Dell LCD not compatible with Macs?

hpeezy

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Original poster
Oct 10, 2004
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vancouver, bc
i've just noticed that on the Dell website, in the tech specs for the UltraSharp 1704FPV 17-inch LCD monitor, that it says "Compatiblity: PC" and no mention of Mac.

is this true?? i'm positive I've read threads on this forum where people were discussing Dell LCD's vs. Apple Displays.. and shouldn't a standard DVI connection work no matter what platform you're using?

also, which would you choose:
1) the Samsung 715V 17" LCD monitor at $399 (total cost, Canadian dollars)
2) the Dell 1704FPV 17" LCD monitor at $460 (total cost, Canadian dollars)
 

mcl

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Dec 5, 2002
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hpeezy said:
i've just noticed that on the Dell website, in the tech specs for the UltraSharp 1704FPV 17-inch LCD monitor, that it says "Compatiblity: PC" and no mention of Mac.

is this true?? i'm positive I've read threads on this forum where people were discussing Dell LCD's vs. Apple Displays.. and shouldn't a standard DVI connection work no matter what platform you're using?

also, which would you choose:
1) the Samsung 715V 17" LCD monitor at $399 (total cost, Canadian dollars)
2) the Dell 1704FPV 17" LCD monitor at $460 (total cost, Canadian dollars)
Ignore the "compatibility" thing. Most places don't ever put "mac" because they never test macs with the displays.

I've got a Dell 2001FP, and it works just fine with my 12".

Enjoy!
 
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Westside guy

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Oct 15, 2003
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I use a Dell 20" LCD monitor with my 15" Al Powerbook w/o problems. Any monitor that uses a DVI standard connector (or a VGA standard connector, for that matter) should work with basically any computer - Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. All modern monitors make it possible to retrieve information regarding what resolutions they support, and at what refresh rate(s); so any modern OS can intelligently decipher that info and pick display settings that will work.
 
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