buying cinema display?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alex00100, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. alex00100 macrumors regular

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    hello forum.
    i was going to buy 27" apple cinema display in a few months. but i saw that it has "Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle" status in buyer's guide. i dont really need it so much and i can wait.
    so when can it get updated? i havnt heard any rumors about it. and what is going to get improved?
     
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    Apple's update pattern on displays has been more or less infrequent lately. Just buy now, there is absolutely no idea about the next gen ACD.
     
  3. alex00100 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i wont buy now anyway. i just bought MBP and i just dont have money for it. i will buy it in summer or even autumn. if so, should i just wait that time and see if there more rumors about it?
    also, im just curious, what can apple improve?
     
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    If you aren't buying it now, then your only option is to wait. When you have the money, then take a new look at the buyer's guide to see if there are any new news about the ACD.

    Thunderbolt, possibly with daisy-chaining.
     
  5. alex00100 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, im starting saving up. :)
    also you can connect apple display with mini displayport to thunderbolt. what the diference it would be if a display has thunderbolt? bigger resolution because of higher speed?
    and what would daisy-chaining give me?
     
  6. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    The difference would be just one or two less cables. Hopefully two.
     
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    Yes. Thunderbolt uses the same connector as mDP so any existing mDP device will work without any adapters in TB port.

    Thunderbolt uses DisplayPort 1.1a so it's not any faster than normal (Mini) DisplayPort. However, it can carry other data too because of the 10Gb/s PCIe channel it has, so it would eliminate the need of USB cable for data.

    That means the ACD would act as a hub. For example, if you have an ACD with TB and ext HD with TB, you connect one cable from the ACD to the MBP and the other port(s) can be used to connect other TB devices. That way you don't have to get a hub to attach multiple devices into one port.

    TB supports up to 7 devices in one port.
     
  8. alex00100 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i got it. thanks for help. its not very important for me, but i still hope they will release it soon.
     
  9. ugru, Apr 16, 2011
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    Are you sure about that?

    AFAIK in a TB daisy chain the monitor must be the last....


    EDIT: i was wrong.

    Existing monitors with MDP will work in a TB daisy chain if used as the last peripheral. New monitors that will probably have TB ports can be used also in the middle of a chain or as a HUB....
     
  10. ghostlyorb macrumors 6502a

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    It would be legit with thunderbolt! (even more legit, I mean!)
     
  11. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    i forsee,

    lower prices?
    thinner?
    daisy chain thunderbolt
    facetime HD

    when...? hopefully end of summer.
     
  12. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Wouldn't count on the lower prices and thinner, to be honest.
     

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