17-inch LCD EOL'd?

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    MacWhispers claims the 17-inch Studio Display has been End of Life'd as of May 2003, and hints at a new 16:10 screen in the works.
  2. macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    Re: 17-inch LCD EOL'd?

    Ahh, welcome old friend. It's good to have you back. I've missed this rumor. It's been around so long that I feel like I know it well like a close friend. Hopefully some day it may come true. I think it is ever more likely now that we have a wide screen 17" PowerBook.
  3. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    I've been waiting for this to happen and if you take into account that all the LCDs are getting reworked, well this just makes sense having all the LCDs the same aspect ratio.

    That's going to be a nice screen and I wonder if the new LCDs will come down in price again? That would be very nice. :D

  4. macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2002
    What a lineup

    17" Cinema
    20" Cinema
    23" Cinema HD
    30" Cinema Rediculous

    All Widescreen Portables

    Tablet/Digital Hub/Communication Device

    970 in Everything

    This is not an impossibility within the next year.
  5. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Gah, I love my current 17" iMac, I hope this:
    a) aint true
    b) comes out with a better model
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2001
    Montgomery, AL USA
    I like the aspect ratio of the current 17s. At least I should be able to pick one of the current ones up for cheap. :|
  7. macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)

    Isn't the 17" iMac a widescreen?
  8. macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2002
    the current 17" display, while being the only of its brethren to not sport a widescreen aspect ratio, is also the only who still has the graphite-colored Apple logo, rather than the newer chrome color.

    i doubt we'll be seeing much more this model.
  9. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Why yes, the 17" iMac is a widescreen. As a matter of fact, they are the same widescreen dimensions as the 17" Powerbook.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    pointless fact: apparently women find widescreen displays more comfortable than men do. :confused:
  11. macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2003
    Yes, and I believe what Apple did, what they took the 17" iMac screen and basically builty the 17" PowerBook around it.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2003
    Montréal, Canada
    That is exactly what they did, as that is what Steve Job said when he introduced it in MWSF

  13. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 24, 2002
    Greenville SC
    Supposedly Apple is working with Kodak on ...

    an OLED .... same letters just juxtaposed.

    I suspect that sometime next year flat panel iMacs and the "new device" announced soon will have OLEDs.

    There was a mention in a slashdot post a while back about the iPod having an OLED on it.
  14. macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2002
    Re: Supposedly Apple is working with Kodak on ...

    OLEDs have too short a lifetime to be used in a machine that has a dedicated, built in display. They make sense in consumer portable because they have a much shorter expected lifetime.
  15. macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    Bradford, UK
    Bzzt, Wrong. The 17" Studio display has had a chrome Apple on the front since the 23" was launched.

    Anywho, it'd be nice if it was replaced - it has that nasty feature of not playing nice with Apple's DVi-ADC adapter..
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Umm, I bought my 17" studio Display In Aug 2002, well after the HD, and its graphite... I was at the Apple store feb of this year, the 17" is still graphite. so, All I have to say is....
    You way want to get your buzzer fixed..
  17. macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002

    Actually, the guy with the buzzer is somewhat correct -- all of the newest 17" Studio displays have the chrome logo and the "whitish" cord. The graphite logo and "silverish" cord model is from the "previous" generation. I don't know when the change occurred, but the models are different. The chrome 17" studios are brighter, despite Apple's tech specs saying they are identical. I've seen both side by side and they are not identical.

    A sure way to get the new one is to make sure the box is the "new" style. (The boxes are slightly different too). I just bought a 17" and made sure the box was the newer kind, sure enough, inside is the newer monitor.

    Anyway, back to the rumor - I have no doubt it's true......why..........because I waited for MONTHS to get the 17" widescreen, it never showed up.....of course, weeks after I buy the 17" standard they would come out with the widescreen. Steve-O, if you're reading this :p

    I have held of on my iPod and 15" PowerBook though :p

  18. macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    Bradford, UK
    My 17" at work was new in May 02 and that's one of the chrome fronted variety. Bought one for use at home in October '02 and that's also chrome.

    Do bit of research before trying to ridicule other peoples posts...
  19. macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2003
    Smart move

    If this is true, it would be a smart move. I have one of the 17" screens that shipped with the Quicksilvers and would love to switch to a widescreen.

    I wonder if the PowerBook, iMac and the new 17" LCD would all use the same part? May be a money saving technique.
  20. macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2003
    Re: Smart move

    No, actually the reason for having the same 17-incher around for so long at this point is the high cost of the LG-Philips 17-inch panel used in the iMac and PowerBook. Apple already has a price poitn of $699 established for their 17-inch desktop display. I've been told a couple of times that "management was determined to meet or beat that price point with any widescreen 17-inch display introduction." So, Apple has been working with Chi Mei this year to bring a new widescreen panel into production to fit the bill. Using the LG panel at this price point would not let Apple hit their required margins.

    Interestingly, the result is going to be a better panel, as the latest Chi Mei panels wallop the LG panels on performance (see the 20.1 inch Cinema Display panel for an example).

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