How to tell what cinema display I'm getting (in store)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gootz, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. gootz macrumors member

    gootz

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    I'm ready to pick up a 23" ACD from my local Apple store now that the price has dropped and specs are up. My question is, if I go in this week how can I tell if the display I'm getting is the newer specs or if they are dumping existing stock? I called the store and they are clueless. They said prices are down but the specs are the same. I want to pay cash otherwise I would order online. What to do??
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    Do they have newer specs? Just buy from the online store. Chances are it is the new one.
     
  3. gootz thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, specs are up and I woud buy online but I have cash in hand and live 10 min. from an Apple store.
     
  4. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure nothing changed but the price. The ACDs didn't get updated today or anything.
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, better contrast ratio and brightness.

    To the OP: if you can (and since your local Apple store seems clueless), I'd go with the suggestion of buying online. It's a drag to have to wait for shipping, but I'd prefer that over getting an older model. I don't know how quickly the stores would have updated stock.. but I imagine there's probably still a good lot of older ones still out there since it's only just been silently released.
     
  6. gootz thread starter macrumors member

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    The 20" display now has a brightness of 300 cd/m2 (up from 250 cd/m2), and the 23" display has a brightness of 400 cd/m2 (up from 270 cd/m2). Both models also now feature 700:1 contrast ratios (both up from 400:1). The 30" display remains at 400 cd/m2 and a 700:1 contrast ratio.
     
  7. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    The front page says differently. :rolleyes: :p
     
  8. gootz thread starter macrumors member

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    Any one buy one in store this week and get a new one?
     
  9. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    im thinking of getting a second one myself.

    however. i have an older spec'd 23" that's gonna bug the crap out of me i bet. ( even though they will have matched calibration profiles )


    it currently is very distracting looking at the dell 24" then at the ACD 23" due to the inherent brightness and higher contrast of the dell.

    ..maybe i should get an older one ;) haha. I bet they will firesale them at applestores, ( i can use my employee discount on top )
     
  10. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Go to the bank, pick up an AMEX gift card with that cash, BOOM!, order the cinema display online. Like whoa.
     

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