Do you have to buy a new monitor when buying a new computer?

Question

Hi, I just want to know, I'm buying a new computer. Do I have to buy a new monitor for it or is it ok to use the same one?

Answer

This question was answered on April 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you plan on not using or selling your old computer and have an extra monitor, this monitor can almost always be used on a newer computer To clarify if it can be used verify that the connector type for the monitor matches that on the back of the new computer

You may experience issues when using a PC monitor on a Macintosh, however a Macintosh cable converter can be purchased to resolve this issue This cable converter is generally purchased through the monitor manufacture.

Finally it is also important to realize that not all Macintosh monitors will work on PC computers.

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Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 18, 2003