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adamvk
Mar 14, 2009, 11:05 AM
Post your Apple Cinema Displays here.

I currently don't have one, but I plan on buying the 20" very soon....

http://teknikulay.com/images/misc/acd-box.jpg

CGremby
Mar 14, 2009, 11:51 AM
I'm also planing on buying a ACD. Though, I'm not to sure about the 20". Cuz I already got a Samsung 20", and I'm going to sell that one, and I rather buy the next monitor larger than the old one. But the 20" - 23" is so much more expensive!
Is it worth to put a little more money on 3" bigger?

daneoni
Mar 14, 2009, 02:05 PM
I'm also planing on buying a ACD. Though, I'm not to sure about the 20". Cuz I already got a Samsung 20", and I'm going to sell that one, and I rather buy the next monitor larger than the old one. But the 20" - 23" is so much more expensive!
Is it worth to put a little more money on 3" bigger?

Its more about the resolution than the inches. 1680x1050 to 1920x1200. Speaking of which i just plonked down for a 23"...bought from a fellow MR member but he's yet to ship it. So im sitting here twiddling

dmmcintyre3
Mar 14, 2009, 02:19 PM
Only Apple display I have is built into my iBook and PowerBook

adamvk
Mar 14, 2009, 02:38 PM
Its more about the resolution than the inches. 1680x1050 to 1920x1200. Speaking of which i just plonked down for a 23"...bought from a fellow MR member but he's yet to ship it. So im sitting here twiddling

May I ask how much you paid for it?

I'm still wondering if I should get a 23" ACD for a little extra more...



edit: Also, when Apple introduces the new 20" ACD, what do you think they will price it at? I don't really want to spend more than $500 on a new ACD, but I absolutely love the look of the new ACD.

taylorwilsdon
Mar 14, 2009, 02:48 PM
I've had the 23" for a while. Its a good monitor. Here's some pics from over the years...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/3117023088_2f3b84b22f_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/2964935397_52c36edbca_b.jpg

Buy a used 23". 20" is too small and the new 24" is glossy... yuck.

map1978
Mar 14, 2009, 03:16 PM
Buy a used 23". 20" is too small and the new 24" is glossy... yuck.

My thoughts exactly

TJunkers
Mar 14, 2009, 03:51 PM
Just got the 30"!

Unboxing Pictures Here (http://gallery.me.com/tjunkers#100322&view=grid&bgcolor=black&sel=15)

http://gallery.me.com/tjunkers/100322/DSC02398/web.jpg?ver=12365514040001

adamvk
Mar 14, 2009, 07:02 PM
Just got the 30"!

Unboxing Pictures Here (http://gallery.me.com/tjunkers#100322&view=grid&bgcolor=black&sel=15)

http://gallery.me.com/tjunkers/100322/DSC02398/web.jpg?ver=12365514040001

Very nice, I liked your unboxing pictures. I want a 30" cinema display so badly, but I just cant justify spending that much money on a monitor. :(

dmmcintyre3
Mar 14, 2009, 07:24 PM
Just got the 30"!

Unboxing Pictures Here (http://gallery.me.com/tjunkers#100322&view=grid&bgcolor=black&sel=15)

http://gallery.me.com/tjunkers/100322/DSC02398/web.jpg?ver=12365514040001

Nice. I wish I had a 30" I need one and my PowerBook will work with one!

darklighter
Mar 14, 2009, 08:14 PM
Also, when Apple introduces the new 20" ACD, what do you think they will price it at? I don't really want to spend more than $500 on a new ACD, but I absolutely love the look of the new ACD.

I'm not so sure Apple will introduce a 20-inch led. They seem to like the 24-inch monitor as a starting point. Some evidence of that is that they still havent' released one, and the they eliminated one of the 20-inch imacs from their lineup.

They will introduce a 30-inch led more than likely.

daneoni
Mar 14, 2009, 08:21 PM
May I ask how much you paid for it?

I'm still wondering if I should get a 23" ACD for a little extra more...



edit: Also, when Apple introduces the new 20" ACD, what do you think they will price it at? I don't really want to spend more than $500 on a new ACD, but I absolutely love the look of the new ACD.

400 incl shipping ($560). Quite a lot...yet quite a bargain and at least i know i'll enjoy a good resale value compared with buying other brands and its still well under warranty. With the current pattern of jacking up prices i wont be surprised if Apple does the same with the 20" display so maybe add $50-110 (70-140) to the existing price...at least here in the UK anyway

The new ACD looks stunning but i'm not really a fan of the glossy and propriety mini display port that isn't backwards compatible with DVI

UMHurricanes34
Mar 14, 2009, 08:22 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/3326347428_db4fd78625_b.jpg

30 inches of wonder.

adamvk
Mar 14, 2009, 10:40 PM
I'm not so sure Apple will introduce a 20-inch led. They seem to like the 24-inch monitor as a starting point. Some evidence of that is that they still havent' released one, and the they eliminated one of the 20-inch imacs from their lineup.

They will introduce a 30-inch led more than likely.

Ya, but most people can't afford a $900 LCD. I mean honestly who would even buy it? For a little more you can get a refurbished 24" iMac.

Apple needs to maintain a cheaper LCD so that more people can buy it, and less people can complain. If Apples' 24" LED was their cheapest LCD, I think that Apple would hear ALOT of complaining.

phiberglass
Mar 15, 2009, 12:03 AM
I spent $500 on the Dell 2408 UltraSharp and I got even more than the $800 a 24" Apple display would've costed me. I do love Apple products, but their displays are WAY to overpriced. For the price of one 24" I could have two 24" Dell Ultra Sharps.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3293615781_71b86cf155_o.jpg

UMHurricanes34
Mar 15, 2009, 12:20 AM
I spent $500 on the Dell 2408 UltraSharp and I got even more than the $800 a 24" Apple display would've costed me. I do love Apple products, but their displays are WAY to overpriced. For the price of one 24" I could have two 24" Dell Ultra Sharps.


*cough* Does it have built-in speakers and a webcam? Is it made from high quality materials or is it plastic? Built in USB hub? Does it charge your MacBook? Is it LED backlit?

People act like Apple charges $900 for the product because they feel like it. It's a high quality display made with high quality materials. Things add up. Are they taking in a high profit margin on the displays? Probably, but I think $900 is a fair price for the first gen of such a display...anyone remember when the aluminum ACDs were released? The 20" was $1,299. It's technology. That's how it works.

richard.mac
Mar 15, 2009, 12:27 AM
in my sig.

phiberglass
Mar 15, 2009, 01:33 AM
*cough* Does it have built-in speakers and a webcam? Is it made from high quality materials or is it plastic? Built in USB hub? Does it charge your MacBook? Is it LED backlit?

People act like Apple charges $900 for the product because they feel like it. It's a high quality display made with high quality materials. Things add up. Are they taking in a high profit margin on the displays? Probably, but I think $900 is a fair price for the first gen of such a display...anyone remember when the aluminum ACDs were released? The 20" was $1,299. It's technology. That's how it works.

You make good points, but it's still way overpriced in my opionion. I don't need an isight, I have a macbook pro, I don't need built in speakers, they're most likely ****** (although I've heard they are decent) but my sound system is much better, it is plastic, I have a charge my laptop.

The Dell is plastic, it has a USB hub, with 4 ports actually (+1 on the apple cinema display). ACD has a display port and.... oh wait nothing else. I have 2x dvi, 2x HDMI, display port, VGA, audio/video, and s-video.

Don't get me wrong the ACD is a great display and I would love to own one, but for how much it is, I'd much rather pickup the dell for $400 cheaper and get more options, in a sense. I like the previous ACD design better than the new 24" too.

SPEEDwithJJ
Mar 15, 2009, 01:40 AM
I've had the 23" for a while. Its a good monitor. Here's some pics from over the years...


What is that desk lamp?

UMHurricanes34
Mar 15, 2009, 08:34 AM
You make good points.

I got what I wanted,

Thanks ;)

bobfitz14
Mar 15, 2009, 09:37 AM
(reasons to buy Apple display)

(reasons to buy Dell display)

you both made some pretty good points as to why some one should buy either one of those!:)

St0rMl0rD
Mar 15, 2009, 10:48 AM
Just got the 30"!

Unboxing Pictures Here (http://gallery.me.com/tjunkers#100322&view=grid&bgcolor=black&sel=15)

http://gallery.me.com/tjunkers/100322/DSC02398/web.jpg?ver=12365514040001

Where did you get the Dwight Schrute??? :D

-J

LeoFio
Mar 15, 2009, 02:05 PM
My 23" purchased in August.


For those of you who are on the edge of purchasing the 20" or 23", just get the 23 incher, otherwise you will always keep wondering what it would be like with the larger screen, or a year from now you will wish you spent the couple extra hundred for the few extra inches. Going from the 23" to the 30" is an easier yes or no decision since it's an extra $1000!

jeffreyk
Mar 15, 2009, 02:21 PM
The Dell is plastic, it has a USB hub, with 4 ports actually (+1 on the apple cinema display). ACD has a display port and.... oh wait nothing else. I have 2x dvi, 2x HDMI, display port, VGA, audio/video, and s-video. Don't get me wrong the ACD is a great display and I would love to own one, but for how much it is, I'd much rather pickup the dell for $400 cheaper and get more options, in a sense. I like the previous ACD design better than the new 24" too.

The cost difference is why I also opted for the Dell 30-inch 3007WFP-HC monitor instead of the 30-inch ACD. I added a Logitech Webcam and the savings still came to nearly $400. I would have also loved to own the Apple but the Dell was a great monitor for the price. I usually don't use extra ports on the monitor so that wasn't factored into the decision.

adamvk
Mar 15, 2009, 04:20 PM
My 23" purchased in August.


For those of you who are on the edge of purchasing the 20" or 23", just get the 23 incher, otherwise you will always keep wondering what it would be like with the larger screen, or a year from now you will wish you spent the couple extra hundred for the few extra inches. Going from the 23" to the 30" is an easier yes or no decision since it's an extra $1000!

Nice setup....

The thing with me is that I originally wanted to spend $350 or so on a 24" Dell LCD. Then I decided if I could find a 20" ACD on ebay for $300 or so I'd buy that. However I can't really find ANY 23" ACD's on eBay, and I'm having problems finding them anywhere else since most places online just have the 24" LED ACD and the 30" ACD. So right now the 20" ACD looks like the winner :)

If you can find places that sell the 23" ACD for under $600, please post them.

CGremby
Mar 15, 2009, 04:26 PM
I've seen alot of ACD's that have dead pixels. Is that commen on these monitors?

Robbbin
Mar 15, 2009, 05:08 PM
Here's my adition to this thread.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/RobinH/MacbookPro/dsc01678.jpg
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/RobinH/MacbookPro/dsc01680.jpg
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/RobinH/MacbookPro/dsc01681.jpg
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/RobinH/MacbookPro/dsc01682.jpg

If you can find places that sell the 23" ACD for under $600, please post them.

Here you go: 23" Cinema Display $525 (http://www.applepalace.com/apple-mac/apple-monitors/cinema-displays/23-inch-apple-hd-cinema-display-used-m9178ll-a.asp)

This happens to be a pretty good shop, I bought some parts for building a mac pro from them. Though never finished that project and sold the items on eBay.

boneca
Mar 15, 2009, 05:51 PM
here's my triple 20" setup, left connected to MacBook, center and right to the PC.

bwiissofly
Mar 15, 2009, 06:11 PM
Robbbin - please share the wallpaper.

Robbbin
Mar 15, 2009, 06:24 PM
I found it yesterday on deviantart, don't remember the link. It was in the wallpapers section. I'll attach the 1920x1200 version with this post. There was a signature at the bottom-right, but I photoshopped it away... I hate signatures on wallpapers.

aaquib
Mar 15, 2009, 07:24 PM
here's my triple 20" setup, left connected to MacBook, center and right to the PC.

:eek: Nice!

Croatian
Mar 15, 2009, 08:59 PM
Here is my ACD ... love this damn thing :)

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7096/img4757j.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1981/img4761u.jpg

adamvk
Mar 15, 2009, 09:17 PM
Here's my adition to this thread.



Here you go: 23" Cinema Display $525 (http://www.applepalace.com/apple-mac/apple-monitors/cinema-displays/23-inch-apple-hd-cinema-display-used-m9178ll-a.asp)

This happens to be a pretty good shop, I bought some parts for building a mac pro from them. Though never finished that project and sold the items on eBay.

Thank you very much for the link. :)

For some reason I've had problems finding the 23" ACD.

geekindisguise
Mar 15, 2009, 09:22 PM
Here's my adition to this thread.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/RobinH/MacbookPro/dsc01682.jpg




What is that little thing on the wall? Is it a monitor mount? Can you not attach the ACD to it?

suMMx
Mar 15, 2009, 09:26 PM
What is that little thing on the wall? Is it a monitor mount? Can you not attach the ACD to it?

it's a vesa compliant mount, something the acd is not compatible with without an adapter at an additional cost...


http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9649G/A?fnode=MTY1NDA5OQ&mco=MjE0NTg4Ng

suMMx
Mar 15, 2009, 09:27 PM
i like the look and functionally of thew new acds and i'd probably buy one if I felt they were at least trying to be competitive with their pricing.

Bwa
Mar 15, 2009, 09:44 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/3055540069_90894fa893_b.jpg

Back of my 2 x 30"s.

geekindisguise
Mar 15, 2009, 10:45 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/3055540069_90894fa893_b.jpg

Back of my 2 x 30"s.

How do you like the monitor arms? I want to get some, but am still looking. How much flexibility is there?

Cycom
Mar 15, 2009, 10:57 PM
Here is my ACD ... love this damn thing :)

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7096/img4757j.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1981/img4761u.jpg

Croatian: what's that white thing next to ACD?

TK B$K
Mar 16, 2009, 12:38 AM
Croatian: what's that white thing next to ACD?

That would be a Airport Extreme BaseStation if your talking about the white thing to the right of the screen, to the left looks maybe like a crazy external Hard Drive

Pika
Mar 16, 2009, 04:24 AM
I have the Apple 24" LED cinema display.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/3486321462_700c61e497_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3578/3486661398_a2ea5f5166_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/3486663978_cd22f1197d_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/3486668960_a1b7925936_b.jpg

A few of us have been saying for a while now that we expect Apple to discontinue the current family of aluminium Cinema Displays and replace it with two ranges – one appealing to the consumer market, and one appealing to professionals.

I think when the 24" LED Cinema Display was launched, a lot of people (myself included) assumed that the new 24" panel was a straight replacement for the discontinued 23" panel. Perhaps in hindsight that isn't the case. After all, nowhere on Apples website does it say that the new 24" LED Cinema Display is a professional product? Indeed it is touted as the a must-have MacBook 'accessory'.

Perhaps the 24" LED Cinema Display is simply the first product to be announced in the consumer family? The inclusion of the glossy display, speakers, MagSafe adaptor and iSight camera might suggest this. 'Cinema Display' is also more suited to a consumer product in my opinion.

So do you think Apple is about to launch a second family of 'Studio Displays' aimed at the professional market?

However these days I think Apple is catering more toward consumers. The bulk of its sales are starting to be regular consumers and Apple doesn't have to depend on creative professionals for sales anymore. I think you can see this in Apple's product lines, especially its updated product lines. So while it would be nice for Apple to have 2 display lineups, I don't think it will happen. Apple's lineup has always been simple and small and I think they want to keep it that way, especially in this economy. The more offerings you have, the more expensive your operating costs are. In this economy the expenses may outweigh the potential extra income.

adamvk
Mar 16, 2009, 07:21 AM
I have the Apple 24" LED cinema display.


A few of us have been saying for a while now that we expect Apple to discontinue the current family of aluminium Cinema Displays and replace it with two ranges one appealing to the consumer market, and one appealing to professionals.

I think when the 24" LED Cinema Display was launched, a lot of people (myself included) assumed that the new 24" panel was a straight replacement for the discontinued 23" panel. Perhaps in hindsight that isn't the case. After all, nowhere on Apples website does it say that the new 24" LED Cinema Display is a professional product? Indeed it is touted as the a must-have MacBook 'accessory'.

Perhaps the 24" LED Cinema Display is simply the first product to be announced in the consumer family? The inclusion of the glossy display, speakers, MagSafe adaptor and iSight camera might suggest this. 'Cinema Display' is also more suited to a consumer product in my opinion.

So do you think Apple is about to launch a second family of 'Studio Displays' aimed at the professional market?

However these days I think Apple is catering more toward consumers. The bulk of its sales are starting to be regular consumers and Apple doesn't have to depend on creative professionals for sales anymore. I think you can see this in Apple's product lines, especially its updated product lines. So while it would be nice for Apple to have 2 display lineups, I don't think it will happen. Apple's lineup has always been simple and small and I think they want to keep it that way, especially in this economy. The more offerings you have, the more expensive your operating costs are. In this economy the expenses may outweigh the potential extra income.

I hope they launch "studio displays" with non-glossy screens. That would be nice Apple. :)

Bwa
Mar 16, 2009, 08:12 AM
How do you like the monitor arms? I want to get some, but am still looking. How much flexibility is there?

That's an Ergotron LX. Highly recommend it and any of the non-NeoFlex Ergotron stuff. The LX is around $115 at Amazon. I have some cheap Monoprice wall-mounts for other LCDs that don't matter, and the Ergotron stuff is well worth the price.

Croatian
Mar 16, 2009, 09:00 AM
Croatian: what's that white thing next to ACD?

On the right it's Airport Extreme and on the left is Synology DS207+ 2TB HD Space

Croatian
Mar 16, 2009, 09:01 AM
That would be a Airport Extreme BaseStation if your talking about the white thing to the right of the screen, to the left looks maybe like a crazy external Hard Drive

hahah your right, and it's an Synology DS2007+ as server more or less or as i see it a really nice external Hard Drive

Mike Teezie
Mar 16, 2009, 01:32 PM
Here's my two 23's:

http://michaeljordanphotography.com/images/mr/displays.jpg

Edit - thought I should add - the Mac Pro drives them both, I don't have the Macbook Pro hooked to either of them.

tonie
Mar 16, 2009, 01:38 PM
delete..

tonie
Mar 16, 2009, 01:39 PM
*cough* Does it have built-in speakers and a webcam? Is it made from high quality materials or is it plastic? Built in USB hub? Does it charge your MacBook? Is it LED backlit?

People act like Apple charges $900 for the product because they feel like it. It's a high quality display made with high quality materials. Things add up. Are they taking in a high profit margin on the displays? Probably, but I think $900 is a fair price for the first gen of such a display...anyone remember when the aluminum ACDs were released? The 20" was $1,299. It's technology. That's how it works.

HAHAHA go ahead and spend 800--+ on the apple while we spend our saving money somewhere else.

Brien
Mar 16, 2009, 01:52 PM
it's a vesa compliant mount, something the acd is not compatible with without an adapter at an additional cost...


http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9649G/A?fnode=MTY1NDA5OQ&mco=MjE0NTg4Ng

I didn't think the 24" LED was compatible with the adapter, nor was there a new one announced. The hinge mechanism is more like the iMac's on the new display.

allmIne
Mar 16, 2009, 02:06 PM
Here's mine. It's a 20 inch.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2410/img0028dw0.jpg

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/2369/img0030sj0.jpg

Excuse image quality, taken on iPhone.

And Tonie, I remember exactly when the 20 inch was released - I bought it a few days after, and paid 1000GBP for it! Shocking!

CGremby
Mar 16, 2009, 02:40 PM
I'm still wondering aout the 20" and the 23". The 20" is at a very good price right now, used one. But is it to small? Got 20" now, and would like to upgrade, but the price...
Though, I've seen some used Apple monitors on the internet that's having some pixel issues. Have you noticed that?

boneca
Mar 16, 2009, 03:57 PM
I'm still wondering aout the 20" and the 23". The 20" is at a very good price right now, used one. But is it to small? Got 20" now, and would like to upgrade, but the price...
Though, I've seen some used Apple monitors on the internet that's having some pixel issues. Have you noticed that?

I have 3 20", 2 I bought brand new, one I got last month used for $250. None of them have any pixel issues.
I wouldn't mind having 3 x 23" ACD but as you said price is very high.

adamvk
Mar 17, 2009, 07:53 PM
I have 3 20", 2 I bought brand new, one I got last month used for $250. None of them have any pixel issues.
I wouldn't mind having 3 x 23" ACD but as you said price is very high.

Where did you get it for $250?

boneca
Mar 17, 2009, 08:36 PM
Where did you get it for $250?

eBay.

darklighter
Mar 17, 2009, 09:20 PM
Ya, but most people can't afford a $900 LCD. I mean honestly who would even buy it? For a little more you can get a refurbished 24" iMac.

Apple needs to maintain a cheaper LCD so that more people can buy it, and less people can complain. If Apples' 24" LED was their cheapest LCD, I think that Apple would hear ALOT of complaining.

Oh I agree it's overpriced, but they don't care.

MovieCutter
Mar 17, 2009, 10:42 PM
Oh I agree it's overpriced, but they don't care.

I got mine for $600...just look around.

Malfoy
Mar 17, 2009, 10:57 PM
I got mine for $600...just look around.

I think I might have to now that you said that. Now if I could only get rid of my 30...

MovieCutter
Mar 17, 2009, 11:02 PM
I think I might have to now that you said that. Now if I could only get rid of my 30...

Yeah, picked a 2nd one off of Craigslist today for $600...pixel-perfect :cool:

Malfoy
Mar 17, 2009, 11:08 PM
Yeah, picked a 2nd one off of Craigslist today for $600...pixel-perfect :cool:

craigs list here (Rochester) isn't so plentiful. :(

diotav
Mar 18, 2009, 08:27 AM
Here's my two 23's:

[IMG]

Edit - thought I should add - the Mac Pro drives them both, I don't have the Macbook Pro hooked to either of them.You bought them at the same time? Looks like a big difference in lightning?!

Mike Teezie
Mar 18, 2009, 11:07 AM
You bought them at the same time? Looks like a big difference in lightning?!

Yes, I bought them at the same time. The difference in appearance is just because of the way the flash was pointed - both 23's are perfectly identical.

Mark-Mac-Attack
Mar 18, 2009, 05:29 PM
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l235/mdjones3000/DSC08563.jpg

30"

bld44
Mar 18, 2009, 10:49 PM
My two 23's:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/3137113876_528b154d31_o.jpg

adamvk
Mar 19, 2009, 04:23 PM
I got mine for $600...just look around.

Wow thats awesome...I wish I could find that on my craigslist, but Chicago's craigslist sucks when it comes to technology.

Also very nice setup^