(Old) Monitor Question

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
So my dad e-mailed me today to tell me he's getting a mini.



And Yes, I know it's probably getting updated sometime in the fairly near future, but he needs it now, and he could care less if he misses out on a small processor and HD bump so I'm not going to tell him to wait.



It's replacing his B&W Tower with corresponding B&W 17 inch CRT.



My question is, is that monitor VGA? I tried to look it up but was not successful in finding out (I guess my search skills need some work).



I think he's planning on getting an LCD eventually (It's a shame to have a mini attached to something about 10X it's size!) but he'd like to just attach it to his old monitor for now.



So will that work out? Anybody know?



Thanks in advance.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    Yes it will work
  • Reply 2 of 10
    What is B&W?
  • Reply 3 of 10
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by WhiteRabbit

    What is B&W?



    Blue - and - White. AKA "Yosemite". G3 towers that followed the beige G3.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    sunilramansunilraman Posts: 8,133member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Flounder

    So my dad e-mailed me today to tell me he's getting a mini.



    And Yes, I know it's probably getting updated sometime in the fairly near future, but he needs it now, and he could care less if he misses out on a small processor and HD bump so I'm not going to tell him to wait.



    It's replacing his B&W Tower with corresponding B&W 17 inch CRT.



    My question is, is that monitor VGA? I tried to look it up but was not successful in finding out (I guess my search skills need some work).



    I think he's planning on getting an LCD eventually (It's a shame to have a mini attached to something about 10X it's size!) but he'd like to just attach it to his old monitor for now.



    So will that work out? Anybody know?



    Thanks in advance.




    Mac mini has a DVI as an output port, your B&W has a VGA connection. Mac mini comes with a DVI to VGA adaptor, so no worries mate.



    is this the monitor and specs you be talking about?



  • Reply 5 of 10
    Quote:

    Originally posted by lundy

    Blue - and - White. AKA "Yosemite". G3 towers that followed the beige G3.



    Oh, I see. Yeah, at first I though it sounded like a color reference (I though Black&White) but it didn't sound right in the context, so I though though it must be some brand or something.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    sunilramansunilraman Posts: 8,133member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by WhiteRabbit

    Oh, I see. Yeah, at first I though it sounded like a color reference (I though Black&White) but it didn't sound right in the context, so I though though it must be some brand or something.



    can you tell i'm bored today

    enjoy:



  • Reply 7 of 10
    flounderflounder Posts: 2,674member
    Quote:

    Yes it will work



    Thanks a bunch everyone!
  • Reply 8 of 10
    mattyqpmattyqp Posts: 26member
    Hey sunilraman-



    Are those jpegs you posted from a website about Mac specs? It looks cool.



    -M
  • Reply 9 of 10
    fahlmanfahlman Posts: 696member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by mattyqp

    Hey sunilraman-



    Are those jpegs you posted from a website about Mac specs? It looks cool.



    -M




    Those are screenshots from Mactracker
  • Reply 10 of 10
    mattyqpmattyqp Posts: 26member
    Thanks. That's a handy site. Especially now that I'm messing around with a iMac G3 600. I'm putting Tiger on it today. Wish me luck.
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