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NEWS AUGUST 8, 2000
Margi Connects PowerBooks to Digital Displays

4 MB video card fits in PC Card slot

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Margi Systems today announced the Display-to-Go Card for PowerBooks. The Type II CardBus PC Card fits into the PC Card slot of G3 PowerBooks to provide connectivity for Apple's DVI-based Cinema displays—both the 15" and the 22" models. It comes with adapters for DVI or VGA displays. The secondary output device can be a digital or analog LCD display, projector, CRT or plasma or head wearable display.

The 4 MB Display-to-Go supports resolutions up to 1,600 x 1,200 at refresh rates up to 85 Hz. At lower resolutions it supports 24-bit color; at high resolutions it supports 16-bit color. Display-to-Go comes with onscreen set-up adjustments and can operate any PowerBook G3 running Mac OS 9.0. Features include:

  • Independent resolution of the second display;
  • Two models, one with a DVI connector, the other with a VGA adapter;
  • Special resolutions built in for letterbox format displays;
  • 64-bit graphics engine;
  • Operating Voltage: 3.3 VDC;
  • Power Consumption: 1.0W
Resolution Refresh Depth
640 x 480 75, 85 Hz 24 bit
800 x 600 60, 75, 85 Hz 24 bit
1,024 x 768 75 Hz 16 bit
1,280 x 1,024 75 Hz 16 bit
1,600 x 1,024 60 Hz 16 bit

The 4 MB card, due out Aug. 21, will sell for $299. The company is currently accepting orders online. For more information, visit http://www.margi.com/apple.html.

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