30" Cinema Display gone from Store?

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  1. dnamla macrumors newbie

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    Curious to know if anybody had any news why the Store no longer offers the 30" Cinema Display? Is Apple coming out with a better 30" display?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It was discontinued and replaced with the 27" display
     
  3. 184550 Guest

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    I believe it was established back when Apple announced the new 27 inch LED displays that the 30 inch displays would cease to be available.

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  4. dubsac macrumors newbie

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    They are available refurbished for $1299 in the Apple store right now. They keep disappearing and reappearing from the refurb section - I assume as they sell through their supplies.

    I have owned one of these for three years and just picked up two more refurbs before they are all gone. The new 27" is a glossy screen, which absolutely eliminates it from consideration for me.
     
  5. dnamla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys.... dang.. I need to get one soon then... I had no idea
     
  6. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    Although it's been discontinued, Apple retail stores still have some left in inventory. I just bought one last week at full retail price though .... Now have dual 30" setup :D
     
  7. goodcow macrumors 6502a

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    Why? Why not just get a Dell 30" IPS panel with modern connections?
     
  8. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    Because the ergonomics of the 30" ACD are far superior to Dell's 30" Ultrasharp display. Plus as I stated before, the OP can always go to an Apple retail store who usually still have them in the store. :D
     
  9. ycookmd macrumors newbie

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    I think you have the 2 monitors confused (?).

    The Dell monitor is advertised as having a height adjustable stand with tilt and swivel. I have a 30" ACD and the Apple monitor has tilt only.

    My new NEC monitors tilt, swivel, and rotate on the height adjustable stand for portrait display... and have better color as well.

    The 30" ACD is beautiful, and has served me well for the last 4 years... but I think its time has come and gone. I will still be using mine for a long while. However, it seems there are more versatile and, frankly, much better 30" choices -- unless you need the Apple logo on the back of your display.
     
  10. RebootD macrumors 6502a

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    I have to disagree with you on this one. The Apple has no adjustments and is based on old tech.

    The Dell has height and swivel adjustments, wider gamut, HDMI/DVI-D/Display Port and a slew of other niceties.
     
  11. biggd macrumors 6502

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    Pix or it didn't happen
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just get the Dell 30"; much better choice anyways.
     
  13. seedster2 macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much sums it up. I dont know where that poster got better ergonomics nonsense
     
  14. dnamla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm going for the 30" Apple Cinema. Quality speaks louder than nicities and my past Dell products were junk. So yes, I would rather spend the money on a product that I know will last me. Thanks for all the input !!!
     
  15. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    +1 for the Dell (I have the 3008)

    Not to mention if you ever want to use it with a mini-DisplayPort, you won't need to deal with the flakey and expensive Apple DualLink DVI adapter.
     
  16. alxhrs macrumors newbie

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    I'd get the 27". Same pixels, better color, audio, isight, and its cheaper.
     
  17. dubsac macrumors newbie

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    The 30" (2560x1600) has more pixels than the 27" (2560x1440). Also, the 30" is a matte/antiglare display and the 27" is glossy.
     
  18. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

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    And Glossy = Useless.
     
  19. alxhrs macrumors newbie

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    Fair enough, slightly less rows vertically, but it is 16/9 now

    Depends. I do love the colors and richness the gloss can give, but it totally depends on your workspace. If you've got lights or windows right behind you, your probably not going to be a happy camper.
     
  20. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I don't get that, as if that's better. :confused:

    What's the point of forcing a change to 16:9 on us, and providing less vertical space for editing, etc. than 16:10. 16:9 is a contrived standard for TV anyway. Even the movie industry almost never uses it.
     
  21. RebootD macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly. 16:10 has it's limitations (vertically) but it has been manageable but cropping out another 150-200px just doesn't make sense from a production point of view. Even NEC started moving their PA high-end displays to 16:9 bleh.
     
  22. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Well, as long as they don't go under 1600 pixels vertically I'm fine with 16:9.

    From my point of view, the height of a 30" screen is the upper end of screen sizes, I don't mind having a single larger display that is wider than the 30", but not higher, which is where 16:9 (or even 21:9) might become pretty handy. ;)
     
  23. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I really don't like this trend where the monitor makers are marketing their newer lines as "1080p HD!!!!" when it's really a reduction in vertical resolution from prior generations.

    16x10 is a darn good aspect ratio for computer use, IMHO.
     
  24. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    That's what is wrong. With a 16:9 display a 2560 only gives you 1440 vertical. The new Apple 27" is 2560x1440. No thanks!

    Hell, I'd rather go back to 4:3 with a 2560 x 1920.
     

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