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

iBook G4 and Apple Cinema display?


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Hey people,

anyone know if I can use my iBook G4 with an external display....

I was interested in the apple cinema 20"..... just wanted to check compatibility....
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iBook video output is analog, the input required for an Apple 20in is digital. You can buy a converter but its like $200+. I would just get a 20in Dell 2005FPW, since it has analog(VGA) input and its a lot cheaper.
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iBook video output is analog, the input required for an Apple 20in is digital. You can buy a converter but its like $200+. I would just get a 20in Dell 2005FPW, since it has analog(VGA) input and its a lot cheaper.
Uh, doesn't the iBook ship with a Mini-VGA to VGA converter? Then all you'd need was a DVI to VGA adapter, which cost like, what, $20 if you buy the Monster version with gold plating?

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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Uh, doesn't the iBook ship with a Mini-VGA to VGA converter? Then all you'd need was a DVI to VGA adapter, which cost like, what, $20 if you buy the Monster version with gold plating?

DVI-I to VGA is a lot different than VGA to DVI. VGA is an analog signal, in order to convert it to a digital signal you would need a conversion box like this http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1310 .

Those cheap little DVI to VGA adapters are completely different, they work on DVI-I ports which actually output both a digital and analog signal. The little adapter just lets you tap into the analog signal that is already coming out.
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what would be the max resolution with the ibook??
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well it will display 1024x768 mirror unless you hack it. then you will get 1600x1200, but that is all I have tried.
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How can you hack it? I have been holding out on purchasing a big flat screen since the highest resolution is only 1024x768. If there is a way to get a better resolution i would probably get a big screen.
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http://macparts.de/ibook/
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