Any differences between the older 22" and 23" ACDs?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by interlaced, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. interlaced macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
    So right now I'm pushing a Rev. E 12" Powerbook and would love some extra screen space. I want something bigger than a 20" and found some great deals on some older ACDs with the thick white bezel. I already have the ACD/DVI adaptor.

    My question is, are there any differences between the 22" ACD and the 23" ACD besides that 1"? The deals I've found on the two are around the same price but I'm just wondering if there are any main dis-/advantages between them.

    I've googled and searched the forums but haven't found an answer ...yet. :D
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    ADC Connector Displays
    The first 22" ACD (August '99) had a resolution of 1600x1024, a brightness of 180cd/m2 and a contrast rating of 300:1.
    The second 22" ACD (May '01) had the same official specifications.
    The first 23" ACD (March '01) was the first true HD display, had a resolution of 1920x1200, a brightness of 200cd/m2 and a contrast rating of 350:1.

    DVI Connector Displays (Current)
    The second 23" display had the same resolution as before with brightness 270cd/m2 and contrast 400:1
    The third 23" display (which is the current model) has the same resolution, a 400cd/m2 brightness and a 700:1 contrast ratio.

    In all honesty, maybe you should consider the 24" Dell. The old model 23" Apple displays are going on eBay for around $650, the 22" ones are going for around $450 while a brand new Dell 24" 2407WFP is $674 with specs better than any old ADC connector Apple display and with a whole host of extra connectivity options that you might very well like to have if you're connecting it to a laptop.

    Edit: If youre DVI/ADC connector is a genuine Apple one then you could sell that for a bit of extra cash too.

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