PB w/ 30" Cinema?

eAspenwood

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Feb 20, 2005
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Can anyone share their experience using the new PBs with 30" inch Cinema display?

I am considering getting a fully loaded 15'er for use with a 30" Cinema. The most intensive tasks I'd probably be doing would be working on 8MB image files (from a canon 20D) in Photoshop CS. I also might watch a DVD or two on it.

I'm just curious if the PB's can really drive this monitor with grace or if there are any real world issues anyone might have run in to.
 

NCTRNL

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Aug 17, 2004
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The only ones with the capability are the brand new PB's so I doubt that anyone has really tried it yet. You should go to an Apple store and make them hook one up for you so you can see it.
 
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Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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First off: You lucky Bas**rd... ;) :D

Then to the question at hand: The 30" screens require the "PowerBook G4 with ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card and dual-link DVI functionality", according to the specs... Without this card you'll "only" be able to use the 20" and 23"...
 
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eAspenwood

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Feb 20, 2005
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The new 15'er with128MB VRAM can do it; which is what I'm getting.

They didn't have a 15'er with that 128MB card at the store to test it out with the display, but i think a quick in-store test would not really tell me much anyways.

I think I'll just have to test it out myself. ;) I've ordered it. I'll post my experience here whenever I recieve the goods, which may be a while.
 
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Eevee

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Aug 10, 2004
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Yeah, the new 15" PB w/128VRAM babies can drive the 30" Display. I wanted to get one for my fully loaded 15" PB, but it's a Rev C so ugh.... You are lucky.

Please take a pic of it and let me know how it goes.

PS, that was great Smileyguy!

:cool:
 
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madrobby

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May 3, 2003
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I've a 2 1/2 yr old Titanium Powerbook and it can drive the 23" incher with ease (for Photoshop and DVD watching). So I see no problems with a shiny brand new PowerBook and the 30". IMHO the Apple DVD player software does not scale the picture well (regardless of card), maybe that's better with Tiger.
 
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