Old Dell CRT...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ZipOTrousers, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. ZipOTrousers macrumors newbie

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    I've been looking for some display options for a while. I'm thinking of getting a Samsung SM 226CW for all my 360 gaming and film watching, but because of all the negative things I've heard about LCDs and colour matching I've decided I could also go for an old CRT, as I'm about to go into University to study 3D Computer Graphics and animation. Desk space really isnt a concern at all for me. I've found this http://www.computerdisplays.co.uk/19 inch monitors/dell p991.htm for £60 + VAT, is this a decent deal or is there somewhere in the UK I can find something similar cheaper? 19" sounds fairly acceptable to me as I'll have other monitors. Which leads me to my second question, I have a macbook pro 15.4" C2D. Would I be able to run this as a second monitor from the MBP? Just double checking before I make any decisions. Thanks.
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    *waits for people to jump in and thrash CRT's*

    But seriously, that actually sounds a bit high for that monitor...just my opinion.

    Yes, you can use it as a 2nd monitor for your MBP.
     
  3. ZipOTrousers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol yeah I expect nothing less than CRT hate from at least some people. How much would you say a decent 19" CRT would be worth? £30-£40?

    Yeah i thought I'd be able to, just saw on the specs it was standard VGA as well. Always better to double check though >_>
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    That sounds more like the range you should be looking in. These days, there isn't much different between new CRT's, but I suppose it doesn't hurt to compare. :)
     
  5. ZipOTrousers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The same place do have some at £40, though they're from random manufacturers like "Targa" and "Tatung" and i tihnk they have curved screens whereas the dell is flat. Think Ill go for the Dell considering its only £20 more and theres only 1 left in stock lol. Thanks
     
  6. localoid macrumors 68020

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    I have a Dell P991. Bought it used at least three years ago at a local PC shop. It's been used on various secondary machines since, and it still works 100% and has great color. It is heavy.. heavy enough to bow the top of one cheap computer desk a good bit. ;)
     
  7. ZipOTrousers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good to see its consisant. Did you calibrate it? Ill be getting a Spyder2 and using that on it as well. Yeah it looks real bulky lol, I'm thinking about maybe getting a second table (like a bedside table) and putting the Dell on it next to my desk. (this is why i dont consider desk space to be a problem lol). This as well as the MBP, a Wacom Intuos3 A5 tablet and a 22" Samsung on one desk may be pushing it ">_>
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    yea, a CRT is both heavy and bulky. I have a macbook and a samsung 24" widescreen and adding a CRT will totally collapse my desk... you might want to just get one of those collapsible tables and have it sit there.
     
  9. ZipOTrousers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I'll probably just raid ikea for something, would be pretty immense if a CRT collapsed my desk and ruined a couple grands worth of technology. Maybe not lol
     

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