any chance for a new 30 inch cinema display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Acorn, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the chances we will see an updated 30 inch apple cinema display. Im debating picking up a few used ones on ebay but will hold out if people think apple might have a display in the pipeline.
  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    I don't expect one. I think it would be a huge surprise.
  3. Giuly, Aug 23, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    Yes - it's called the Dell UltraSharp U3014. You can even have the generation after that with a 31.5" display sporting a 4K resolution, the Asus PQ321Q*, at least if it's worth $3500 to you.

    * Does only work on the new Mac Pro in full resolution.
  4. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Go with the used ones whilst you can or an NEC Spectraview Reference 301. I think there is zero chance of Apple doing a new one. The failure rate on 30" panels is much higher than the 27". Thats why Eizo stopped selling them.
  6. mm201 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    I think it would be awesome to see 24" and 30" sizes return since I love 16x10 but it's indeed remote. It's best to go with Dell as Giuly says.

    Doesn't that screen support dual input mode and 30hz mode?
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040


    30Hz on a computer screen will strain your eyes, and I guess that the Mac drivers don't support the dual input mode as Asus makes no mention of Macs. Then again, they don't make any mention of anything on their product page.

    However, the the worst case scenario is that you'll end up with two desktops next to each other.

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