate to even suggest it, but Dell does have some nice flat screens for cheap. Look for deals on Fatwallet and such. I've got the 1900fp and it works great on both my G5 and generic pc boxes in the past.
  5. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    Uh, sorry PC user, but if you've ever used a Cinema Display (20"+)on a Mac, you wouldn't want to go back to rebadged Samsung LCDs, aka Dell Ultrasharp.
  6. LimeLite macrumors 6502a


    Mar 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Though the Cinema displays are great, for what you want to do, you'd probably be better of with a different manufacturer with a screen that's natively DVI.

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