What would you choose?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by nyprospect, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. nyprospect macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    Hey guys well i finally did it.My first mac will be a pb 12" I bought 512mb of crucial.So im waiting.tick tock. :rolleyes: .Now I have a sony 17" sony monitor with dvi .You think i should sell this monitor and purchace an apple lcd or just keep it .thanks guy
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Congratulations! I've used Sony monitors in the past, and always thought they were great. I recently upgraded to the (old) 20" Cinema Display, and I think it's even totally awesome, but I wouldn't be unhappy with a Sony. Maybe try it for a while?
    Not really an answer, but my two cents...

    Lee Tom
  3. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

    Dr. Dastardly

    Jun 26, 2004
    I live in a giant bucket!
    Well the only apple monitor that is 17' is the old cinema displays, and then you would have to buy the adc to dvi connector which is $70-$100. Now if you wanted to upgrade to the new 20' thats a different story. But for a 17' the sony is probably fine for your needs.
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Keep it.

    Some people are just branded like cattle....branded to the point where they think its better to have everything Apple rather than something else, even if they're getting similar or worse performance at a higher cost (I mean, its Apple we're talking about), so don't bother getting rid of your Sony LCD if its doing the job. If you NEED to have a tiny Apple symbol somewhere on the display, just use on of those white Apple stickers. ;)

    Do you need a widescreen display? Some people do, and don't get that from their Sony, but otherwise, who cares as long as the display is good?
  5. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    Thanks guys :) .Well i do not need a wide screen but im worried that the 12 will be small.I wont be doing any real work on it.I have a dvd player so if i want to watch some movies ,I'll watch them on my sony wega.
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Since you can display different things on the 12" screen and on the Sony (via display spanning), you should be fine.

    The new Apple 20" ACD is a thing of beauty, but it's expensive - and so is any other LCD display with similar specs. Don't buy one until you can't deal with what you've got.
  7. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    I would say keep the monitor because sony's are decent and you don't need anything bigger then that.

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