Check out these Mac Monitors

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mmoran27, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006

    They totally aped the apple cinema display.

    They are not IPS panels.

    They don't power the macbooks.

    They don't use USB audio. Its uses the audio port for sound even though it has USB hub (that is stupid)
  2. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    New 19", 21", and 24" Mini Display Port LED CinemaView Displays


    Ha ha yep thats right "CinemaView" POS copycat screens, but they have mini displayport

  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  4. barkmonster macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2001
    what use is an LCD in a space saving sense if it's got 6 inches of plastic around the screen?

    I live the ultra thin design of my own monitor and the current APPLE range of LCDs.

    They could have bettered apple by including USB audio, even thinner but still Apple style case design and multiple inputs.
  5. PeterQC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    They look EXACTLY like some cheap chinese rip-off
  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    They sure did manage to make the screen color look horrible on the photos.
  7. rtheb macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    Doesn't appear that they are actually in production and no mention of panel type.

    If they actually produce these they will probably use the inexpensive TN (twisted nematic) display.
  8. dentedG4 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Whats the point of having both 19.0" and 20.1" models in a fictitious line of knockoff monitors? Seems like a fake college project to me...
  9. Jamesl94 macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2009
    They look cheap and nasty.

    The stand almost looks like it's galvanized metal!

    The colours are all wrong. It's horrid.
  10. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Slim down the black and people would be all over it. Honestly, it is simply that they're copying Apple (read: lawsuit) that enrages people. If someone came out with a aluminum 30" ACD that looked nearly identical to Apple's and used the more superior panel I'd buy it. I still find myself nuts for paying $1800 for a 30" display ... although it's shiny and I love it.
  12. dwl017 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 10, 2007
    Murder Capitol DC
    For the love of God! why do so many of the members of this site act like 15 year old female drama queens? its a display at an affordable price that gets the job done. Why does everything always have to match the decor of your adolescent dorm room or blend in with the Hanna Montana look of a young girls room.

    Are you a 13 year old teenage girl? who gives a ---- what it looks like, finally a company has stepped forward and is offering the consumer a product compatible with Apple machines for under $1000 and the first thing everyone does is cry how ugly it is.

    Go ahead pay Apple $900 for the 24" display with an Apple logo on it :rolleyes:
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    The immediate dismissal of anything non-Apple here is so damn childish.
  14. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    you're right. But don't you think they would have done a better photoshop job at least? haha:p
  15. dwl017 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 10, 2007
    Murder Capitol DC
    I could not agree with you more! this automatic dismissal of anything non Apple is just pathetic. At least this group is trying and has invested their time into some sort of RD and are hoping to make a go at the American dream. I wish them all the best of luck in their endeavor and much success.
  16. dwl017 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 10, 2007
    Murder Capitol DC
    Its real easy to sit behind a computer screen and criticize, how many products have you launched or design? I wish these folks all the best.
  17. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    it's real easy to sit behind a computer making false assumptions and passing judgments.

    who said i was criticizing? I'm not. I hope they do well too because i appreciate having a choice of monitor other than the current one Apple offers. Can't a guy remark on how he thinks they could have done a better job in presenting their product? i haven't launched any products or designs but i don't see how that matters. :)
  18. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    From their website: "Apple is not the only company capable of crafting products with meticulous attention to design, engineering, and quality. For evidence, we present the 2009 line of CinemaView LCD displays."

    I'd assume that Apple would get them for copyright infringement and trademark infringement. And Jon Ives will probably be asking Apple's lawyers whether "crimes against design" is something you can be prosecuted for.

    What I find interesting is what exactly makes these monitors so ugly. To me, they just look ugly compared to Apple's monitors, but it is hard to say why. Maybe some designer reading this thread can give some insight.

    By "research", do you mean "researching what designs Apple has produced in the last years"? I didn't know that blatant copying was the "American dream".
  19. njz1719 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2009
    I agree, for some reason these monitors look really ugly to me and its not because they dont have an apple logo. I would never pay for a cinema display even though they are awesome, Im perfectly happy with my 1080p AOC display that I payed probably around 1000 dollars less for then I would have for a Cinema Display, for what I use my desktop for, I just dont need a monitor like the Cinema Display.
  20. Freis968 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2007
    Winter Park, Florida
    Interesting...quite a savings.

    If it could best my current monitor, I would be up for trying one out.
  21. Jamesl94 macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2009
    Well, I do.

    To me it looks horrid, nasty and cheap. Yes the price does come in to it as it is cheap but this things looks cheaper than the price they are asking.

    I am not a apple fanboy. Infact, I am looking at a screen at this moment in time and getting a apple one was last on my list.

  22. jwilcox09 macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2007
    Interesting indeed. But I do agree with several others about the appearance, I think what I don't like is the rounded corners. I like the monitors that have sharper corners, just preference, but atleast someone is making an effort since apple is so overpriced.
  23. RHatton macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    I'm sorry I like to pay for quality and better technology. :rolleyes:

    Do you even have a clue at the differences between the different panels?
  24. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
  25. thunderweb macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2008
    Bend OR
    Thats probably because it is ugly...

    Oh no not Apple tax... :rolleyes: Quality people, quality.

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