November 20, 2003 1:59AM
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
November 20, 2003 2:44PM
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
November 20, 2003 7:23PM
Edit: I was wrong about everything I said. I apologize and would like to inform everyone that I am retarded.
Reply 3 of 6
November 20, 2003 7:34PM
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
November 20, 2003 7:45PM
Huh? There are tons of widescreen LCD monitors.
Sony, Gateway, Sceptre, Phillips, Samsung, etc...
Reply 5 of 6
November 20, 2003 8:24PM
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
November 21, 2003 1:01PM
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.