A bad time to purchase an ACD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by danielveeee, May 28, 2010.

  1. danielveeee macrumors regular

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    I've been waiting to purchase an apple cinema display and I'm ready to buy it.
    I've heard rumors of a 27" at wwdc but personally I like the 24" better anyway.
    Besides a 27" coming out, what updates could they make to the 24"
    Or should I just go ahead and buy it now

    Thank you
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't think they can really do much with the 24" other than provide an anti-glare option but I doubt they'd do that. Steve0 is too narcissistic to go matte, he quite likes looking at himself while he computes.
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Offering an option without Magsafe and short cables would be a start. The 24" is pretty much worthless for a Desktop without extensions.
     
  4. danielveeee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Obviusly an update is imminent, my question was just to ask what they could possibly do with it.
    I wish they would do a matte screen. What about a completely new design
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    1. Larger size
    2. Matte option
    3. Less notebook oriented, or the option to choose your breakout cables when you buy (all this would take it popping in a different cable breakout during manufacturing).
    4. I doubt there will be a new design, although a matte option may have a slightly different appearance, ala matte MBP.
     
  6. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    I understand that you're looking to get an ACD, but I would have to recommend from personal experience that displays from other manufacturers are a better bet.

    You can get much more bang for your buck with a 24 inch display from Dell for example.
     
  7. budugu macrumors 6502

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    Yes i second that ... what is a good time to buy an apple LCD never! Especially when you can get 300$ IPS monitors from DELL with all the ports known to mankind (+ better warranty+ better exchange policy). Unless you are will to pay 100% premium for it to match the color scheme there is not reason to get an ACD. That is universally accepted even by the most hardcore fans!
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You could always get the current 30" ACD. It's matte. :)

    Personally, I think that it's best to purchase when you need something rather than want. Needing something more clearly defines why you are purchasing it. That way you don't get buyers remorse -- especially when a new model is introduced a month later.
     
  9. gri macrumors 6502a

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    Be warned. I had 2 30' 3008 Displays from Dell. One had dead pixels within 6 months, the replacement was a refurbished one that broke after just 5 hours and was not usable (half of the screen showed just noise). Both had a color tint over the panel. The loaner 20' ACD is a charm compared to the Dell. Waiting/hoping for a 27' ACD now.
     

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