3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2008 3:58 PM by fortunate
larryk123 Level 1 (0 points)
I want to get the converter to plug my 17 inch IBM SVGA monitor into my iMac. The IBM monitor is quite old (one of the first 17 inch IBM color monitors I think). I understand what converted to buy so I can plug it into to iMac. I have no idea what resolution is possible on the IBM. Is this a concern???

I probably will upgrade to a current flat screen for the second monitor later but would really like to try this and see if 2 monitors at home is useful or not.

Thanks!

24" aluminum iMac - 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 4 Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • larryk123 Level 1 (0 points)
    Also wondering about the difference in size of the screens from 24 inch iMac and 17 inch IBM monitor and how this will work when moving items from one monitor to the other.
  • fortunate Level 3 (535 points)
    I assume (based on the computer information attached) that your imac is less than one year old? Silver color? If so, you need to find out what connection this other monitor has. Could be one of two - VGA or DVI. If you have a cable for this other monitor already bring it with you to the store if possible (not ordering of the internet). Your imac can produce a variety of resolutions so I would not be concerned about that especially with a 17" monitor.

    Could be two possible connectors - mini dvi to vga (probably based on the info you provided) http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9320G/A

    Or mini dvi to dvi http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9321G/B
  • fortunate Level 3 (535 points)
    larryk123 wrote:
    Also wondering about the difference in size of the screens from 24 inch iMac and 17 inch IBM monitor and how this will work when moving items from one monitor to the other.


    I can't answer this one for you - don't have too much experience with this. But I can tell you this, it won't look as good as your 24".