Best LCD screen...

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Let's talk about cannibalizing dead laptops for a minute...

I need an LCD that can be run off of VGA and has a diagonal no greater than 14.5 inches. I would like 1024x on the resolution but could settle for 800x.

My iBook (clamshell 300MHz) is now dead but I do not know if this LCD can be driven by a VGA output. If so, then I have what I need (except for the resolution).

Can someone throw a few ideas out here on what may be a good source for an LCD screen and if my iBook screen comes close?

TIA
--DDTM

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I'm pretty sure that LCD's th

I'm pretty sure that LCD's that will natively run off of VGA are extremely rare if not nonexistent.

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Your best bet might be prowli

Your best bet might be prowling ebay for point-of-sale monitors like these.
Any hints on why you have a size restriction?

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Ahhh...

...this is cool and I had not thought about it like that - the touch screen makes it more worth what I want.

As for a hint, I do not want to jinx it - I just have a few ideas I wanted to try and have two decent iBook (clamshell) LCDs on hand. The POS stuff looks more appropriate and the prices are not to intimidating (since I need to stay close to free or trade fodder). If I ever get there, I will post pics.

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