Cheap screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by elf69, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. elf69 macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    I have an old but very good 20" imac.
    Has a Penryn core2Duo.

    I used to do some webdesign stuff and going get back into it now I bought CS3 for mac.

    But my secondary monitor from my old gaming PC just not good enough.
    I got it hooked up to my mac but the mac screen res just blows it out the water.

    If I moved stuff from mac screen to the 18.5" external it just HUGE.
    not really usable.
    So I went hunting for a cinema screen seen how good they look and same res as my imac so thing should not look so huge.

    I found a 2009 20" for £29.99 inc shipping.
    I'm pretty happy with that.

    OK it has a mark down the screen but can live with that as it a 2nd monitor.

    also has bonus of usb hub as my mac only has 3 ports.
     
  2. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Finally got the 20" screen set up, had get a psu as it not working.

    Very happy now but.....

    Colours different to the imac screen.

    Is this adjustable?
     
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    In System Preferences if you go to Displays, you can click on the Color tab and then change the color profile
     
  4. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I found the setting in end but nothing made the cinema screen same as the imac screen.

    Will just have to live with it.
    Not like a massive deal but be nice have same colours on both.

    It is my secondary screen just to see how my websites look live as I create them on the primary screen in dreamweaver.
     
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    Yeah, even with the color profiles I have a hard time getting colors to "pop" in the same way they do on my iMac too
     
  6. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Love my 2007 imac now even more usable to me with the cinema screen attached.
     
  7. Firebrand macrumors regular

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    Somehow, I often feel more love for an older Mac than a brandnew shiny one. Nostalgia :rolleyes:
     
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  9. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes it is old.
    I have a crap job and lots of bills.

    I will get what I can afford.

    It runs el cap happily and does what I want, with only a few beachballs here and there.

    I only paid £175 with a full year warranty on the imac so worth it to me.

    Lots here still use powerpc mac they older but still work and does the job.
    You might have newer stuff but wish people stop bitching others about older hardware.
    If they happy leave them alone.

    sorry for rant guys.
    Most of you are most helpful here.
     
  10. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    If you're using a PowerPC Mac you should probably look into buying a new computer
     
  11. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I personally do not use powerPC but some here do.

    I do own a powerpc laptop but some my stuff just don't work with it.
     

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