Ask Max: Will an Apple Cinema Display work with my Pismo Powerbook G3?
Will your Aluminum 20-inch Apple Cinema Display work with my Pismo Powerbook G3?It has 1GB of Ram and OS 10.4.11. If no to the G3 Pismo, would the display work with the same Pismo with the G4 upgrade?
Sadly, no, the Aluminum 20-inch Apple Cinema Display will not work with your Pismo G3. It is a shame because the Aluminum 20-inch Apple Cinema Display is a beautiful display, I am working on one as I type this.
The problem is not just your video card and processor, but the type of external video connection the Pismo came with. You have a VGA connection on your Laptop and you need a DVI connection to run an aluminum 20-inch Apple Cinema Display. You would also need a better video card with extra VRAM. It is probably not the best choice for older Macs. There are many LCD displays that will work with your VGA connection.