Apple Cinema HD Display vs other monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by VillasManzanill, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. VillasManzanill macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Apple Cinema HD Display 23 inch Resolucion : 1920 x 1200
    puntos por pulgada : 98.94
    Numero de Modelo : A1082
    Respuesta : 14ms
    Conector : DVI-D

    they sell it to me for $270 usd is it worht it or should i buy a pc monitor that is brand new and perhaps its got better specs than this on?
    i wanna have usb ports on the monitor but also to look nice like the apple cinema display

    what are your thoughts?
  2. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Monitors are not stable devices. They look better on day 1 than day 1000. I'm not sure what these typically go for, but for that price I would look at new ones.
  3. bax2003 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2011
    The biggest problem of that monitor is that is old. Apple stopped selling those on November 2008 and it can be 2-3 years older than that. Other than that, those are great monitors.
  4. MPL macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2013
    I would check Dell's offerings, particularly the Ultrasharp U2312HM. I believe it fits your needs, apart from the look that is.
  5. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    USB ports on monitors usually do not handle hard drives well. Printers, keyboards, mice are OK.

    An Apple monitor displays text better than a third party monitor because of the better font smoothing built into the Mac (for Apple displays only). If you are a graphics user, not a big deal. A primary text user may be disappointed.

    There are a few name brand 27 inch monitors being sold for less than $300 new in the USA. I have an LG that works well. There are others.
  6. Moriarty macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    Uhh... what? :rolleyes:

    I do prefer Apple's font rendering to Microsoft's, but that's an operating system feature. It has absolutely nothing to do with what monitor you use.

    I'd advise against an ancient over-priced Apple display. Dell's IPS Ultrasharp screens are consistently excellent. Dell regularly have 20% to 30% sales on monitors, you'll usually find the one you want on sale within a couple of months if you keep an eye out.
  7. bax2003 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2011
    Never had any problems with USB hubs on monitors, and reason for that is they are powered hubs, and because of that there is no reason for power hungry devices not to work.
  8. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Yup. CCFL backlight could have little contrast left in it. That is the first thing to go. Little by little Start at 800:1 and in 3 years you get 500:1. That and burn in on some older IPS stuff.
  9. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    I don't like to get too hung up on contrast ratio. Some of the older eizos had low calibrated contrast ratios, yet they didn't change very quickly assuming non - defective unit. The older Apple displays seemed to ship with a ridiculous bright backlight to compensate for dimming over the longer term. I've also seen way more problems with burn in and purple edges on the older ones than I have with newer units. I still think being concerned with the aesthetics of the display rather than what it displays is backwards. I blame marketing people who think white papers are there to wipe their asses.

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