I do need a TFT for the Mac mini


Almost everything is fine with the Mac mini – but there is just one thing that really annoys me: the poor VGA Quality. I’ve tried with several Displays – but the results where dissatisfying. On one Belinea 19″ CRT it was even unusable. At the moment I attached the mini to my Belinea 108025 CRT – it works but it is far away from being perfect. On Engadget and in the Apple Support Forum they say it’s the mini´s analog output that is not as good as it should be. Some others think it’s the DVI-VGA Adapter that screws the VGA signal.


So I started to look around for a TFT Display. Because it’s technically senseless to use the Mac mini with any resolution higher than 1280×1024 my choice would be a 17″ TFT. My favourite at the moment is the Samsung SyncMaster 701T. Because it has VGA and DVI and a great cost/performance ratio (600:1, 300 cd/m², 12ms).


What do you think? A Buy or a No-Buy?



Source 1: http://monitor.samsung.de/article.asp?artid=9FF6F8BB-C4D6-4762-A4FC-2D8C644E0314&show=specs
Source 2: http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000760034794
Source 3: http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/22.html

  1. #1 by Thilo on March 14, 2005 - 08:32

    das pva-panel vom http://monitor.samsung.de/article.asp?artid=3DF49FAC-B74D-4BFD-8561-DA6D22F6196E&show=specs ist besser, aber vielleicht auch etwas langsamer.

  2. #2 by Nornagest on March 17, 2005 - 10:15

    also ich hab den Samsung SyncMaster 910T und bin sher zufrieden. Die 12ms solltest du nicht allzu wichtig nehmen soweit ich weiß.

  3. #3 by Bietiekay on March 19, 2005 - 14:24

    also ich werd wohl den 701T bestellen… – ich berichte wenn er da ist.

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