New Macbook with Old iMac?

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  1. radtked, Jun 19, 2014
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    radtked macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to get a second monitor to connect to my 13" Macbook Pro I got last year. I want something made by Apple (for the looks), but I really do not want to spend a lot.

    I was looking at buying the distinctive iMac G4 (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Desktop...182283&sr=8-72&keywords=apple+desktop+monitor).

    Or, this iMac: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...uct_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1403126128&sr=8-4

    Would either work in a dual monitor setup? I would love some advice on this in general!

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  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Why do that? Just get a decent IPS screen from Samsung/LG.
     
  3. radtked thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because I want my desk setup to have have constancy of brands, and nothing looks as good as an Apple monitor. Plus, the swivel capability and small base makes the G4 ideal.
     
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  5. radtked thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How crappy is crap? I am not looking for a super legit screen, just extra space to do Excel/Word on and web browsing.
     
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    15-17" (1024x768 or 1440x900) worth of crapness, that's if you can even connect your laptop to the G4. I know you can't connect to modern iMac's, but you could with some older models, you will need to check.

    Seriously, just pick up a decent IPS screen. It's the only sensible option.
     

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