Keep old style 20" or get new?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by paulypants, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. paulypants macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    Okay, so I had a dual 1.25ghz G4 and 20" cinema display...
    I sold my tower and with the $$ I'm getting a G5, but
    my dilemma is this:

    Should I sell my display also and get the new 20" display to
    match the G5 or should i just keep the old...

    The catch is if I decide not to purchase the new display now,
    but decide to buy one on its own later, i won't be able to cover
    it with applecare---i can only get applecare on the display if
    its purchased aith the tower

    what would you do?
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Are the new displays better in terms of image quality?

    Yes? get it, sell the old.

    No? get it and a DVI->ADC adaptor and dual display it with the old one!
  3. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2004
    Phoenix, AZ
  4. budaapple macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2004
    sell it

    You can of course sell it to me. The new display simply put just rocks!
  5. MrSugar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2003
    If I had the extra couple hundered I would sell my old one and pick up the new. Simply the casing itself makes it worth it in my opinion. not to mention all the other additions.
  6. paulypants thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    :cool: Well technogeek you made up my mind!
    I'm definitely ordering a new one...
    I'm selling my old one one ebay or something
    for like $950...

  7. furrina macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2004
    In tha 212
    What have they done to that poor computer?
    What's that blue light in there? Does it have boomin bass in the trunk, too....
    I actually like the look of the old displays better. The new ones just look like another Sony or whatever to me. But I bought one anyway. Why? Who knows. It's "new". I didn't have one before though. My thinking is someday if I want to use it as a TV screen it would mount on the wall more easily?
    Someday (2-4 weeks? :( ) it will arrive.
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I have the new one, and let me tell you, it ROCKS. However, the old one is quite a nice display as well. In your case, I would sell and buy the new one, but only because you are getting the applecare. It's a very good idea to have your expensive display covered. If you weren't getting applecare, I would say don't bother, because the old ones are still very very good looking.
  9. paulypants thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    already ordered it this morning :)
    BTW cassidy, I know you have one
    cause you posted it on spymac! ;)

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