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    Question Can I use an Apple monitor with my PC?

    Hi Guys and Girls,

    I was wondering if I could attach an apple mac screen to my pc? I like the look of them and according to the stat's when you look them up, are good runners (graphics artists seem to use Apple PC's so they cant be bad displays).

    Can anyone help?

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    You should be able to, if it has the correct connector, i.e. a standard VGA D-Sub, or, if your Graphics card supports it, a DVI connector. Basially, if you can plug it into your Graphics card, then yes.

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    u need a special adapter. normally. if u want one let me know

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    Apple's modern displays use a proprietary connector called ADC which carries power, DVi, and USB.

    you want one of these --> http://www.drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?code=0111-DVAD

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    Thanks guys.

    Are mac screens any good? Has anyone got one? I primarily use my PC for gaming. Are they any good for this?
    Panicos

    I currently own a Dell 4550 PC. I don't think its bad by any means. Here are the stats:

    2.66Mhz Intel Pentium 4
    533Mhz Memory (768MB) Ram
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro Core Clock:263Mhz/Memory Clock 263Mhz
    60gb Harddrive
    Creative Sound Blaster Live! Sound Card

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    Creative Sound Blaster Live! Sound Card

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    the apple screens are big, but have very poor response times (50msec on the 17" screens, 45ish on the 23" screens, about 35 on the 20" screens)

    and they cost a lot too

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    They are a waste of money in my opinion, look nice in 2D cost a bomb (as with all apple stuff) and suck at gaming.
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    OMG £550 for apple 17" screen
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