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RonyD
Jan 28, 2003, 11:41 PM
All,

Given the new introduction of the 20.1 inch LCD today, the old Cinema display 22" has dropped to an amazing $1499 at some of the retailers (ClubMac being one of them).

Is the 22" display worth the extra $200? What does the new 20.1 inch model bring to the table other than a fantastic price and a few less inches than the big Cinema 22/23s?

Your thoughs?

Thanks for your help,

Ron
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Rower_CPU
Jan 29, 2003, 12:17 AM
Here's the 22" specs page (thanks to Google's cache):
http://216.239.37.100/search?q=cache:LWSZN7FQE3wC:www.apple.com/displays/acd22/+22%22+Cinema+Display&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

And the current 20.1":
http://www.apple.com/displays/acd20/

Viewing angle-
22" = 160 degrees
20.1" = 170 degrees

Brightness-
22" = 180 cd/m
20.1" = 230 cd/m

Contrast-
22" = 300:1
20.1" = 350:1

Max Resolution-
22" = 1600x1024
20.1" = 1680x1050

OS supported-
22" = 9, 10.x
20.1" = 10.2

That should answer your questions.

RonyD
Jan 29, 2003, 07:33 AM
Yeah. I can see your point. Can't wait to see the 20.1 inch screen in person as it makes its way to the retail Mac locations.

Thanks,

Ron

Mr. Anderson
Jan 29, 2003, 07:57 AM
The 22" really was a left over ever since the 23" was introduced. They're just trying to get rid of extra/left over stock.

One thing to consider is how big the fonts will be on the 20". I'm really interested in seeing one in person and will have to make a trip to the Apple store to find out.

You should also look into the 20" Formac LCD, its a bit better for not much more, but it isn't wide screen.

www.formac.com

D

RonyD
Jan 30, 2003, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
The 22" really was a left over ever since the 23" was introduced. They're just trying to get rid of extra/left over stock.

One thing to consider is how big the fonts will be on the 20". I'm really interested in seeing one in person and will have to make a trip to the Apple store to find out.

You should also look into the 20" Formac LCD, its a bit better for not much more, but it isn't wide screen.

www.formac.com

D

I took a look at the Formac (on the website, not in person), but I really like the widescreen displays. If I'm going to shell out good money for a monitor, it should be innovative in some way. The Cinema displays have really been at the forefront of innovation from a technology standpoint. Now, they're quite innovative from the cost standpoint. If money wasn't an issue, I would just bite it and get the HD 23. Maybe I'll have to wait it out for a few more months and then pull the trigger.

I'm moving from a Sony FD Trinitron 21", so it's not like I'm suffering too much right now. :-)

Thanks,

Ron

spacepower
Jan 31, 2003, 04:05 PM
I checked this out the other day in the Apple store. At first I thought that it was the 22inch, but I realized it was the 20 inch when i saw the 23inHD. I think the 20in is a great monitor. It even seemed a slight bit brighter than the 23in. Since pixel pitch is the same on the 23 and 20, fonts will be the same size. Nice and crisp and not too small. I played around in FCP DVDSP and Photoshop for awhile. All around a great display for the price.

Chaszmyr
Jan 31, 2003, 04:30 PM
I had a 22'' and I bought a 20''... I liked the 20'' so i sold my 22'' to get a second 20''

khollister
Feb 1, 2003, 06:22 PM
Just got a 20" Cinema today with a DP 1.25 PM. Fantastic display - much better than the 22" to my eyes. I can't believe Apple actually has a superior product at the lowest price!

Forget the 22"

atomwork
Feb 1, 2003, 06:56 PM
Just something to know. I work on a 22" over a year now. Cannot say that it let me ever down. However, if we do work on type its sometimes nice to see the final result still on a CTR. The type is just never so cristal clear as on the CTRs. Beats me but i guess the technique is just not there. Anyone know who it is on the 23 HD TV?
At least you should consider to have a 17 or 19" monitor running next to the cinema displays if you do need those macs as we for work. Otherwise they are all great screen. And look good!

RonyD
Feb 2, 2003, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by atomwork
Just something to know. I work on a 22" over a year now. Cannot say that it let me ever down. However, if we do work on type its sometimes nice to see the final result still on a CTR. The type is just never so cristal clear as on the CTRs. Beats me but i guess the technique is just not there. Anyone know who it is on the 23 HD TV?
At least you should consider to have a 17 or 19" monitor running next to the cinema displays if you do need those macs as we for work. Otherwise they are all great screen. And look good!

What is a CTR? Do you mean CRT?

Thanks,

Ron

atomwork
Feb 2, 2003, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by RonyD


What is a CTR? Do you mean CRT?

Thanks,

Ron

Heheh. oups. Yes Ron, thats what i was trying to say :)