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    Would this monitor work well with the macbook(white2008)?
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-81_651ulpf...00/display.jpg

    I love the way it looks, they go for 30-50 on eBay.. Id have to buy some ports and a keyboard+mouse.. but id love to be able to have a bigger screen when im sitting around my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac4Ever View Post
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-81_651ulpf...00/display.jpg

    I love the way it looks, they go for 30-50 on eBay.. Id have to buy some ports and a keyboard+mouse.. but id love to be able to have a bigger screen when im sitting around my house.
    Not without an ADC to DVI adapter.

    And if your 2008 MacBook does not have a full sized DVI port (which I believe it does not) you would need a 2nd adapter to adapt your MacBook's video port to a full-sized DVI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Not without an ADC to DVI adapter.

    And if your 2008 MacBook does not have a full sized DVI port (which I believe it does not) you would need a 2nd adapter to adapt your MacBook's video port to a full-sized DVI.

    - Nick

    alright thanks.. so what would u recommend for a monitor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac4Ever View Post
    alright thanks.. so what would u recommend for a monitor?
    Anything with a DVI port/cable.

    You will still need a video adapter...since your MacBook probably has a mini-DVI port.

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    Nice monitor. I'd love to buy one like that instead of having to buy that expensive new Apple Display!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarek View Post
    Nice monitor. I'd love to buy one like that instead of having to buy that expensive new Apple Display!
    In case you didn't know...that monitor pictured in post #1 of this thread could be as old as 10-11 years...and the original cost depending on the model (hard to tell in the photo):

    - 15" $999 (in 2000)
    - 17" $999 (in 2001)
    - 22" $3999 (in 2000, yes...that's $3999!!!)
    - 23" $3499 (in 2002)

    These days (10-11 years later)...the 15" and 17" can be purchased for under $100...and technologically are "dinosaurs" compared to modern LCD monitors. Add 10-11 years of use (and maybe abuse)...and many are not in very good condition physically either!

    New/modern LCD monitors are much better...but they may not have the "style" that some folks like of the older Mac LCD monitors.

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