Apple Studio Display 23", still a good display?

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  1. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

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    There's one listed locally for $225 with a Powermac G4 (933Mhz, 1.25GB RAM, 3x60GB HD) and I'm tempted to get the pair, if only for the display. Does it still compete with current LCDs?
     
  2. dellar macrumors newbie

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    23" Acd

    If you're talking about the aluminium 23" ACD, it's great. I'm using one with a 2.53Ghz mac mini and couldn't be happier (match made in heaven). I would avoid the earlier translucent model as they're too old now. The problem with the aluminium 23" is some of them have a pink tinge problem - might want to ask the seller if his does first.

    I like the screen compared to the new ones as its HD resolution without glare!

    Check mine out here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN4VvyorLKw&fmt=18

    Great display
     
  3. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    In my opinion it's way better than Apples current 24" glassy mirror crap.

    After 2,5 years with a mirror iMac, I know that I won't buy a glossy display again.
     
  4. Mammoth thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope it's one of the translucent tripod ones. I'm wondering now if a Powermac G4 is useful these days.
     
  5. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    I'd gladly take a quicksilver or MDD G4 to use as a server. I just cant be bothered to spend $200 or so on one.

    Both the monitor and powermac are dated, but if they both still work then it sounds like a great deal to me.
     
  6. HerbyGunther macrumors member

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    YES, it is a very good display. I use on everyday for design work and it's perfect. I also like the pixel ratio of the 23", imo it is the ideal pixel ratio. The pixels @ 24" is slightly too big imo.
     
  7. HerbyGunther macrumors member

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    Oh I thought you meant the ACD... I'm actually talking about the Cinema Display (aluminium). I don't have experience with the previous models.
     
  8. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    If it is the studio display, they were fine during their time, but that monitor must be pretty old (6,7+ years?). I would worry about the life expectancy. From what I recall, they are noticeably dimmer than the Aluminum 23". They also require an adapter (ADC) in order to use.
     

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