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Apple's 27" LED Cinema Display Now On Sale

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As anticipated, Apple has started selling the 27" Apple LED Cinema Display on their online store.
Connect the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display to your Mac and supersize your view with an incredible 2560-by-1440 resolution, LED backlighting for instant-on brightness, and an amazing 178-degree viewing angle.
The 27" display was first announced back in July and effectively replaces Apple's 30" Cinema Display. The 27" monitor has an estimated ship time of 1-2 weeks.

Article Link: Apple's 27" LED Cinema Display Now On Sale
 

ovrlrd

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Aug 29, 2009
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So exciting! Lets hope it is more like 1 week and not 2.

Really great to see it finally available for sale though. :D
 
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La Porta

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Already placed my order. Ready for dual 27" action with my new iMac 27"!!
 
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ovrlrd

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wow $1000?

Will that many people really pay that much for a 27" monitor?

It is a high resolution (2560x1440) display at 27inches, this is not some cheap consumer HDTV type display (those only do 1920x1080 at best).

Some people want the high res or the other features like built in webcam, speakers, or magsafe power (charges macbooks). Similar displays with the same resolution are actually more expensive believe it or not and 30" ones are way too high. So this is a pretty good deal.
 
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MecPro

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^ Don't forget they don't have tax included on their prices. Even still it's a couple of hundred more expensive
 
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Darkashnet

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Can get about £400 for my 24inch, that's half price! (Plus claiming off taxes)

3-4 weeks though? Disappointing. Guess I'll wait.
 
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ovrlrd

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Email I just got says ships on Oct 1st. I guess it is just going based on the end of the "2 week" window. Hope it changes next week with a sooner date.
 
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ovrlrd

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In the uk might as well buy a refurb imac

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC007?mco=MTkwMzgyNjg

for £170 more and have extra processing power to use if required

Also at the cost of more power consumption (target display requires the imac to be fully on) and extra space taken up, not to mention noise.

The iMac is a great deal if you are looking to upgrade, but it is a waste if someone already has a better computer and don't have any use for that.
 
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DisMyMac

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Sep 30, 2009
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I like the feature that allows you look at yourself and everything behind you when you're trying to work.

Another bonus is the special "make display useless" surface that kicks in when the sun hits it.

Thanks, Steve!
 
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clank72

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Feb 7, 2009
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How is the glare on this thing? I may consider one, but wanted to check this out first.

The advantage over the older LCDs was having no glass.
 
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ovrlrd

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How is the glare on this thing? I may consider one, but wanted to check this out first.

The advantage over the older LCDs was having no glass.

For some people it is a problem, but for me personally I have no issues. All the lights where my computer is are very dim and placed on the sides of the room, not above or behind me when I am sitting at my desk. This means I never experience any glare at all. Oh and the only window is off to the side and has a window shade that blocks out light during the day when I want it to.

People overplay the whole glare thing, some people know if it is an issue for them and they avoid glossy displays. I have no idea how they manage to find a TV that is not glossy for their home theater though, maybe they use a projector. Oh but with projectors you also have to worry about ambient light in the room. See, glossy displays are not the only ones that have to worry about light.

Matte is nice but there is more to a good display than that.
 
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cyberthom

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UK £899 is a serious let down - i was expecting £799 which already includes a big premium.. i guess they don't plan to change pricing next year when VAT increases and in the meantime earn a bit of extra cash.. cheecky
 
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baryon

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£899 in UK... that's over $1,400, 40% more!

Apple has a great formula to calculate UK prices based on US prices:

Step 1: Remove $ symbol from US price.
Step 2: Insert £ symbol before price.
Step 3: Ta-dah! Same number. Different currency.
 
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Darkashnet

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Apple has a great formula to calculate UK prices based on US prices:

Step 1: Remove $ symbol from US price.
Step 2: Insert £ symbol before price.
Step 3: Ta-dah! Same number. Different currency.

Yeah $999 for US, £899 for UK. Sound logic.
 
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