widescreen monitors

in General Discussion edited January 2014
i have searched the net for widescreen lcds monitors

are there any that's non-apple?

and how come apple lcds have considerably better resolution than other brands of the same size?


  • Reply 1 of 6
    None that I'm aware of. My plan, in a year or so, is to replace my tower and laptop with a new 12" PowerBook. I'll keep my 17" display for general computing and get either a Cinema Display or a widescreen TV with DVI input for watching movies, whichever looks like the better choice at the time. Most of the widescreen HDTVs I've looked at have DVI.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    Edit: I was wrong about everything I said. I apologize and would like to inform everyone that I am retarded.
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    mcqmcq Posts: 1,543member
    Yes there are other widescreen LCDs available, not that they're cheap though:

    Samsung 172W LCD ($529 at Newegg):


    Sony 17" LCD:


    Sony 23" LCD:

  • Reply 4 of 6
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Huh? There are tons of widescreen LCD monitors.

    Sony, Gateway, Sceptre, Phillips, Samsung, etc...
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    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    I'm about to buy a Formac 20.1" NOT widescreen screen. I wanted a wide one, but will settle for 'less.'

    Any suggestions or advice?
  • Reply 6 of 6
    Apple's LCD offerings really aren't on the forefront of bleeding edge LCD technological advancements. For the spec whores, Apple's LCDs often leave a bit to be desired, not to mention that the articulation of the displays suck; you can have it tilted slightly upward, or even more upward. Don't even get me started on how none of Apple's displays are VESA compliant.

    I personally run two Silicon Graphics 1600SW widescreen displays. 17.3", 1600x1024, 60ms response time. SGI also produces a newer, 22" version of the display. The 1600SW was discontinued a couple of years ago.

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