Apple Displays

Macintosh 12"h RGB Display

The Macintosh 12" RGB Display was Apple's first color display for the Macintosh. It was introduced with the Mac LC in October 1999 and uses a 13" Sony Trinitron CRT, which is curved horizontally but flat vertically. Because it uses a Trinitron display, there is a thin horizontal wire about one-third of the way up from the bottom, which you may see as a thin gray line. This is normal; it is not a defect. This display has a fixed resolution of 512 x 384 and uses Apple's DB-15 video connector (not to be confused with the smaller, higher density DE-15 VGA video connector).

The power and degauss buttons are on the back of the monitor; the brightness and contrast controls are on the right side. The monitor can sit on top of most desktop Macs.

Apple recommends against using this monitor at maximum brightness and suggests using a screen saver to avoid phosphor burn caused by static elements on the screen, such as the menu bar, drive icon, and Trash. To clean the screen, Apple suggests applying household glass cleaner to a clean cloth or paper towel and wiping the screen. You should avoid spraying glass cleaner directly on the CRT, as it could run down the screen, into the case, and damage the internal electrical circuitry.

This 12" 512 x 384 display is only compatible with a limited number of Macs and video cards.



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