30" Cinema Display.

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  1. Baunkjaer, Nov 26, 2014
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    Baunkjaer macrumors 6502

    Baunkjaer

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    Thinking about replacing my two 23" Dell´s with a 30" ACD. Hence I´ve a few questions:
    1. Does it have IPS-panel?
    2. Is it still a good buy, if I find one in good condition?

    I don´t want the 27" as I´m not a fan of glossy screens.
     
  2. blacka4 macrumors 6502

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    i don't think its a IPS panel, and I feel you might find a better panel for the money
     
  3. Baunkjaer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, according to this site, it does have IPS Panel...
    http://www.flatpanelshd.com/panels.php

    I´m aware, this monitor is old, and not the best at present. But I can live with that, as I love the design. Furthermore it will make my set-up more Mac´ish :D

    A refurbished will cost me the same as a Dell 2713/2711. I´ve owned the latter, but found it "clumpsy" and way too Windows.
     

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    interesting.
     
  5. mcaswell macrumors member

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    Very happy with mine... I think I bought it about 4 or 5 years ago.
     
  6. Baunkjaer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sweet. How´s the panel for PhotoShop/Lightroom?
     
  7. mcaswell macrumors member

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    I consider it to be just about perfect. I previously had a pair of cheap (TN panel?) Samsung 20" monitors, and eventually grew tired of how the color would change depending on the viewing angle. Plunked down around $2K for the ACD, and it's been great ever since. Easy to calibrate, and is perfect for LR.
     
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    The 30" Apple Cinema Display with it's matte screen gives a subtle color saturation and helps bring out the details in the midtones in photo editing, design or videos. And on the brightness controls, I only need to set this about halfway and not at full. I was told this helps prolong the lifespan of the LCD. I think this is still a good buy and one of the best monitors Apple made.
     
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  11. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    I agree, this is probably Apple's best panel yet (jury still out on the 5k iMac). Been saving up for one soon, can't wait to get one.
     
  12. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    For how much are they selling?
    After reading-up on this a bit, I'm not sure it's such a good idea to buy one at this stage (it will hardly be as-new, after all).
    And displays age, too.

    It might develop a problem with the PSU or the logic-board or the back-light any day. And then you're left the a piece of scrap-metal, essentially.

    Of course, if you can buy one cheap...
    It's tempting.
     
  13. Baunkjaer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They goes for around 650 €, which is a little bit lower than the 27".
     

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