Did Apple update the 23" Cinema Display this year?

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  1. California macrumors 68040

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    I know there was a slight revision to the 20" Apple Cinema Display -- from 400 to 1 contrast ratio bumped up to 700 to 1 this year.

    Did the 23" Displays also get a slight spec bump?
     
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  3. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't understand your answer -- you mean the specs stayed the same or that the contrast ratio was bumped on the 23" as well as the 20"?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    All three models were bumped...all went from 400:1 contrast ratio to 700:1. The brightnesses also were bumped...20" went from 250 cd/m^2 to 300 cd/m^2, while the 23" and 30" went to 400 cd/m^2 from 270 cd/m^2.
     
  5. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing when the displays had their prices dropped, they all got updated.
     
  6. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Yes they did. But unfortunatly, we still can't get a new here in Europe, too much old stock! :mad:
     
  7. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    yuck..really? that's a long time to still not have any new screens.. you people should order more monitors! :p
     
  8. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    How can I find out the 23" ACD i am going to buy (today or in the near future) is going to be the updated version, not the previous version? Does it say something on the box? I don't recall ACD's box (package box) shows the detailed spec. Is the serial # the only way to tell if you are picking it up at the retail store?
     
  9. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    afaik, the serial number is the only way to tell when the acd was produced - you'll then just need to confirm the one you are purchasing was produced after the update earlier this year. if you really want to be sure, you could go to get one at a retail store, have them bring one up for you to "inspect", note the serial number before you pay for it, run to an open mac with an internet connection, go to this site, and check the production date.

    i can't recall the timing of the update, but i think that you're pretty much sure to get an updated ACD at this point if you buy new, at least in the u.s.
     

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