Lets talk displays

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by papadopolis1024, May 29, 2007.

  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    Well I have decided to buy a display for my iBook cause it is almost always on my desk anymore. I have been looking at apple but

    1) I cant find a mini VGA to DVI adapter
    2) EXPENSIVE!

    I have also looked at Dell, it may not look as good next to my iBook as an ACD but it is

    1) CHEAP!!! YAY!!
    2)I already have a mini VGA to VGA adapter so I could hook it right up

    This is the one I was looking at

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5123


    Are there any other good brands? What do you think of dell if you use it compared to an ACD?
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Well, do you mean are there any other brands? Or any other good brands?

    Westinghouse would be another brand.

    ViewSonic would be another good brand.
     
  3. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I meant like good (yet cheap) brands.
     
  4. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    I have a 19" Samsung and I love it, and it came with both a VGA connection, and DVI connection. I would recommend checking them out, they are also reasonably priced.
     
  5. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    I just bought...

    a Hanns G 19" widescreen. I bought it from amazon. Admittedly this was in the UK but it was cheap... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hanns-HW191D-LCD-Silver-Black/dp/B000GYHS6Y/ref=pd_rhf_p_1/026-0663889-9406065

    I hunted around on these forums and a few people said they had one. It also had decent web reviews, so I got one.

    So far no problems, no stuck pixels (that I can see) and the picture is great! It came with a VGA cable but I use DVI (after buying the converter, thanks apple). However the stand is of poor build quality. There are also built in speakers but I haven't used these as they were roundly dismissed as being terrible. I use externals though so it doesn't matter.

    I can recommend. Hope this helps!
     
  6. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an HP LCD monitor for my Desktop, and it looks really good, in terms of screen, and the design isnt that bad. Its a couple years old, but take a look at HP. (Im not sure what they offer now...)
     
  7. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I bought one similar to this (a 19" WS) with both VGA and DVI inputs and cables, locally from craigslist for only $100, for use as an extra around the house. It works great for the price. I have a Dell 2005fpw (with VGA, DVI, S-Video, and Composite, plus a USB hub) hooked to my MacBook (and previously to a Mac Mini, Powerbook, and iMac G5). Much better picture and more versatile than the Haans, but also much more expensive. To hook up your iBook you will need a VGA input, as the iBooks never had DVI out. It all depends on what you are looking for, but I would recommend not going with the cheapest out there since you will be looking at it day in and day out. For this reason I think the display is one of the most important elements of any computer system that you use constantly.
     
  8. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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  9. sananda macrumors 68020

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    i also have an ibook. i used to use a sony monitor but that was stolen. i would like an apple cinema display but, of course, the ibook cannot run that. i have been looking at the samsung 932b in white which, i think, would go well with an ibook aesthetically.
     
  10. LightMast macrumors regular

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    My Dell 2405 has been fantastic. I'm gonna grab a 2407 with my refund $$$$
     
  11. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    My Dell Dimension E521 desktop has a very similar model of that screen (the E197) and it's a very good display. Great color, sharp, and wasn't that expensive (of course it's 19", but the same line of displays). My other Dell desktop has a E177FP and it's been a good display as well.
     
  12. Mord macrumors G4

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  13. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Are you aware, Mord, that because is spelled with an u? (Referring to your avatar and "becase")
    or is that a joke related to your sig, and I'm a moron for not seeing that immediately?

    OP: Get the Dell ones. They're awesome screens at awesome prices.
     

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