Basic iMac 17inch question

reykjavik

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Aug 31, 2004
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Can I use my G5 17inch iMac as a monitor for other things? (like another computer for instance...)
 

rainman::|:|

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Feb 2, 2002
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I don't get it either-- I never tried to use the windshield in my car to see out of other cars, why would I use my iMac's display for other computers? THE REASON IMACS ARE CHEAP IS BECAUSE YOU LOSE FUNCTIONALITY like being able to swap monitors. You want it, get a PowerMac. :D
 

MacDawg

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Mar 20, 2004
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Wouldn't it be cheaper and make more sense to just buy a 20 inch Cinema Display for $799 than a 17 inch iMac for $1299 to try and use as a display?

What am I missing?

Of course the 17 inch iMac functions as a computer... but that begs the question, if you have the computer, why do you need to hook another one to the monitor?

I don't get it...

Edit:
In fact... here is a 17 inch Cinema display for $390.

Woof, Woof - Dawg
 

Plymouthbreezer

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Feb 27, 2005
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MacDawg said:
Wouldn't it be cheaper and make more sense to just buy a 20 inch Cinema Display for $799 than a 17 inch iMac for $1299 to try and use as a display?

What am I missing?

Of course the 17 inch iMac functions as a computer... but that begs the question, if you have the computer, why do you need to hook another one to the monitor?

I don't get it...

Edit:
In fact... here is a 17 inch Cinema display for $390.

Woof, Woof - Dawg
Not assuming you would buy an iMac just to use it as a display, but if it offered that functionality, it would be cool.

Don't worry, it's nothing to lose sleep over. ;)
 

sk8erboy

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Apr 25, 2005
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i thought there was a hack for this.. or was it the double screen thingy that is hack-able?