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Apple Multiple Scan 17 Display

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The Apple Multiple Scan 17 Display is a high-quality monitor that’s perfect for business tasks such as creating presentations, word processing, and working with spreadsheets. It features the state-of-the-art Trinitron screen, offers a host of advanced features, and even comes with a PC video adapter, so you can easily use it with your IBM PC-compatible computer running MS-DOS or Windows as well as with your Macintosh computers.

Because the Multiple Scan 17 Display uses multiple-scan technology, you can choose between several resolutions that give you the flexibility to adjust your display to best suit the application in which you are working. It offers three different viewing modes: page-layout mode, which lets you view two pages simultaneously and is good for spreadsheets; publishing mode, which provides actual-size resolution for word processing or everyday work; and presentation mode, which lets the computer show more colors, making it great for presentations and easier to work with images.

The Apple Multiple Scan 17 Display is both simple to set up and enjoyable to use. It’s easy to connect the display to your system; its Apple Desktop Bus connectors are integrated directly into the base. To minimize eyestrain, the Apple Multiple Scan 17 features an advanced anti-reflection screen coating. And its conveniently located digital control features let you adjust brightness, contrast, white point, geometry, centering, and convergence for increased viewing comfort.

Yet even with all of these features, the Apple Multiple Scan 17 Display remains affordable —making it the perfect choice for business professionals whose work requires a high-quality, flexible, color viewing solution.


Outstanding image quality

  • Provides excellent brightness, contrast, convergence, focus, and white uniformity
  • Features the state-of-the-art Trinitron screen for clear, sharp pictures with true colors
  • Includes digital controls that let you precisely adjust for brightness, contrast, geometry, centering, and convergence
  • Features a vertically flat screen with a low-curvature design that minimizes distortion and reflections

Ergonomic design

  • Comes with a tilt-and-swivel base that allows you to position the monitor for optimal viewing comfort
  • Connects easily via Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) connectors integrated directly into the monitor base
  • Provides the convenience of front- panel controls
  • Features an antireflection and antiglare surface treatment with a flicker-free 75-hertz refresh rate to minimize eyestrain
  • Complies fully with MPR II standards for low electrical and magnetic emissions
  • Complies with the EPA’s EnergyStar conservation guidelines by switching into low-power mode during idle periods

Advanced functionality

  • Uses multiple resolutions that provide viewing flexibility
  • Offers a range of resolution modes: 640 by 480 pixels to 1,024 by 768 pixels
  • Features selectable white points for color accuracy
  • Comes with resolution-switching software for Macintosh to allow resolution changes without restarting

Compatibility and affordability

  • Works with Power Macintosh, Macintosh Quadra, and Macintosh Centris computers
  • Includes a PC adapter for plug-and- play IBM PC compatibility
  • Provides advanced capabilities at an affordable price

Technical Specifications

Picture tube

  • 17-in. (diagonal) Trinitron CRT
  • .26-mm stripe pitch


-Macintosh computers

  • 640 by 480 at 67 Hz—publishing view
  • 832 by 624 at 75 Hz—presentation view
  • 1,024 by 768 at 75 Hz—page-layout view

-IBM PC–compatible systems

  • 640 by 480 at 75 Hz (VGA)
  • 800 by 600 at 75 Hz (SVGA)
  • 1,024 by 768 at 60 Hz (SVGA)

Active display area

  • 300 mm by 225 mm (nominal) expandable to 328 mm by 245 mm (phosphor area)

Scanning rates

  • 30 to 64 kHz (horizontal)
  • 50 to 120 Hz (vertical)

Screen treatment

  • Antistatic, antireflection coating

Digital controls

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Horizontal size and centering
  • Vertical size and centering
  • Convergence
  • Rotation
  • Pincushion
  • Selectable white point: 5,000K, 6,500K, 9,300K
  • Power switch


  • 15-pin DSub connector for Macintosh systems
  • HD15-pin adapter for PCs

Degauss circuitry

  • Automatic at power up

Electrical requirements

  • Line voltage: 90 to 132 volts AC and 198 to 264 volts AC
  • Frequency: 43 to 63 Hz, single phase
  • Power: 150 W (maximum) when operating, approximately 11 W in energy-saver mode

Environmental requirements

  • Temperature: 50° to 104° F (10° to 40° C)
  • Humidity: 90% maximum, noncondensing
  • Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft. (0 to 3,048 m)

Size and weight

  • Height: 16.7 in. (42.4 cm)
  • Width: 15.9 in. (40.5 cm)
  • Depth: 17.8 in. (45.2 cm)
  • Weight: 50 lb. (22 kg)

Agency approvals

  • FCC Part 15 Class B
  • CISPR 22 Class B (EN5008211) complies with European EMC directive
  • DOC Class B
  • MPR II
  • VCCI Class 2
  • CE Mark
  • EPA EnergyStar–compliant
  • IEC 950
  • UL1950
  • CSA 950
  • EN60950

System requirements

  • Power Macintosh, Macintosh Quadra, and Macintosh Centris computers
  • System software version 7.1 or later
  • Cable adapter required for use with Macintosh II, Macintosh LC, and PowerBook computers as well as 8•24, 8•24 GC, and 4•8 video cards.


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