External monitor recommendations needed...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by whyrichard, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    Hello mac community!

    I am thinking of mirroring an external monitor for my ibook 1ghz 12". (bought in may 04 if that matters) using this patch i found online:


    it seems to support most monitors...

    so i am looking for a decent, inexpensive (less then $300-$400) 17" flat panel monitor. it will be used mostly for autocad and simple photoshop/illustrator work. won't be too much a stickler for perfection...

    any recommendations? what should i avoid???
  2. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    any cheapo will do , i think ibook can only do 1024 x 768 ? how old is your ibook as will invalidate your apple care/warranty so if it goes tits up thats it your on your own .
    i am using a 15" sony TFT sdm-hs53 which is ok for web browsing and iphoto and thats ok

  3. coconn06 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2003
    King of Prussia, PA
    Just to be clear, what you're talking about is not mirroring (which is what's supported by PowerMacs and PowerBooks but not iBooks, iMacs, and eMacs). You're talking about using dual displays to extend your desktop.

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