Display Price Drop

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Apple lowered the prices on its line of LCD displays today across the board (as rumored), with the 20" model now falling below the $1000 mark. Pricing is as follows:

* $999 - 20" Cinema, 1680 x 1050 optimal resolution, 16.7 million colors, DVI Display Connector, 2 port USB 2.0 Hub, 2 FireWire 400 ports

* $1799 - 23" Cinema HD, 1920 x 1200 optimal resolution, 16.7 million colors, DVI Display Connector, 2 port USB 2.0 Hub, 2 FireWire 400 ports

* $2999 - 30" Cinema HD, 2560 x 1600 optimal resolution, 16.7 million colors, DVI Display Connector, 2 port USB 2.0 Hub, 2 FireWire 400 ports
 

mrzippy

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I did post this in the rumour of the price drop thread also, but there are other major price changes in the UK store.

List below are reductions on bottom models as example:

iMac G5 1.6 GHz - £919 to £899
iBook G4 12" - £799 to £699
PowerMac G5 1.8 GHz single - £1099 to £999
PowerBook 12" combo - £1149 to £1099

Don't know if US store is the same, or are they reflecting the current exchange rate $ /£

Also I agree with above, would be nice to see at 17" display.
 

Mudbug

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mrzippy said:
I did post this in the rumour of the price drop thread also, but there are other major price changes in the UK store.

List below are reductions on bottom models as example:

iMac G5 1.6 GHz - £919 to £899
iBook G4 12" - £799 to £699
PowerMac G5 1.8 GHz single - £1099 to £999
PowerBook 12" combo - £1149 to £1099

Don't know if US store is the same, or are they reflecting the current exchange rate $ /£

Also I agree with above, would be nice to see at 17" display.
I don't see the same changes here in the US store. - but good catch, though
 

Zaty

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Mudbug said:
I don't see the same changes here in the US store. - but good catch, though
Hardware prices were lowered across Europe, because of the weaker US Dollar. No drops on iPods, though.
 

Little Endian

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Looks like I'm getting a new 20 inch Cinema Display!!!! Thanks Apple I was almost going to get a Formac or Dell LCD. With my EDU discount I can get one for $899 and paying a $100-$200 premium for Apple is now justifiable instead of a $500 one.
 

mrzippy

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This could have been a price shuffle so they can announce a cheap 17" to go with the rumoured headless Mac at MacWorld next week.

Still wary of Apple displays at the moment with so many colour problems reported still.
 

pbook15

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It looks like other products got a price drop in Canada. I just checked out the powerbooks and mine which was $2900 with a student discount in August is now $2710 with the discount.
 

denm316

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hopefully we will see a 17 inch one as well. And maybe ever a 15 inch for the"possible" headless iMac.

I just hope the headless iMac with have good resolution on a widescreen tv, if it will be able to be used as a "media center"
 

patseguin

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I wonder if they have fixed all of the problems with the 23" displays. Another 20" may not be such a bad idea...
 

wozzlewoozle

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Originally Posted by mrzippy
I did post this in the rumour of the price drop thread also, but there are other major price changes in the UK store.
List below are reductions on bottom models as example:

iMac G5 1.6 GHz - £919 to £899
iBook G4 12" - £799 to £699
PowerMac G5 1.8 GHz single - £1099 to £999
PowerBook 12" combo - £1149 to £1099

Don't know if US store is the same, or are they reflecting the current exchange rate $ /£

Also I agree with above, would be nice to see at 17" display.
I believe that you are correct about apple finally coming out with more upto date currency conversions, I notice that prices on all macs (not ipods) are now lower at the online apple store canada.
 

loneAzdgari

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Yep, we're looking at an 8%-9% drop on average for nearly every mac in every store except the US one. Some items have lowered even further for example the iSight is now £99, previously priced at £119.
 

sushi

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lalcan said:
So a 17 " would cost what, like $699 ? it would be too expensive for the miniMac, i'd rather take a 15 " at $499...

My two cents! :)
Good LCD displays are just under $300 here (Japan).

Can get a 17 for around $400.

Sushi
 

srobert

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As for the cheaper displays and the rumored Sub $500 iMac, I don't think there is any direct connection. A sub $500 iMac would be targetted at custommer demographic that will probably hook it up to a display they already own. Heck! I wouldn't be surprised if keyboard and mice would only be bundled as an option.
 

rickmac2005

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Jan 3, 2005
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Excellent news!

This might lend some weight to the headless imac rumor. I couldn't see how it would fit into the pricing structure before. I wouldn't be surprised if we see 15.4" and 17" widescreen DVI displays launched next week!
 

Sophipod

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Jul 16, 2004
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Just got!

I just got a 30 inch on thurday of last week, do you think i can get a refund??? :mad:
 

macridah

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recently surfaced rumors were on the spot. At this pace, iWorks and headless macs are going to be reality.
 

rock6079

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this is making me reconsider whether to get an imac now or a PM. can u have two monitors with the imac or not with that graphics card ?