dual screen on imac 17"?

nukiduz

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hi there. i'm looking for a second screen for my 17" intel imac and i want it to fit with the imac itself. i've been looking for 17" widescreens but there are only a few out there so i guess i should buy a 20" widescreen. could you recomend me a screen that would look nice next to my imac? i don't want to spend more than $400. thanks!
 

dukebound85

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Jul 17, 2005
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nukiduz said:
hi there. i'm looking for a second screen for my 17" intel imac and i want it to fit with the imac itself. i've been looking for 17" widescreens but there are only a few out there so i guess i should buy a 20" widescreen. could you recomend me a screen that would look nice next to my imac? i don't want to spend more than $400. thanks!
I have a 19in LG widescreen and it is pretty nice. Was 230 bucks too.

has 1444 by 900 res
2000:1 contrast
5ms response
both dvi and vga
tv tuner

Its the LG Flatron Wide and its silver which looks cool
 

Xander562

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dukebound85 said:
I have a 19in LG widescreen and it is pretty nice. Was 230 bucks too.

has 1444 by 900 res
2000:1 contrast
5ms response
both dvi and vga
tv tuner

Its the LG Flatron Wide and its silver which looks cool
geeze 19in at 1444x900? my Macbook Pro has a 15.4" at 1440x900 does it really look ok?
 

dukebound85

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Xander562 said:
geeze 19in at 1444x900? my Macbook Pro has a 15.4" at 1440x900 does it really look ok?
Yea its not bad at all, almost prefer it actually. When looking around at monitors, it seems that you wont find any that have a resolution greater than this anyways at this size. Whoops actually 1440 by 900
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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Currently external monitors are in a bit of a different bracket compared to the high res laptop screens.

17" Widescreen = 1280x768
19" Widescreen = 1440x900
20" Widescreen = 1680x1050
23" Widescreen = 1920x1200
24" Widescreen = 1920x1200
30" Widescreen = 2560x1600

The 19" 4:3 monitor is in a tricky spot for resolution, most of the time they are the same res as the 17" 4:3 monitor at 1280x1024 but with larger pixels. I find such monitors difficult to use because they appear fuzzy, however a 19" Widescreen looks OK to me for some reason...:confused: make sense of that?!
 

Rickay726

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i always had the idea that apple should come out a screen that looks exactly like the iMac, but its not the computer just the screen. it could be thinner and sleeker sexier?



yeah btw i have a iMac G5 with an isight built in, rigth before the revision of the intel chips, is there anyway i could hook up another monitor to mine or is not compatible becuase its not intel?
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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Rickay726 said:
i always had the idea that apple should come out a screen that looks exactly like the iMac, but its not the computer just the screen. it could be thinner and sleeker sexier?



yeah btw i have a iMac G5 with an isight built in, rigth before the revision of the intel chips, is there anyway i could hook up another monitor to mine or is not compatible becuase its not intel?
You'll need a mini-VGA -> VGA adapter from Apple and Google "Screen Spanning Doctor" - I think it worked with the last lot of G5 iMacs.