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imac 20" second monitor

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by philjohns, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Time to take the plunge and get a second monitor.

    Im running a 20" imac with a resolution of 1680x1050.

    I obviously want my new screen to work with this and not have empty areas (black bars) for instance running down the side.

    Unless I stand correctly the imac has a 16:10 aspect ratio, im thinking of getting this screen:

    Acer 22" LED DVI

    Would there be any issues in using a second screen with a different aspect ratio? Lets say 16:9 ?


  2. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    None that I can see. I run a 20" iMac and a 22" HP 2309m monitor and have no probs.
    HP - 1920 x 1080 iMac - 1680 x 1050.
    Don't forget that you can set up either screen as your main.
    I tend to use the HP as my main screen and have the dock there.

  3. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Hi Typo, thanks for the reply - was just what I wanted to hear!

    Any views on the Acer screen that I linked to?
  4. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Typo - do you by any chance have a photo of the HP monitor sat next to your 20" imac - Im a little bit specific about things and want to know how it looks! :rolleyes:
  5. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Sure I snap one for yer....
  6. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Thanks a lot Typo :)

    Not sure which screen to get, but I can get a VERY good price on the Acer through a friend... no obvious set backs in the Acer I assume?
  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    There you go.

    Attached Files:

  8. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

  9. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I'm very happy with my HP and I've used Acer monitors in the past and had no problems.
    The prices are dirt cheap....good luck.

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