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    Default Can Apple 20inch Cinema Display be used with my dell?

    hmmz.. i know this is a dumb question. hahah. but i've been using windows 99% of my life.
    so not sure if my windows based dell can use that LCD monitor that i wish to purchase.

    thanks.

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    Default Re: Can Apple 20inch Cinema Display be used with my dell?

    Apple 20" uses DVI (Digital Visual Interface). As long as you have DVI interface on your machine, should work fine.

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    Default Re: Can Apple 20inch Cinema Display be used with my dell?

    Yes. As said above all you need is a DVI output. But seriously, if you are not a Mac user why don't you get the Dell 24 inch, I think its cheaper than the apple 20", uses the same the manufacturer's screen, and its got a whole host of inputs available.

    I'm a mac user, and I wouldn't use any non-mac stuff on my mac (typical mac loyalist). However, if I ever own a PC (Yikes!), I would rather get a Dell cause its mucho cheapo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syke
    Yes. As said above all you need is a DVI output. But seriously, if you are not a Mac user why don't you get the Dell 24 inch, I think its cheaper than the apple 20", uses the same the manufacturer's screen, and its got a whole host of inputs available.

    I'm a mac user, and I wouldn't use any non-mac stuff on my mac (typical mac loyalist). However, if I ever own a PC (Yikes!), I would rather get a Dell cause its mucho cheapo.
    hhahah thanks alot for this advice.
    any idea how much will the dell 24 inch cost?

    i'm in australia melbourne now however tho'
    i have to figure out how to get dell from here.

    cheers.

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    Default Re: Can Apple 20inch Cinema Display be used with my dell?

    It'll work just fine, but it won't display the bios setup and stuff, and will only come on when windows is logged on.

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    I rather get the Dell 24". Bigger

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    The Dell 20" contrast ratio is 600:1. Is it enough for photo?
    What's the contrast ratio of the Apple's 20" ?


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    Apple 20" is 400:1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whkoh
    Apple 20" is 400:1.
    how do you read contrast ratio?
    can someone teach me?
    and how do you determine how much is good or enough for photos?
    thanks again.

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    I read that apple and dell uses the same LCD, but why I also get feedback that the viewing angle from the apple is better ?

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    Default Re: Can Apple 20inch Cinema Display be used with my dell?

    Quote Originally Posted by syke
    Yes. As said above all you need is a DVI output. But seriously, if you are not a Mac user why don't you get the Dell 24 inch, I think its cheaper than the apple 20", uses the same the manufacturer's screen, and its got a whole host of inputs available.

    I'm a mac user, and I wouldn't use any non-mac stuff on my mac (typical mac loyalist). However, if I ever own a PC (Yikes!), I would rather get a Dell cause its mucho cheapo.

    What's their manufacturer?

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    bought the 24 inches dell.. just came in... sweet!!

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    Default Re: Can Apple 20inch Cinema Display be used with my dell?

    Congrats, welcome to the 24" gang.


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    Default Re: Can Apple 20inch Cinema Display be used with my dell?

    Quote Originally Posted by syke
    Yes. As said above all you need is a DVI output. But seriously, if you are not a Mac user why don't you get the Dell 24 inch, I think its cheaper than the apple 20", uses the same the manufacturer's screen, and its got a whole host of inputs available.

    I'm a mac user, and I wouldn't use any non-mac stuff on my mac (typical mac loyalist). However, if I ever own a PC (Yikes!), I would rather get a Dell cause its mucho cheapo.
    :-D same here.

    I agree that if you're not a mac user, no need to invest in the 20" as even though it's being sold at a relatively low price, the Dell 24" is gonna be much cheaper.

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