Studio displays back?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Josias, May 29, 2006.

  1. Josias macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    #1
    I have long been wondering; why did Apple discontinue their Studio Display line (15" and 17"). They had nearly same specs as 20" and 23" ACD's, and cost less than 1/3. My mom is getting a MacMini, and she doesn't want to pay for a 20" ACD (it costs more than the computer itself). If she could get a 17" widescreen display, it would be perfect. I hope Apple will make a new 17" display for their next generation of ACD's. Not 19", since it would be too big competition for their 20 incher, and 15" is too small. The ACD's need an upgrade urgently. 14 ms is slow compared tot todays standard. Most LCD's I see have 8 or 12 ms, while some even have 4 or 2!:cool:

    Are those specs realistic (I know they aren't)?
    17" widescreen (16:10) studio display:
    1680x1050
    600 cd/m2
    800:1
    4 ms
    DVI
    179/179 viewing angle
    16.7 million colors
    2xUSB + 1xFireWire400

    20" widescreen (16:10) cinema display:
    1920x1200
    600 cd/m2
    800:1
    4 ms
    DVI
    179/179 viewing angle
    16.7 million colors
    2xUSB + 2xFireWire400

    23" widescreen (16:10) cinema display:
    2500x1600
    800 cd/m2
    1000:1
    4 ms
    Duallink DVI
    179/179 viewing angle
    16.7 million colors
    2xUSB + 2xFireWire400

    30" widescreen (16:10) cinema display:
    3840x2400 (over 9 million pixels!!!!!! :eek)
    800 cd/m2
    1000:1
    2 ms
    Duallink DVI
    179/179 viewing angle
    3.2 billion colors
    2xUSB + 2xFireWire400

    All with built-in iSight and microphone, and glossy option.

    I know I'm dreaming a bit/lot, but when Leopard comes, it gives possibilities for much higher resolutions. The ACD's have had the same resolution for 2 generations now. It's time to up it:D
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    May 19, 2002
    #2
    Apple hasn't played in the low margin printer/cheap monitor arena in a long time.

    Look around, you'll find one you like.
     
  3. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    #3
    Man that stinks. I had hoped for an affordable ACD...:(
    Well, I found this cool Samsung 19" widescreen (1440x900) combo HD-TV and computerscreen (VGA and DVI in).:cool: Oh yeah! I'm probably gonna get that.

    19" TFT Model 940MW Widescreen
    With remote and built-in TV tuner
    Resolution:1440x900 - Responsetime:8ms
    Contrast:700:1 - Lighting:300cd/m2
    Voewingangle:160/160 degrees
    VGA - DVI - Scart - Component
    Dimensions:466x406x217mm
    Weight:6.2Kg.
    HDTV ready

    4000 DKK (550 bucks).
     

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