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Apr 24, 2006, 12:42 PM
 
Not too bad! If I wasn't an Apple Purist (Except for the mouse) I would be seriously considering either that one or the Dell. But alas, I must have Apple so I got the Apple Cinnamon. But that one doesn't look too bad.

What did it cost before the rebate?
     
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Apr 24, 2006, 03:00 PM
 
Heh -- I consider myself an Apple purist at times, but even I could see the better value of a Dell 2001FP over the 20" Cinema Display. More pixels, more connection options -- at about roughly half the price.

If the price/features were closer, I'd buy the Cinema display in a heartbeat.
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Apr 24, 2006, 05:12 PM
 
there are more pixels on the dell 20" than the acd 20"?
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Apr 24, 2006, 06:29 PM
 
Thanks. It was $450 with a $50 rebate. I too would have liked to have the 20" ACD, but I personally just couldn't justify the extra cash for it.
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Apr 25, 2006, 07:50 PM
 
The Dell doesn't have more pixels. It's the same LCD screen!
     
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Apr 25, 2006, 10:35 PM
 
maybe next time ill leave a lil sarcasm asterisk next to my smart aleck remarks
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Yes, maybe you will.
     
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May 6, 2006, 11:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacOS-Fan
I just picked up a 20.1" ViewSonic WideScreen LCD today. So far I love it. I got it for $400 after the rebate. Not too bad

Love the LCD..!!!

I picked up my ViewSonic 20.1 VX2025wm today at $449 CAN...I sold my old VA912b...it was great and all but I couldn't stand the 4:3

I'll post pics when my hp DigiCam is recharged
     
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May 7, 2006, 09:38 PM
 
Great, I can't wait to see your pics. I have had mine now for about 2 weeks and I am VERY pleased so far!!!
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May 15, 2006, 12:00 PM
 
I apologize if this is the wrong place for this post but if you are using a Mini with a Dell Monitor and third party keyboard, what are your options for a power button other than the power button on the back of the computer.

Also, bembol, I really like that desk. Where did you get it?

Thanks
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May 15, 2006, 01:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by KeilwerthSX90R
I apologize if this is the wrong place for this post but if you are using a Mini with a Dell Monitor and third party keyboard, what are your options for a power button other than the power button on the back of the computer?


Thanks
The same as they would be if you have any other screen and any other keyboard....

Apple used to include power buttons on their keyboards, but don't anymore. Also, there is a power button on the side of the cinema displays, but that just allows you to turn off the system, not turn it on. If you are like nearly all other mac users, then you will sleep the machine and not shut it down, therefore you can just use the keyboard to wake the machine from sleep.
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May 15, 2006, 01:34 PM
 
I don't get why they took the power button off the keyboards.

Someone told me USB couldn't do the powering thing. But that's completely false. I plugged my older first gen iMac keyboard into my computer and pressed Power and it worked fine. Besides, the Apple Cinnamon Displays do the same thing (Albeit powering down only.) through their USB. Just seems silly they removed it.
     
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May 15, 2006, 01:38 PM
 
There was a reason, but I can't remember exactly what it was...
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May 26, 2006, 02:50 AM
 
Sorry about the quality....



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May 26, 2006, 06:45 PM
 
I just realized that I have almost the same exact setup as MacOS Fan.
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May 27, 2006, 12:22 PM
 
You do...???

Anyways here's my (slightly) upgraded set up...new 20.1" ViewSonic VX2025wm...I know about the Cables...!!! It will take me a week/two to remove that Protective Film on the LCD...the HP 5940 Deskjet Printer...I picked it up last night for $50 CAN...BNIB/Sealed

     
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May 27, 2006, 01:24 PM
 
How can you work with that stuff on your monitor?
     
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May 27, 2006, 03:16 PM
 
And what film is that and where do I get it?
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May 27, 2006, 06:12 PM
 
bembol, what is that case around your mini?
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May 27, 2006, 08:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by marissa
bembol, what is that case around your mini?
http://www.plasticsmith.com/minitower
     
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May 27, 2006, 09:21 PM
 
^

jakbrud, thanks...it cost me about $70 CAN after Exchange, S&H and Customs...!!!

I can work with it just fine, I will take it off...just not ready to...what film? It's came with it out of the box.
     
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May 31, 2006, 03:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by bembol
You do...???
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Jun 2, 2006, 11:10 AM
 
It's to protect the screen when shipping from scratches, you're supposed to take it off when it gets there.
     
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Jun 3, 2006, 11:39 AM
 
Leaving it on would annoy me, personally.
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Jun 5, 2006, 12:33 AM
 
Here is my Intel Mini hooked up to my TV:






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Jun 5, 2006, 04:12 AM
 
Nice. Which model display?
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Jun 5, 2006, 02:09 PM
 
i smell show off... ; )
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Jun 5, 2006, 05:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by iREZ
i smell show off... ; )
That's not fair. How is me posting pics different from the 6 pages before it?

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my mac mini setup i made a little case like thing for my remote lol i was bored so yeah im so stupid

tell me what ya think
     
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just when I thought I needed a camera
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i was using my phones camera ... i got a handy cam but i dont know were it is lol were did i leave it last...
     
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Jun 5, 2006, 08:30 PM
 
found it lol here are better pics

first mac lol













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What is that black tower that looks like a G5?

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Jun 6, 2006, 09:50 AM
 
Skywalker,,,,, thts a freaking awesum star wars things at the side..... and a nicely set up room- tht huge tv is gorgeus.

Lol- it was made out of lego?? thts creative--- maybe i should make sumthing to hold my ipod with.≈≈?
     
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Originally Posted by Gio-mania
Skywalker,,,,, thts a freaking awesum star wars things at the side..... and a nicely set up room- tht huge tv is gorgeus.

Lol- it was made out of lego?? thts creative--- maybe i should make sumthing to hold my ipod with.≈≈?


lol like this...made it after u commented...lol













lol. i was gonna try and make lego case for my mac mini so i can connect this and the remote on it.lol
     
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I remember legos. Good times...
     
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Jun 7, 2006, 03:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gio-mania
Skywalker,,,,, thts a freaking awesum star wars things at the side..... and a nicely set up room- tht huge tv is gorgeus.
Thanks man.

If anyone is wondering it is hooked up to a Sony LCD/RP TV of 50 inches.

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Jun 9, 2006, 06:46 PM
 
Here is a better picture of my setup.

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MacOS-fan wht moniter is that? clean set up btw
     
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Jun 10, 2006, 08:53 PM
 
It's the 20.1" ViewSonic vx2025wm WideScreen LCD...I picked it up as well...!!!
     
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Jun 10, 2006, 09:31 PM
 
That's an interesting setup, kardinal.

I see you have the older style LinkSys wireless routers. We had that one for a while until it died. When we replaced it with the updated version it was much thinner. They left off two LED's for each port and made it almost an inch thinner. I forgot how big the old one was.

Nice monitor. Looks Mac like.
     
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Jun 10, 2006, 10:19 PM
 
"It's the 20.1" ViewSonic vx2025wm WideScreen LCD...I picked it up as well...!!!"

You are correct. I am very pleased with it.
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thnx! btw i was just looking up that model and people were complaining of blacklight bleeding? does it effect it that much and .. wht is it anyway?

+1 for everyones setup! hopefully once i get my stuff done i'll be able to post a pic up.
     
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MacOS-fan, where did you buy your computer desk? I have been looking forsomething like that for a while!
     
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I got sick of my old/cable dangling set up :hehehe: I went to iKEA last night and found this simple/cheap...on sale for $39 Computer Desk...!!!

I also picked up some Heavy Duty Velcro at Wal-Mart...my sister wanted Wireless Mice/Keboard with her new iMac so she gave me her Apple Keyboard/Mighty Mouse I'm usiing my 6.1 DOLBY Digital-EX/dts-ES polk audio for my Audio

     
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I cannot stand having anything under my desk where my feet should be.
     
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Jun 14, 2006, 10:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jasoco
I cannot stand having anything under my desk where my feet should be.
Ya I know, i don't know how anyone can. I mean I always bang my legs on that wooden shelf and why would I want to put my head between my legs to get something out from the printer?

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Quote: "MacOS-fan, where did you buy your computer desk? I have been looking forsomething like that for a while!"

I believe that it was either at Office Max or Staples.
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