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My Apple box collection just keeps on growing....

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ironman, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. ironman

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    Decided to treat myself but being a university student I couldn't afford the 23" or 30" so I've had to settle for the 20" Widescreen Apple Cinema Display:D

    I have given up on PC's so I am using my 12" iBook G4 which I shall upgrade to a new MacBook in September and using this new Cinema Display I intend to connect it to the MacBook via dvi and use a bluetooth apple keyboard and mouse as a desktop setup. Advantages being, I'll have a big screen for when I want to work or watch dvd's and the whole rig will be dead silent (I couldn't upgrade from my watercooled pc to anything but a silent solution!)

    Anyway here are the pics!

    As always Apple take pride in their packaging
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    The screen is huge! The build quality is out of this world
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    Comparison with my Viewsonic Vp171b, screen height is similar but widescreen format really adds a whole new dimension
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  2. Stelly

    Don

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    I hate you so much right now :p

    Stelly
     
  3. Jay_t

    Hitman

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    Your laptop will have its own screen, so send that large one to me as its surplus to your requirements. :p
     
  4. Explicit

    Wise Guy

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    Pretty damn sexy :D

    Student loan money? :p
     
  5. Matt

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  6. james.miller

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    nice box. if you dont mind, can i have the lcd that was inside it? you know - you like boxes, i like lcd's. seems like a fair deal. I'll even take it for free, hows that sound?
     
  7. Gaspode

    Wise Guy

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    apples my fave too...love Granny Smiths to bits ;)
     
  8. Raikiri

    Capodecina

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    Meh my acer does the same for about half the price :p

    As always looks nice but very overpriced.
     
  9. TheVoice

    Capodecina

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    And people wonder why us students are always in debt. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Emlyn_Dewar

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    Haha, check the size of the ibook to the screen! :D
    looks nice though!
     
  11. Will_3rd

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    good stuff mate, i'm a uni student too, and I bought a 20" Apple Cinema Display for my PC before coming home + I have an iBook G4 too!

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  12. ironman

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    Heh student loan hardly covers my living costs let alone toys! Minimum loan + london lifestyle = :/

    The monitor is the one thing you look at most when at the desk so why not spend a bit more and have something that looks gorgeous:D

    Mate I can't wait to get my new MacBook so I can really enjoy this screen, after using mac osx since september i'm fully converted, Windows is a pile of **** and i'm glad i've got rid of it!
     
  13. Raikiri

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    I spend my time looking at the panel not the casing ;)
     
  14. Hades

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    Gurdas, out of interest why are you giving up on PC's?
     
  15. Johnz0r

    Wise Guy

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    Very nice screen mate, very impressive. Out of interest how much did that thing set you back?
     
  16. ironman

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    Ok not PC's, just windows, if I could install mac osx on my system then I would. Windows is just no where near as stable and nice to use as osx, it has probably reduced my stress levels too which is all good! Also the mac does everything that I need from a computer, I don't play games so that doesn't bother me, office, design applications and java programming is all available so there isn't the need to use windows.
     
  17. ironman

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    I bought it off someone, only a month old, £395inc delivery.
     
  18. Stelly

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    again I hate you SO much :p

    Stelly
     
  19. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

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    exactly why i want to switch to mac now too.
    Do you use office for mac? are there any other alternatives?
     
  20. ironman

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    :D Just wait till the whole setup is complete:D

    Yup I use office for mac, 2004 edition iirc. Photoshop, flash, dreamweaver, firefox etc. is some of the other software I use on this machine.