Thinking about a 23" Cinema Display.

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  1. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    Alright so here's my situation. My plan was to get a 23" Cinema Display and a MacBook Pro at the end of the year, when they have Merom.

    I am however getting into some audio stuff (Digital Performer), and my 15" Apple Studio Display (Flat Panel) is a bit small for working with DP.

    My Dual 1.25Ghz G4 tower has a DVI port on the video card, (Radeon 9000 Pro/64mb), so that would drive a 23" moniter right? It wouldn't drive a 30" though.... am I right on that?

    So, i'm thinking of buying the moniter now, and then using it with the MBP when I get the MBP later. I am worried though, that they'll be a price slash, or a upgrade even, on the moniters. Is it possible that by the fall (perhaps with the release of the mac pro?) they'll be new moniters?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Very likely to be new (built-in iSight perhaps?) monitors as new panels come out - but unlikely to be a price 'slash'.
     
  3. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    i agree -- no price slash. might find a deal on refurb, especially in store. there have been several threads on great in-store prices on refurb panels.

    i'm not a big fan of the onboard iSight -- i still prefer my original iSight, as i can put it where i want.

    i would love to replace my 22" ACD with the newer AL 23", but so far i can find no reason other than 'want'. best monitor i have ever owned. still makes friends gasp/drool when they see it in action.
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    What is the native resolution of 22 inch ACD?

    To the OP: get 23 incher now, as I see you NEED it. Dont bother waiting - it can take more time than you planned. I bet you WILL notice an increase in pixels after you get 1920x1200 monitor compared to your current 1024x768 :D :cool:
     
  5. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    1600 x 1024. the 22" was the only native DVI ACD until the newer AL stuff came out.
     
  6. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure the Radeon 9000 has DVI? I thought it only had ADC and VGA.
     
  7. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It has ADC and DVI. I'm sure.
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    1600x1024 isnt 16:10, is this right?
     
  9. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    ADC and DVI and came with the DVI to VGA thingy in the box. using one right now! (9000>DVI>VGA>sucky old 17" LCD that someone gave me because it broke).

    it's listed as 16:10, but that's not really correct. close enough for me. fun to watch widescreen movies on.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    If you need the 23" ACD now, then I say to just go and purchase the current version. If and when Apple releases new ACDs, I doubt that we will see a reduction in price- or a small one if there is.
     
  11. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    applecare

    not sure if it matters to you
    BUT- if you buy the monitor W/ the MBP (or any machine for that matter)
    you get applecare for free

    if you buy them seperate (like i did) -- then NO apple care is available for you

    (or @ least this is how it was a year ago)

    else- yea- i'd expect new monitors soon
    it has been a while since the last update
    more importantly- new things have 'come out'
    such as the isight built in idea...etc
    so... expect something new something/sometime soon
     
  12. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah.. the built in iSight would make me wait. I better just wait in that case..

    Thanks.
     
  13. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    I'm hoping for newer ACD's with the new PowerMacs in August. Probably with much better specs then they have now, although Apple secretly updated the specs a bit 2 months ago. The specs of the current ACD's are 3 years old and the response time is heavily outdated (14ms, this was 16ms before the quiet update).
     

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