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Appleinsider provides some additional confirmation that Apple's LCD line is about to see a revision.

The report echos many of the details provided by a ThinkSecret report earlier this month.

The new report offers pricing for the new models at $2999 (30"), $999 (20") and $1499-1799 (23").

Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference kicks off next week and could represent the launch point for the new displays. Rumors of other devices/introductions have been circulating. Rumor roundup to follow.
 

Freg3000

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jjmaximum said:
Sounds cool, but how big is the market for something like this?

Better than the market when the 22" was $3999. :eek:

If there is a 20" widescreen DVI monitor, I'll pick up that in a heartbeat! And then I'd finally be able to get a retail 9800 Pro without having to get a brick for the DVI.

YES!
 

Spock

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Man a upgrade would be nice but I cant help but notice they almost cost more than the Powermacs Except the 20'
 

alexf

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Why would anybody buy a 30" monitor when they can buy and use two 20" monitors (given that their graphics card can support this) for 2/3 the price?

I certainly wouldn't...
 

csubear

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Well this will put the 20" at a good price for edu. If this is true i would be very very very temped to pick one up for my powerbook.
 

narco

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Please please please!!!

I just sold my 17" LCD to get the best possible price out of it ($550). I plan on using a Sony 22" CRT until the new ones come out, but I hope I don't have to use it for very long.

// narco
 

applekid

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Rumor round-up today? Or rumor round-up as in day before WWDC?

I hope to see a lot of new devices at WWDC so nobody goes home a sore loser.
 

aussiemac86

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I just hope they give us a decent exchange rate in Aus here it looks like we will be looking at somewhere between $1700 and $2000 for the 20"......thats a lot of money for the base model monitor
 

PowerMacMan

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narco said:
Please please please!!!

I just sold my 17" LCD to get the best possible price out of it ($550). I plan on using a Sony 22" CRT until the new ones come out, but I hope I don't have to use it for very long.

// narco

I know what you mean, CRT's give me headaches!
 

Mr. Anderson

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The 20" aren't going to be HD, just the 23" and 30"....

Could you even put 2 30" LCDs on the same machine?

D
 

kaylee

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LaMerVipere said:
Grr, no sub $1000 Apple Display?!?!

Darn it all! :mad:
'

Actually, technically $999 is sub $1000 (sorry to be nit-picky but it is). Plus if you are eligible for education discount, the prices will be lower.
 

brap

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Inventory analysis reveals that supply of Apple's current Cinema displays still hovers far above demand for the products.
Well, the UK refurb store is open all freaking week, so maybe it's time to pick up a dirt cheap pair of 17s. The 23 was too big for me, 30 is ridiculous, and at that price USD, who knows what heights the UK price will scale?
 

alexf

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PowerMacMan said:
I know what you mean, CRT's give me headaches!

Yes, but serious graphic designers cannot use LCDs because the color is still inferior to CRTs.

I still think it's a shame that Apple discontinued making CRTs a few years ago...
 

Grimace

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with Hamburglar.
HD 23" = ~$1499 (assuming this price)
HD 30" = $2999

That makes TWO 23" the same price as the 30". Seems a little steep. Apple would rake in orders if the 30" were prices at $2499.
 

nuckinfutz

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triton said:
What is HD anyways, and how does it help an LCD display?


High Definition. Video people are eagerly looking use HD LCD for monitoring because they map each pixel to HD video. The resolution needed for HD is 1980 x 1080. LCD are progressive meaning they display the image in one frame. Perfect for monitoring. The 20" doesn't support 1080 HD so it's not going to provide the same results. However the 30" doesn't look to have a native resolution of 1980 x 1200 pixels so it might not be the best solution. I think video people will keep purchasing the 23" and others that need screen real estate will go for 30"
 
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