Apple Cinema Price Drops?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sammyman, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone have a guess if Apple will drop the price of the 24" monitor anytime soon? I am thinking the 30" will be updated soon, and maybe they will drop the price of the 24" at the same time. Have they done anything similar in the past?

    It is next to impossible for me to justify spending $900 on a monitor, when I can get a new macbook pro for a couple hundred more! I have looked at dell monitors, specifically the 2408wfp, but after looking at some macro shots vs apple cinema, it seems there is no comparison. I just can justify the price! This is for my wife who is a professional photographer.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Get your wife a 30" Dell; it's a much better choice.

    However the price of the 24" LED Cinema Display entirely justified; excellent panel, quality, and not to mention LED backlighting is expensive.
     
  3. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    As someone who has owned multiple high quality monitors, (305T, Planar H-IPS 26", 20" ACD, 3007wfp) I have to say that the Apple 24" LED is the most stunning monitor I've seen.
     
  4. ag55 macrumors regular

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    Yup pretty much sums it up, the Dell 30" is much better.
    But the 24" Apple display is entirely justified
     
  5. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    The 24" Apple LED gives much better PQ than the 30" dell IMO. The 30" dell has this very thick antiglare coating that looks like dust. It doesn't look anywhere near as clean as the 24" Apple LCD.
     
  6. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    cough cough whats that i smell? a fanboy
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah except the Apple ACD has a thick piece of glass between the viewer and the panel.
     
  8. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Value contribution to thread. Zero.
     
  9. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Get neither the Apple or the Dell, go for EIZO! :)
     
  10. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    If you read my posts, you'd see I am FAR from a fanboy.


    I actually prefer that...

    Overpriced PVA panels that you can get in samsung monitors for much less. No thanks...
     
  11. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I hope Apple releases a 22in LED display to go with my Mac Mini. Maybe for $399.
     
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  13. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not really justified considering you cannot use it with PCs. ;)
     
  14. The Hammer macrumors regular

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    Count me in when they do. I have to say I'm tired of checking the buyers guide and seeing "updates soon" and 800 and some days and counting.
     
  15. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I was just looking at that yesterday. However, the 22" will not be for $399, that wouldn't be Apple-like at all. ;)
     
  16. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.eizo.com/products/graphics/cg301w/index.asp

    PVA panel? right.......:rolleyes: You have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  17. no.1 Apple Fan macrumors regular

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    I doubt they will drop the price of the 24, but they will probably drop the price of the 30".
     
  18. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    Um, actually you don't. The CG301W uses a PVA panel. Go google it and look it up. It is the same panel found in the 305T, and the 305T is like $3,100 cheaper with already perfect colors/calibration out of the box. In conclusion EIZO monitors are extremely overpriced and really crap for the price, and you should check yourself before you say others don't know what they're talking about because you obviously don't.
     
  19. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.globalimaginginc.com/image_management/coloredge_cg.shtml

     
  20. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    That is COMPLETELY FALSE. It uses a PVA panel, and verified by http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/. Go there and look up CG301W. Seriously, check where you get your information. It is the same panel in the 305T. The 30" variety of the CG line uses a PVA panel. Go check prad.de for REAL monitor reviews. You'll see that the vast majority of EIZO monitors have PVA panels, with some even containing TN panels. They don't have many monitors with IPS panels, but the CG221 is one of the few with an IPS panel. NEC creates much better monitors than EIZO, IMO. And they use IPS panels across most of their line.
     
  21. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently I'm wrong. That sucks they don't use IPS screens.
     
  22. G42X500macguy macrumors newbie

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    + 1 to Dr Shadow

    Massive props to DS.

    An admission of being mistaken is a sign of character and intelligence. The forum would be supremely better if more people were willing to admit it when they've gotten it wrong.

    We should all learn from him! Respect!:)
     
  23. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    I noticed today that the refurb 24" LED display is down to $599. I just wish I had more inputs, but I might just get it anyway...it's even more tempting.
     

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