Say goodbye 22' Cinema

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  1. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    so for anyone out there who is looking for a new monitor look no further then formac's latest 20.1 LCD. the sucker goes for $1,700 and worth every penny.

    Apple Cinema Display
    Size (Ratio) 22" (16:10)
    Resolution 1,600 by 1,024
    Color-accurate NO
    Viewing Angle 160º h&v
    Brightness 180 nits
    Contrast 300:1
    Pixel Response 40ms
    LCD Quality Good
    Pixel anomaly Up to 10 dead pixels
    Warranty 1 year
    Interface ADC

    Formac gallery 2010 The Formac Benefit
    size 20.1" (5:4) Only 12% less screen area, but +17% more workspace
    Resolution 1,600 by 1,200
    Color-accurate YES
    Viewing Angle 170º h&v Accurate calibration possible
    Brightness 250 nits +40% brighter images/colors
    Contrast 500:1 +70% sharper images
    Pixel Response 10-25ms 4x faster (no ghosting)
    LCD Quality Better
    Pixel anomaly Up to 2 dead pixels 5x less dead pixels
    Warranty 3 years No CARE plan necessary
    Interface ADC FDC (ADC +DVI) Macintosh & PC compatible

    if this isn't a clue for apple to get of their feet and give us a 19-20 LCD at MWP then I don't know what is. the numbers speak for themselves. they look just as good as apple's LCDs, they have the same 2 port USB hub in the back. I know if they don't upgrade their monitors before end of september im going with formac. sorry apple

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  2. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    Wonderfull Display!!!!!! just Wonderfull!!! Apple better come with an answer to this! I Love the Apple Displays but this is trully a Wonderfull Display! And is 60% cheaper then a 22' Apple Display here in Portugal... going to save my money to buy this baby! Im trully amazed! Unbeatable Price!
     
  3. vniow macrumors G4

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    Too bad the Formac isn't a wide-aspect ratio like the Cinema. :(
     
  4. nixd2001 macrumors regular

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    If you're thinking just in terms of workable pixels (rather than actual display area), a tasteful piece of sticky tape could make it into a widescreen display with the same number of pixels as Apple :D
     
  5. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Slightly off topic...are there other non-apple moniters that support macs (that is they use ADC)?
     
  6. vniow macrumors G4

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    Besides Apple, Formac's the only one that's got an ADC connection. All the rest are DVI or VGA. :)
     
  7. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    I agree with edvniow on that one.

    It's not the size as such, it's the aspect ratio and dpi.

    a 22" 16:9 ratio monitor with a 1600 x 1024 resolution is going to be far easier on the eyes than a 20.1" 12:9 ratio monitor at 1600 x 1200, every 21" CRT I've ever used at 1600 x 1200 has seemed too high res to be confortable to stare at all day and I've dropped it down to 1280 x 960 to be bearable. That's a trinitron screen with an 85hz refresh rate aswell, not some bargain basement monitor either.

    I know LCDs are going to suit some people more than others but if anything I'd still go for a 22" apple LCD over the formac if the prices were a little more in my range at least.
     
  8. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i believe that formac is the only brand. personally i think the style of formac displays come very close to being apple displays withouht the apple logo branded on them. the only issue is the widescreen factor. eventhough the 22 cinema really is 16x10 i don't mind formacs 5x4 ratio. the rest of numbers speak for themselves

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  9. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah but a 21' CRT does not have 20.1 viewable. You need to go for a 22' CRT to have 20 inches in screen room.

    also if the 17' iMac can be 1440 by 900 then 1600 by 1200 wont kill the formacs vision with three extra inches.

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  10. Rags macrumors member

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    I sure wouldn't mind having a 17 foot iMac display ;) Just kidding with ya ;)
     
  11. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Re: Say goodbye 22' Cinema

    Wow, I'm impressed with the contrast ratio...500:1! And the pixel response...very good. Heck, when I said before that I'd rather get two 17" studio displays than a 22"? I changed my mind...I'll take two of these!...its even better than the 23" cinema display! For the same amount of money...well sorta. Of course, I myself need a bit more money...:(
     
  12. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Really? I'd rather have the 21 foot CRT that tyler mentioned before that! ;) I'm playin' wit ya also :D
     
  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Say goodbye 22' Cinema

    Do you work for Formac?;)

    That's a great monitor...and Apple has definitely been resting on old tech in their LCDs...

    I say a refresh across the whole line is in order.
     
  14. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Say goodbye 22' Cinema

    no i don't, I'm just liek the rest of you guys, a loyal mac fanatic.

    i just see what seems to be a great buy and try to anounce the premieres to you guys how are frustrated with apple's LCD lately. I think after Paris we'll be a lot happier.

    tyler
     
  15. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Nice Monitor

    I think they'll want to eventually trim the edges on their LCD's

    I'm looking to move to at least dual 17" LCD's someday and I like what companies like Sony and Nec are doing with their Thin Frames

    Gimme two of these side by side

    [​IMG]

    or these

    [​IMG]
     
  16. vniow macrumors G4

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    That NEC on'e nice. I just wish their dead-pixel policy was a little better. :(
     

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