Buying a base Imac 27 now or wait for ACD 27?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by a4cab03, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. a4cab03 macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2009
    I'm lucky enough to have a girlfriend offering to buy an iMac 27 for my birthday. The thing is I already have a MPB 13" and would rather have an ACD 27 to use with my MBP. The current ACD 24 is too small for my needs. The ACD 30" is outdated and doesn't work well with the Mini DP to DVI adapter.

    What do you guys think?

    How much cheaper the ACD 27 would be compared to the base iMac 27?

    Any "guesstimate" on when the ACD 27 would be out?
  2. kenobe23 macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2004
    I'm not going to look it up (that's your job,) but isn't the iMac only about $100 more than the display? And you get a computer too, not just a monitor.
  3. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    Yeah, that would be my view, also. And you'll still be able to connect your MBP to it.

    But then there's the issue with the "yellow" screens to consider... I've never seen a bad iMac27 myself, and I know that opinion on the frequency and severity of the issue is divided... still, something to think about.
  4. Alexgui macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2010
    The current 27 inch iMac($1700) is approximately twice as much as the 24-inch cinema display($900). I think that Apple would charge $200-$300 more for a 27 inch LED display, all on its own. However, I'm not sure that they'll release a 27 inch LED display.

    It's difficult to give an accurate answer; Apple may reduce the price on their LED displays because the technology is starting to become more and more common. So, the case may be that the 27 inch LED display will replace the current 24 inch one in terms of price. Again, it's up in the air
  5. shadowbird423 macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2009
    Chapel Hill
    Please, please, please don't hold out and wait for a new acd, Apple is extremely lazy about them and updates them at random times. If you really want a monitor, get that Dell 27" one that uses the same panel as the iMac. Otherwise, enjoy an iMac you didn't have to buy :)

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