Should Apple Release Fourth Display?

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Should Apple Release A 4th Cinema Display?

  1. Yes - Make it 26.5" (Between 23" and 30")

    21 vote(s)
    20.2%
  2. Yes - But make it a different size than 26.5"

    42 vote(s)
    40.4%
  3. No - Keep the original 3 sizes

    41 vote(s)
    39.4%
  1. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    #1
    Ok. Some of us, like me, and kind of dissapointed about how Apple only makes their ACDs in 20", 23" and 30" size. I honestly need something in between 23" and 30", so I came up with this. Just a nice, simple, 26.5" Apple Cinema Display. I would actually buy one ASAP. It would perfectly fit my needs. What about you? I actually think they would make some money off this idea.
     
  2. dansgil macrumors regular

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    #2
    Personally, I want a CHEAPER 20" display. It doesn't have to be in an aluminum enclosure, or even have a USB/Firewire hub, just cheaper.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    No i don't think enought people need(NEED) it.. what would make your NEED a 26.5(does that seem like a weird number to anyone else?) you have to know that few people need a 30'' with the resolution, thats not to say people will by them because the WANT them, or just have money to waste... but few people need the massive power the 30'' Apple Cinema Display gives a user

    Maybe the could upgrade the 23'' to a 24'', to spread it our between 20'' and 23'', but not 4 displays
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    I'd love it if Apple would make a small (15") THIN display that can be hung on a wall, much as my Sony SDM-N50PS monitor is. There are times when you just need a small screen so you can see what's going on.
     
  5. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    I want an ACD becaus they look so cool, but $700 for a 20 inch seems like a lot. I have a 15 inch monitor/TV that is too small for my needs. I would like to see a 17 inch ACD.
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    the thing is if they made a 26" lcd it'd have to use DL DVI, and it'd be expensive as no one currently makes a 26" lcd of that res so apple would have to get it specially done by LG or whoever they are useing for panels these days.
     
  7. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that is kind of what I am hoping for. The only reason I want a 26.5 is assuming they keep the 23" at 23". But if they change the 23" to 24" then my needs will be met :)
     
  8. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    26.5 sounds very weird to me too.. anyways, i think most people are fine with apple's current selection, but there could be improvement in the prices. i'm not in the market for one at the moment, but if i were i would get a 20".
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    why do you need the 1 extra inch, 24" panels are 1920x1200 so you won't get any extra screen space, if you really value that extra " then just get a dell 24"
     
  10. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

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    Well, I picked that because 26" is too close to the 23", and 27" is too close to the 30" :)
     
  11. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    I think Apple needs to make a ultra thin 17 incher and a monster 42 incher that doubles as a TV minus speakers.
     
  12. FredClausen macrumors regular

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    I'd like the same thing. I don't see why Apple couldn't offer 15, 17, 20, 23 and 30 inch displays. If they lowered the prices more, or added more features at the same price point, mini users and MP users would jump at the chance of getting an ACD. I honestly don't want a 30" ACD, or a 23 or 24", but if Apple did a 17" or 19" I'd be very interested at the right price.

    One thing that I've noticed about Apple is that they seem to be limiting their market too much. One mouse. Essentially monitors for only one kind of user - those with big pockets. If Apple reached out to users with small budgets with more peripherals, but kept their pro level quality, Apple would be even more flush with cash.
     
  13. zap2 macrumors 604

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    15'' is small, smaller then Apple wants to go, however it would make the Mini a better option, as a ACD 20''+ Mac Mini is about the same as a iMac... a 17'' would be better i think. Personaly i think the best would be a price drop so the 20'' and Mini would be cheaper then a 20'' iMac
     
  14. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I'd like to see a cheaper 17" ACD (just remove some of the features), but in terms of a new display, something even bigger than the 30" would be great. a 40" would do the job perfectly :p
     
  15. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    a 17" widescreen would make sense--same resolution as the imac.
     
  16. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    i wish they add two new displays, a smaller one 15or 17 inches that is more reasonably priced and a more reasonably priceed 30 inch. maybe take out a firewire port.
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I think that a widescreen 17 inch with 1440x900 resolution would sell well since the 20 inch seems overpriced compared to the competition.
     
  18. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    i wish they add two new displays, a smaller one 15or 17 inches that is more reasonably priced and a more reasonably priceed 30 inch. maybe take out a firewire port.
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Whatever is most profitable, but I'd personally rather see Apple stick with the three displays and focus on the niceties to make them compelling as a "premium" purchase above less expensive but very nice brands like Dell. Or else / in addition, perhaps, perhaps, there'd be better value in selling a second 20" screen that was more oriented at consumers such as Mac Mini buyers, at a lower price point, and perhaps with an iSight, integrated speakers, and not necessarily SWOP certified....
     
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  21. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    some brands are doing 19" widescreens for £150, why cant apple?

    i think they should do a cheap screen to go with the mini!

    But then keep the current screens!
     
  22. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular

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    #22
    In fact, in 4Q06 Dell will be releasing a 27-inch LCD display that uses the same 1920 x 1200 resolution as their 24-inch model. The reason? Many users find the 100 dpi resolution too high and prefer the same "pixel real estate" spread out over more glass.

    For those who believe that 26.5 is too close to 23: Where was this criticism when every maker was offering a 17, 19, and a 21-inch CRT or (as Dell and others still do) a 17, 19-, and 20.1-inch LCD?
     
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    agreed, that would be ideal.
     
  24. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, I agree. I have a TV tuner, PIP and a 360 running into my Dell 24" right now. The thing is just too flexible compared to he apple display. Instead of another size, add more inputs.
     
  25. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    I think the sizes are good right now. They just NEED to lower prices.
     

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