24" Cinema Display ... I have to ask ...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by entatlrg, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    What makes it worth twice as much as say an HP w2408h Display? Which can be bought for under $400. At $900 I have to say that price is almost unbelievable for a monitor ...

    Or, am I missing something? I admit it's beautiful but why pay twice as much for it over an HP monitor ...
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    All the cables you need built in, to add to the list.
     
  4. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget you're also paying for a brand. The monitor is designed to work flawlessly with any of the Mini-DisplayPort equipped macs currently available. The iSight camera in it automatically switches over from the one in the screen of a laptop. It even charges your laptop for you.

    While many (all?) displays will work out of the box anyway, this display is built for a mac. It's a perfect compliment and matches the style of your mac.
     
  5. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I was just asking myself this same question literally 30seconds ago before I saw this thread.
    I think in the end when it comes down to it I'm willing to pay more for something I know was made for my computer. I know everything will work perfectly.
    Im searching for a monitor mainly for photo editing. I'm almost 100% that I will buy this monitor. Photography is something I take very seriously so again thats a reason to spend the extra cash on something I know is quality.
     
  6. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Superior Panel
    LED Backlight
    Aluminium and Glass Enclosure
    Built in Cables
    Complete Mac Compatibility
    Its Apple.
     
  7. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    The HP w2408h is a TN Film panel, the Apple LED Cinema Display is a H-IPS screen, which makes a big difference in the cost right there. Try to a price a HP lp2475w, which also has a H-IPS panel but with wide-color gamut support and you should see the price difference melt away.
     

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