Apple LED Cinema Display 24" with rMBP?

MagicThief83

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Anyone here use one with the rMBP? I was thinking about picking one up as it has a smaller screen and is the ideal size for my desk setup. What are your thoughts? I know it's a smaller resolution than the current cinema display but honestly, I don't need a screen that big.
 

jedolley

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I thought about doing this as well, but IMO it's not worth the price most people are selling it for. More than likely it's going to be used and the prices I saw were between $450-$600 which was more than I was willing to spend on a used monitor.

For than money you could get a really good 24" IPS monitor (i.e. Dell U2410 or U2412) or spend a little more for the 27" TBD (I had one in my Amazon gold box the other day for $880).

If can find a good deal on the 24" ACD, then go for it, but for me I was not willing to spend more than $300 for a used monitor.
 
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MagicThief83

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Jun 12, 2012
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I thought about doing this as well, but IMO it's not worth the price most people are selling it for. More than likely it's going to be used and the prices I saw were between $450-$600 which was more than I was willing to spend on a used monitor.

For than money you could get a really good 24" IPS monitor (i.e. Dell U2410 or U2412) or spend a little more for the 27" TBD (I had one in my Amazon gold box the other day for $880).

If can find a good deal on the 24" ACD, then go for it, but for me I was not willing to spend more than $300 for a used monitor.
Yeah, what's up with that? They are pricey for used monitors! However, I like the design and think it greatly complements the MacBook, as opposed to a non-Apple monitor.
 
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jedolley

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Yeah, what's up with that? They are pricey for used monitors! However, I like the design and think it greatly complements the MacBook, as opposed to a non-Apple monitor.
Yeah, too much for used monitors IMO. Another option I discovered during my search was from a company called CinemaView. They sell a 24" monitor that looks very similar to the 24" ACD, but there are a few catches. It's only got a 1920x1080 resolution (instead of 1920x1200), it's a TN panel instead of IPS, and it's still over $400. Obviously they are trying to make some cash off the ACD style since a similar monitor with those specs would be sub $200. But, if resolution and panel type is not important to you and you are willing to pay more for "looks" then it's an option. :p

http://www.cinemaview.com/product/cinemaview-24led-display
 
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