New LCD's, where are they?

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  1. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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    New LCD's, where are they?

    Yea. where the hell are they, are they coming are they being created,
    are they in trouble at the design building, are they going to swivel?

    Is there going to be a better contrast ratio, something more current
    like 600:1

    Is it better to buy a cinema display now or wait?
    Or will the new LCD's have white spot issues like the Alubooks.

    Is the factory that makes powerbook lcd's the same as the cinema displays?

    Whats the wait factor here, its killing me.
    I need to spend $1300. on a cinema display NOW!
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    If you need to spend money and get a cinema display now, why wait. BUY IT!!!.

    Why do people always wait? A newer version of whatever you want to buy will always be rumored about. When you need it, buy it. If you don't need it now, wait till you do and then buy it.
     
  3. stoid macrumors 601

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    The sooner you buy it, they sooner the new ones will come out. So go ahead and make the plunge. Take one for the team!

    Seriously though, you might want to hold off until WWDC if you can. If nothing is announced then, get one.
     
  4. Gherkin macrumors 6502

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    If you can wait for the WWDC, I'd just do that. There's a chance new displays will be announced there.
     
  5. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Definetely wait until WWDC. If they aren't announced then, then go ahead and buy one. The reason they've been taking so long is because they have warehouses full of them and can't get rid of them. My guess is, if they announce new ones at WWDC, the old ones will be sold for a song. If you really want to get rid of that $1300 though, I guess I could do you the favor of taking it off your hands... ;)

    JOD8FY
     
  6. thrillz3 macrumors member

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    I got the 17" display to go with my new 12" PB the other day. I figured, why wait, I want it now, and I'm only getting bottom of the line anyway.
     
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    Waiting to match the new design of the G6 no doubt. :mad:
     
  8. Grokgod thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ~Grapes911!

    Have you lost consciousness!

    Why wait, DUH!? ~

    Lets see, why a short wait for upcoming new LCD's would be an intelligent choice.

    Higher contrast ratio, crucial for high end graphics!

    The new swivel form factor! as opposed to the leg behind the wall adjustment system, like a bad pirate with a fat bum leg.

    Lower cost on older models when new ones come out.
    A penny saved is a penny earned.

    Did I say higher contrast models that would render the older units obselete.

    Buying any computer items means making certain that you buy at the tip of the wave before the crash, to get the most use out of your unit.

    What i wanted to see if anyone had any information that would insinuate that update are more than 6 months out?

    Or if anyone knew about the LCD problems from the ALUbook being translated to the new cinema display, are the made in the same factory?

    ETc,, need information,, puhlease.
     
  9. Bigheadache macrumors 6502

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    Normally I'd agree that waiting is a pointless exercise, there is always something better on the horizon.

    However, with the LCDs, the technology has progressed alot since Apple released their displays so it might be worthwhile seeing if Apple use new panels. Samsung and Benq have just announced 12ms 19inch panels according to Digitimes. Maybe Apple can source <20ms panels for some of the larger sizes as well.

    If you were to buy an Apple LCD now, you'd probably be about 2-3 generations behind.
     
  10. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Can't wait - I mean I'll Wait!

    One of those 256MB ATI X800's would work well with a new 23" Hi-Def Apple display, don't ya think? My (recently paid off) Apple credit line won't stay at $0 for long I'm afraid :p

    Dave Cook | G5 Dual 2Ghz | Viewsonic P225fb | Bose Companion 3 Speakers
     
  11. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    the same place the WMD's are.... :)
     
  12. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I think you should wait as long as possible to buy new computer stuff. But...You said it was killing you. I figured that ment your current monitor was broken or something. Like i said before. If you really need one, but it now, why wait. If you don't need it now, wait for the new ones to come out.
     
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    There are many LCDs in Japan (i.e. Sony) are CRYSTAL CLEAR!. Its like comparing glossy paper printing vs. normal paper - so I hope the new screens will be like that.
     
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  16. Grokgod thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That looks great, I love Samsung.

    But i have to have WIDESCREEN!

    HAte that static square, its SOooo 1990's
     
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    Get two :D
     
  18. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Dear Strongbad,
    According to the Znet article:
    Now... wouldn't it be great if this line of screen (aloing with a 19, 23, and 30) was used by Apple. Including, of course, a HD tuner and the new "iTV" for TiVo like application.
     

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