What type of monitor is this?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MrUnknown, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013

    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
  2. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Offhand, I'd say it could be a Dell Ultrasharp.
  3. macrumors 603

    Jun 30, 2007
    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

    Mar 5, 2012
    Same, I think it is an HDTV that they are just showing the mirror option with the laptop and ATV on the HDTV.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Jan 13, 2011
    That one comes quite close:
  6. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2005
    Birmingham, UK
  7. macrumors 68030


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    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

    Jul 28, 2013
    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

    Jul 28, 2013
    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.


    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


    Very interesting SamOr, I read your link in amazement :)
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2012
    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

    Jul 28, 2013
    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!!!!!!!
  12. macrumors 68030


    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.
  13. macrumors 68030


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    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

    Feb 9, 2011
    The same TV they use on their Airplay page:

    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:

    Under the photo is the text:
  15. macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2007
    Northern VA, USA
    Looks closer to a Pioneer Elite plasma based upon the bezel, base, and having seen Apple use the Pioneer Elite in stores before.
  16. macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    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.
  17. macrumors newbie


    Jun 11, 2013
    hong kong
    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

    Jul 28, 2013
    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.


    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.


    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.
  19. macrumors 601

    May 21, 2009
    Looks like a cheap tv from years back

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