What type of monitor is this?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I need some help. I've looked everywhere. I am in the market to buy a new monitor and saw the following picture on apple's website (Picture Below)

    What type/ brand is that black monitor connected to the MacBook Air?
    I've attached a photo below:

    Screen Shot 2013-07-28 at 4.09.25 AM.png
     
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    Offhand, I'd say it could be a Dell Ultrasharp.
     
  3. macrumors 603

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    I would say it's a "generic" HDTV with AirPlay. Why would another brand monitor be in an (maybe) Apple promo shot with an AppleTV to boot?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Same, I think it is an HDTV that they are just showing the mirror option with the laptop and ATV on the HDTV.
     
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    It's not connected to the MacBook. Look in the lower right, there is an Apple TV there. So as others said, it's just a generic HDTV.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is connected to the MacBook because the screen depicts the Mac OS X Maverick OS, in addition to the apple tv.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple has been known to display rival products alongside its products once in while.For example, in 2002, Apple displayed a Nec monitor EA23 without the logo connected to its Mac Mini.

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    Thank you MacMan, I will look into the Dell UltraSharps. I wish there was a monitor without logos that looked asthetically nice as the apple cinema displays. :D

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    Very interesting SamOr, I read your link in amazement :)
     
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    ctyrider

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    All monitors have logos on the front, including Apple's displays.

    My advise - spring up for Apple Thunderbolt Display, and don't bother with 3rd-party screens. ATD integrates with MacBooks like nothing else - single-cable Thunderbolt connection and built in MagSafe = very clean setup.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you ctyrider for the advice. I am a little torn between a cinema display and MacBook air. Both are the same price, I feel like I am ripping myself off by getting a display from apple, but cutting my self short if I get the MacBook air. Too many choices!!!!!!!
     
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    macs4nw

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    The bezel on the SONY you're suggesting, is much wider.

    It's probably a generic model, photo-shopped to deliberately make specific identification impossible, as they may not want to recommend/support any specific brand of monitor.

    If a monitor like that specifically appeals to you, manufacturers' websites are going to be your best friend, or a visit to BestBuy or a similar store may do the trick. If those two options still won't tell you the brand and model, as a last resort, I'd say phone APPLE's PR dept.
     
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    That's demonstrating the ability in Mavericks to use an Apple TV to extend your desktop. So it's not "physically" connected to the MacBook, the MacBook is using it as an external display via Wi-Fi.
     
  14. macrumors 601

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    The same TV they use on their Airplay page:
    http://www.apple.com/airplay/

    That doesn't mean it's a monitor wired to the MacBook. Why would Apple randomly include the ATV if their intent is to demonstrate the Air wired to an external monitor?

    Always consider context. Your photo appears to be from:
    http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/#gallery-multiple-displays-airplay

    Under the photo is the text:
     
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    Looks closer to a Pioneer Elite plasma based upon the bezel, base, and having seen Apple use the Pioneer Elite in stores before.
     
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    Pioneer no longer produces the Elite. Also, comparing the picture to my Pioneer Elite the bezels are different. Mine are quite a bit wider especially the sides.
     
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    er...hello. it's an advert, which means it doesn't have to bear any relation to a real situation at all. all those elements will probably have been compiled in photoshop. it's generic and will look and do the same thing as thousands of other tvs out there. i don't see what's so special about it. why not go to the shop and have a look what they have. you may even find a better tv.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you CLuv for the information. I checked on Amazon to see the price for fun and OMG! that thing is expensive. Still not quite the image match, but if you find anything close please post. Again, Thank You.

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    You are absolutely right Macs4nw, I should try the PR dept. I have tried looking everywhere, but nothing seems to come close. I am starting to feel that it is just a photoshop image, but worth a try to ask on Macrumors. Thank you for the posting Macs4nw.

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    I had a feeling that it may have been photoshop, it was worth a try asking on macrumors. It is something about that monitor/tv that attracted my attention. I can't sleep without finding out what it is :) Thank you for the posting urbanforces. If you find something close, please update me.
     
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