Apple Cinema Display Price Cut

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Alongside PowerMac upgrades, Apple has reduced prices on their Cinema Displays.

The new pricing is as follows:

20-inch Cinema $799
23-inch Cinema HD $1499
30-inch Cinema HD $2999
 

aswitcher

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Macrumors said:


Alongside PowerMac upgrades, Apple has reduced prices on their Cinema Displays.

The new pricing is as follows:

20-inch Cinema $799
23-inch Cinema HD $1499
30-inch Cinema HD $2999
Good to see some price drop but its still lagging some others enough to make me think its not enough... Dell 24" for example is mid way cost between the Apple 20 and 23.

Shame 20 isn;t HD as well.

And no 17"...surely we need one of those.
 

36183

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yes sadly the dell screens are still better value for money, but at least apple have lowered the price a bit, it will stop scaring away buyers.
 

uv23

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Did the price on the 23 even drop? The only one I notice is the 20, which used to be $1249CDN and is now $999CDN. Very tempting. I would have also hoped for a drop in the price of the 23 though.
 

nagromme

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Yes, a 15-17" widescreen, maybe with only a USB hub and not FW to cut cost, would be a nice option for the Mini--as well as PowerBook owners and even some PowerMac people who are spending the max on performance and have to cut corners on display cost.

Anyway, the 30" hasn't dropped in price directly--but it's $450 cheaper now if you get the top PowerMac and don't want the costly 6800 Ultra upgrade. You no longer need that upgrade: the stock GPU (Radeon 9650) will now handle the 30" :)
 

Sox

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I'm having kittens. I just bought my 20" on Saturday, from the Towson store. There's no way I can retroactively get some money back. Is there?
 

aricher

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mmmm Cinema Display goodness. Good thing I have my IT department prepped to buy a new Dual G5 and ACD in Q2. Looks like Dell has been lowering their prices on displays as well. I know Apple wants to charge a premium but from what I've been reading Dell's quality is comparable. I'll still have my company but the Apple display just on principle.
 

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Bear

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Sox said:
I'm having kittens. I just bought my 20" on Saturday, from the Towson store. There's no way I can retroactively get some money back. Is there?
Go in with your receipt, they should have no issues with adjusting the price. Just do it in the next couple of days or so.
 

Bear

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aricher said:
mmmm Cinema Display goodness. Good thing I have my IT department prepped to buy a new Dual G5 and ACD in Q2. Looks like Dell has been lowering their prices on displays as well. I know Apple wants to charge a premium but from what I've been reading Dell's quality is comparable. I'll still have my company but the Apple display just on principle.
If you will buying buying AppleCare for the system, getting the display from Apple with the system makes sense as it will be covered by the AppleCare.

[Yes I know eeverybody has an opinion on AppleCare - go find an AppleCare thread if you want to discuss its merits. I did say If.]
 

classic009

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Oct 27, 2003
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Apple vs Dell

It is true that the Dell screens are 1/2 the price, but the quality is not comparable. I have a 20" Apple Cinema and a 20" 2005 Widescreen Dell hooked up side by side on my G5. The Cinema has a very smooth image without any pixels or descreening showing. Even though they both feature similiar specs, in reality the Apple is the true winner. When I bought the Dell for 500$ I thought I would try it out, and hopefully sell my Apple and then purchase a 2nd Dell. The 2005fpw Dell is a great substitute and is def only worth its price.

I just use the Dell as a palettes monitor.
 

zelmo

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aricher said:
mmmm Cinema Display goodness. Good thing I have my IT department prepped to buy a new Dual G5 and ACD in Q2. Looks like Dell has been lowering their prices on displays as well. I know Apple wants to charge a premium but from what I've been reading Dell's quality is comparable. I'll still have my company but the Apple display just on principle.

aricher, that burger King head freaks me out.

*looks at own avatar and smirks*
 

Fredstar

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Dell 20" £389 vs Apple £550 (can get for £500 with discount)
The Dell may be v comparable performance or exactly the same but the Apple display is just so gorgeous compared to the Dell that the extra £150 odd (with edu) is worth it i think, good move Apple.
 

iGary

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powermac666 said:
*dives into Severn River after wallet hoping there is $1300 cash inside for shiny new 23" ACD*
This new update is killing me. It's EXACTLY what I wanted, but was hoping to put it off until the end of the year.

3400.00 gets me a Dual 2.0 and a 23-inch display.

Yummy.
 

RobDeep

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Apr 27, 2005
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The 23" is certainly attractive now, but the standard 1 year warranty is still a deal breaker for me, when the rest of the industry offers 3 without having to buy a warranty extension or an entire computer.
 

azdude

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Wow... Cinema Display-gasm!!!

Looks like I'll be getting myself that 20" I've always wanted for my Powerbook... at the extremely nice EDU price of $699!!!