Cinema Display 23 - good price?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by .chris., Jun 7, 2009.

  1. .chris. macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    this Cinema Display is offered on ebay Germany for EUR 433,-

    http://cgi.ebay.de/Apple-Cinema-Dis...66:2|39:1|72:1229|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

    I guess this is not a bad price and worth it; I live in Germany so the shipping costs would not be too high either. Do you think Apple will introduce a matte LED Cinema Display in the next three months and prices on the old 23 Cinema Displays will drop significantly?

    Edit: When was the LED Display introduced? If it happenend in January, we might see a matte option in 1/2010? In this case I wouldn't want to wait and go for the 23 Cinema Display.
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Apple seems to be only offering matte on the MBPs very grudgingly, so I wouldn't hold my breath on a matte external display. If you don't want to go the apple route, hp makes the LP2475W for significantly less than what apple wants for their LCD, plus it's a matte finish.
     
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I just picked up an HP2408w for $249 and I'm happy with it so far:D
     
  4. HerbyGunther macrumors member

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    Is the Cinema 23 new or old? If new it is certainly worth it! I had mine a few monthes ago (new) for 700Eur. Love it! The display quality is perfect. The new LED one is nice, but I think I prefer the matte one.
     
  5. Moriarty macrumors 6502

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    The HP LP2475w has a very good reputation, and you'll probably be able to find a new one for cheaper (or about the same price) as that second hand ACD. It uses a newer, superior H-IPS panel (same as the 24 inch LED ACD) except without the LED backlight. Matte finish. Also comes with much more connectivity, ie displayport, component I think...

    Just make sure you get one with advertised viewing angles of 178 degrees, I think there is another, much cheaper model, without the "w" suffix that uses a TN panel. If a viewing angle of 178 degrees is listed, it's definitely not TN though, so should be H-IPS unless HP have started to use PVA panels.

    I wouldn't want to get a second hand LCD because, depending on age and use, the CCFL backlights might have dimmed significantly already so you'll have a much shorter useful lifespan than you would otherwise have.
     

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