just bought a 23" ACD, am I going to regret it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by turtlebud, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. turtlebud macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    #1
    I just upgraded my 19" CRT to a beautiful 23" ACD last week. Will I regret it with the 24" iMac released today? Does this mean that the displays are next for a refresh or a size increase?
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #2
    Well, the specs on them were just upped within the last month or so, and we're only talking about an inch...and zero pixels...if they are upgraded. So, will you regret it? Only you can answer that. *Should* you regret it? Probably not.
     
  3. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

    ZoomZoomZoom

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    #3
    This has already been discussed in another thread. But according to iGary...

     
  4. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    #4
    1920x1200 is an HD resolution so don't expect a change in resolution. Think about it though - wouldn't you rather have that resolution stretched over 23" rather than 24"? To me, the higher pixel density would be my preferred option...
     
  5. D-rock macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    City of Angels, Left Coast
    #5
    I doubt Apple will ever release a 24" LCD... moving to 24" would mean giving up S-IPS technology and moving to S-PVA (like the Dell 2407.) Apple knows that S-IPS is a much better choice for graphics pros, and I can't see them letting down such an important portion of their user base.

    my 2 cents :cool:
     
  6. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    #6
    Could you explain the differences between S-IPS and S-PVA? I wasn't aware Apple and Dell used different display technologies
     
  7. D-rock macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    City of Angels, Left Coast
    #8
    Hi NATO, I posted a thread here outlining the important differences between S-PVA and S-IPS. :cool:
     
  8. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    Location:
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    #9
    *Hugs 23" ACD*

    That was an interesting read. I knew it was a fantastic monitor first hand, but now I know a little more about why. Thanks.
     
  9. freezerburrn macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Location:
    La Habra, CA
  10. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #11
    According to the link from the LCD post...

    Apple Cinema Display 30 M9179 = 30 inch 16 ms S-IPS (LG.Philips LM300W01) panel.
     
  11. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

    Dreadnought

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Location:
    Almere, The Netherlands
    #12
    Hi turtlebud,

    Check your serialnumber at Apple's website if it is the new and improved version of the 23" ACD. There are still a lot of old ones out there. Also bought one this week and got an old one with the old specs and had to send it back unfortunately, still waiting for a new one to arrive. Couldn't tell from the outside, because there are no specs on the box or on the ACD, only by checking the serial number on Apple's website. I got a little bit suspicious when I saw a black sticker on the box saying that this device only works with a G4 or a G5. And the new ACD's are updated with the introduction of the Mac Pro.

    Furthermore, you won't regret it!! It's a beautifull display and plenty of screen!
     
  12. turtlebud thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    #13
    good advice. will do so when I get home. yes, i love working on the ACD, there is SOOO much space to work with.
     
  13. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    #14
    Cheers buddy :) Fantastic Thread!
     
  14. turtlebud thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    #15
    dreadnought, thanks for suggesting that I check - turns out that I do have an old one (I think). It said manufactured in late 2005. So apple will take it back and give me a new one with no hassle right? Would I be able to bring it into a apple store and get it replaced?

    thanks again.

    edit: okay, that was based on the apple support site by entering the serial number (2A631XXXXXX), however, checking the chipmunk site, it says
    Model: M9178 Cinema Display HD 23 inch
    Factory: 2A (China)code_to_number: 003 - W86044WXU2N

    Production year: 2006
    Production week: 31 (August)
    Production number: 3 (within this week)

    which leads me to believe that it is a new spec one. I will call applecare tomorrow just to be sure. now, what's the best way to check for dead pixels....
     

Share This Page