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Although not mentioned during the keynote, Apple has reduced the prices on its Cinema Displays. The 20" Cinema Display now sells for $699 (down from $799), the 23" Cinema Display now sells for $999 (down from $1299), and the 30" Cinema Display now sells for $1999 (down from $2499), representing cuts of $100, $300, and $500 respectively.

Update: MacForum member BlizzardBomb notes that the specifications for the 20 and 23" displays have been bumped. The 20" display now has a brightness of 300 cd/m2 (up from 250 cd/m2), and the 23" display has a brightness of 400 cd/m2 (up from 270 cd/m2). Both models also now feature 700:1 contrast ratios (both up from 400:1). The 30" display remains at 400 cd/m2 and a 700:1 contrast ratio.
 

nagromme

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New Intel towers could have made a good time for new displays too... but there's another good time coming up: new displays might come alongside Leopard, with higher DPI and full resolution-independent GUI?

Meanwhile, price drops are nice :)
 
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Atlasland

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Makes them a little more attractive to the penny concious buyer.

More importantly, cutting price of the current design signals the arrival of a new design in the not-too-distant-future.
 
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andyblac

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UK prices have not changed still £529 for the 20" and £779 for 23", i'm ready to buy a new Mac Pro 2.66 & a Cinema Display but not if the UK prices dont drop.
 
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mdntcallr

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Sounds like a good idea. Clear out inventory. make some sales. As LCD prices come down, so should apple's list price.


But I am not into these models, I want a HDTV compliant model with speakers.

so i can watch HDTV via HDMI, ie plug in a blu-ray movie or watch HD directv.

give us HDMI with 1080P ability Apple.
with nice speakers, so we can have all in one!!

basically i want a tv/monitor
 
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superleccy

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That there big London
andyblac said:
UK prices have not changed still £529 for the 20" and £779 for 23", i'm ready to buy a new Mac Pro 2.66 & a Cinema Display but not if the UK prices dont drop.

Grrrrrrrrrrrr. Come on Apple. And God bless the BBC.
 
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KingYaba

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Yeah and refurb lcs are even cheaper 599 for the 20" 849 for the 23" and its like 1699 for the 30"

Even more so with EDU discount (as stated above me)
 
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soosy

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Unfortunately they are still seriously lacking in ports. Digital DVI only...no VGA, S-Video, etc with input toggle switch. No easy way to hook up an Xbox 360 for instance. Or to give the monitor a second life as a tv if you upgrade to larger displays.

I hope they change their stance on this because it's a deal breaker for me.
 
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CEAbiscuit

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soosy said:
Unfortunately they are still seriously lacking in ports. Digital DVI only...no VGA, S-Video, etc with input toggle switch. No easy way to hook up an Xbox 360 for instance. Or to give the monitor a second life as a tv if you upgrade to larger displays.

I hope they change their stance on this because it's a deal breaker for me.

Um, hate to say it, but the Dells have most of those things. My xbox is plugged in right along side my computer. Just hate that d*ll logo staring me in the face all the time.
 
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turtlebud

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good stuff, hoping for more

price drop = good, improved specs = good, but i think they could have done better. i see the ACD as a premium monitor so I think they should at least be comparable a similar dell (in terms of specs). If you're looking for a 30", then the ACD is now a very good deal ($1999 vs $2149 and the specs are a little better on the ACD). Personally, I'm looking into the 23/24" monitor (though I wouldn't mind the 30". Here's what I see:

Dell - 24", 0.270 mm, 450 cd/m², 1000:1, 16 ms, $879 (on sale right now for $747)
Apple - 23", 0.258 mm, 400 cd/m², 700:1, 14 ms, $999 ($899 through edu store)

The price drop and improved specs are good, but it's too bad that they don't match or exceed the dell monitors in all categories - maybe I'm just expecting too much. Oh well, a guy can dream right?
 
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turtlebud said:
it's too bad that they don't match or exceed the dell monitors in all categories
You're free to dream, but they don't plan to meet or exceed the Dell in number of units sold, so I wouldn't expect them to meet or exceed them on price either.

B
 
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nagromme

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BlizzardBomb said:
There were updates. Better brightness and contrast ratio on the 20" and 23".
Someone said those brightness updates happened weeks ago. True?

Nice either way!

I too am holding out for a true next generation... maybe with new larger sizes, iSight, or new connectivity. But if I needed a display now, it's not as easy to choose a Dell anymore :)
 
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