Apple Poll (Please vote!!)

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  1. Mac2004 macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone....

    Answer my poll question...

    In your opinion what Apple Cinema Display monitor is the overall best one made so far?? (resolution, design, overall quality, brightness, LCD screen, etc.)?

    (HD=High Definition)


    A. Older 23 inch Apple Cinema HD Display (clear plastic translucent frame)

    B. Older 20 inch Apple Cinema HD Display (clear plastic translucent frame)

    C. Newer 20 inch Apple Cinema Display (brushed aluminum frame)

    D. Newer 23 inch Apple Cinema HD Display (brushed aluminum frame)

    Just type A, B, C, or D in your response and add any short notes if you have time.... I did not include the high end 30 inch in my poll as most people can't afford that anyway. I have included a photo of the older Apple Cinema Display (below) so you know which one I am talking about.
     

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The new and old 20" sport the same resolution (1680x1050), why do you mark one up as HD and not the other? :confused:
     
  3. Mac2004 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The new 20 inch display is not HD from what I hear
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    HD is defined by resolution, if they're both the same resolution then they're either both NOT HD, or both ARE HD.
     
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  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    D of course! It's the best spec'd panel there!
     
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    D is the best, but i like the looks of A better :)
     
  8. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    d. except for the reported pink tinge of course.
     
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    D - but you better buy me one so i can test it out to make sure! ill try it for a couple years then let you know my progress throught my use!
     
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  14. emw macrumors G4

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    I agree with D.

    Note that the reported pink tinge is apparently caused by the fact that the lamps are directly behind the screen, vs. at the top and/or bottom. Since you're looking, essentially, right at the lamps, it causes a slight pinkish tinge (that can be eliminated through monitor calibration).
     
  15. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Of your list definitely D. I'm dreaming of the 30" though.
     
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  18. morkintosh macrumors regular

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    wasn't there a 22" HD at one point ... ?

    let me add to the pointlessness: D gets my vote
     
  19. morkintosh macrumors regular

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    or maybe which one are you using? Because really I would have to vote for F: 30" cinema display
     
  20. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Yup! 1600x1024. The new (and old) 20" displays have a higher res than that though!
     
  21. Mac2004 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Overall I think the older 23 inch display is nicer. I have both the new and the old and I think the older 23 inch is made of better quality, looks better on a desk, etc.

    I think if you were to put the old 23 next to the new 23 on a desk most people would want the old one if they didn't know whicjh one was old and which one was new. Just a thought....

    I took 2 of my friends in a store that know nothing about computers and they pointed towards the old 23 inch display when I asked them which one looked nicer.
     

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