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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

iBook G4 and external gaming LCD


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I am looking at buying a new iBook G4 with the 32 MB Radeon 9200 graphics. I am currently using a Gateway (ugh) laptop with Radeon 7500 graphics, and am not so impressed... I want to connect the iBook G4 to an NEC 17" LCD with 1280x1024 resolution using the screen spanning hack. Does anybody have any suggestions as to the performance of this setup? Thanks so much.
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meltbanana314
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I am looking at buying a new iBook G4 with the 32 MB Radeon 9200 graphics. I am currently using a Gateway (ugh) laptop with Radeon 7500 graphics, and am not so impressed... I want to connect the iBook G4 to an NEC 17" LCD with 1280x1024 resolution using the screen spanning hack. Does anybody have any suggestions as to the performance of this setup? Thanks so much.




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You'll need to buy a VGA-DVI adapter. the iBook only has a VGA port.

http://www.drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?QuickSearch=vgator

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HuMpS 97 DoHc
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you don't need the adaptor you can just hook it up using a vga connection. I have a 19" nec lcd hooked up like that. It works great but I don't do any gaming so i don't know about that.
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you don't need the adaptor you can just hook it up using a vga connection. I have a 19" nec lcd hooked up like that. It works great but I don't do any gaming so i don't know about that.
Not if the LCD can only be driven by DVI. He failed to mention whether it worked with VGA or not, but since its a new-ish LCD display most people (including me) would assume its DVI only.
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well most of the new lcd's have both vga and dvi. I just bought mine about 2 weeks ago so I know whats out there.
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