Apple Cinema Display 24" still worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lapino, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. lapino macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2009
    Situation: I have a Macbook Pro (late 2008) and need an external screen. I have been looking at offerings from NEC, HP, Dell and Apple. I had decided on a NEC EA231EA but suddenly I got the option to get a 2nd hand Apple Cinema LED 24" display for about the same money (well, a little more, about 600 euro).

    So I wonder if the ACD is definitely still worth the extra money. I know about the differences (glossy, stand etc) but the fact that the ACD is specifically made for the Macbook Pro is definitely interesting and I do like the design.
  2. notblackmac macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2010
    Yeah I'd say that the display is deffinentaly worth it , If you have the money for it then go for it. I use dual monitors and it makes things a lot easier, 1 screen I can watch a movie and the other I can go on facebook or just mess around on the internet.
  3. lars666 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Expensive, but the power supply / USB thing is very nice ...
  4. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Get the NEC. Definitely longer warranty than a used ACD and it won't double as a mirror whenever something dark appears on the screen.
  5. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Go for the ACD...look at the refurb section...there are some good deals...check them out might save $100-$200
  6. dankybear macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
    if you have the money, its a very nice purchase

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