Help me get over this stupid thing.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by upsguy27, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

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    This is really stupid, but the computer + monitor I have right now doesn't feel like a "real" Mac to me. I have a mac pro and an Asus monitor, but it just feels like a PC. I don't know why I feel that way, and it's stupid because it almost makes me regret getting this and selling my original iMac but at the same time I don't. I don't know. Please tell me someone else has felt this way so I don't seem crazy.
     
  2. trule macrumors 6502

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    Someone else has felt this way.
    :p
     
  3. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

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    Are you just saying that because I said for someone to say that? ;)
     
  4. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    I have a Power Mac with a Viewsonic monitor. Doesn't feel like a PC to me. Actually, I don't even want an Apple monitor. So, get over it. ;)

    --Eric
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hhmm odd.

    my MBP + worst 19" in the world feels exactly like a Mac to me :)

    you should stop judging by the cover me thinks.
     
  6. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    Place an Apple sticker on your screen to make yourself feel better....
     
  7. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    best thing you can do is see if anyone on here using a 24" iMac wants to do a straight swap for your MP & Monitor, you can get back to feeling like your on a proper Mac again, I use a MP & Samsung (30") monitor, it feels pretty much like any other Mac to me...........but bigger :eek:

    Or is it you was used to the 'all in one' feel of the iMac and the MP just feels like any other desktop:confused:........................except it's special you know ;) it's a bloody MP, Sit the gorgeous aluminium case on the desk so you can see it, doesn't feel different just makes you smile when you see it, now get over it, and carry on using it without these weird thoughts :p
     
  8. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    Hope you get over it. A lot of people are attaching their MB (Pro/Air) and Mac Pros to non-Apple displays.

    I'm using a 19" HP monitor and it doesn't feel PC-ish to me.
     
  9. cleanup macrumors 68030

    cleanup

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    Get over yourself.

    Honestly, why does it matter? If you were using a PC, would you think less of yourself or your circumstances? There are far bigger things to fuss over. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    At first I thought you were a flat out nutter but I guess I know what you mean. I use an external Dell monitor for all my macs at home (MB and iMac) as the main display, in XP I turn off the iMacs display and use the Dell exclusively.

    But it doesn't change affect me in any way. I notice it but nothing more.
     
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    Until Steam and all its games run natively on OSX without any drop in performance, no :p
     
  13. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I've learned to look at my 24" Dell monitor through the eyes of my wallet, and it looks beautiful when hooked up to my MBP. :)
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    That's my opinion as well.
     
  15. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    I am looking at my cat. I would prefer a tiger. It needs to go outside.

    So do you.
     
  16. The3nd macrumors regular

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    I knew this no tallent bi**h of a photographer who used 23" cinemas on windows computers. I thought that was sad.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    You are right. What does it matter which monitor you use with your Mac Pro?
     
  18. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    It's not stupid at all. It would make the same effect to me too. It just doesn't "feel" like a Mac.
    Get yourself an Apple Display....:D or just get used to the Acer monitor.
     
  19. John.B macrumors 601

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    I don't want to defend the guy, but...

    The 23" ACDs have IPS displays vs. the TN you typically find in cheaper monitors. Here is a link to a Wikipedia article that discusses the differences between TFT LCD display types.

    The bottom line is that photographers, etc. need the most accurate color representation possible, even Windows users. :p

    Whether that's overkill for everyone else is something only your wallet can say...
     

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