Does anyone have the old ACD with the new MacBook's?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aaquib, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Thinking about either buying the older ACD's, 20", vs. a Dell or Samsung 24" display. How would the older ACD's compare?
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Well you wouldn't have the old ACD has a mirror when it hits light ;)


    I'm kidding, I've yet to see the new Apple Displays in person
     
  3. aaquib thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I actually really like the new glossy displays, but considering they cost $900, I'll need to set my sights to something more affordable.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's the most affordable H-IPS LED display on the market by around $400.

    Not to mention the microphone, speakers, and camera.
     
  5. aaquib thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not arguing that its a fantastic display, but at $900, I just can't afford it. A 24" Dell, similarily priced, would be around $400.

    I dont need the mic, speakers, or iSight, as I can just use those features built in my MacBook. The IPS panels aren't useful to me as I don't do much photo or video editing.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Wait... :D

    You must mean speced, and I've already said that it isn't. If all you care about is resolution, go ahead and get a cheaper display, of course.
     
  7. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    That's a whole freakin' lot for a display! My MacBook I am getting in a few weeks (Recent gen, white, 2.1 GHz) is $999.99 and the price might drop some before I pick it up
     
  8. aaquib thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, I don't even remember what I was thinking...I must've meant that their screen sizes are the same. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
  9. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    I don't have one, but I've seen one. The quality is great! With a Dell or Samsung, in my opinion, the picture does not look as good. I would go with the old ACD and sacrifice the 4 inches that you would get on another LCD.
     
  10. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Right, but 900 bucks is a lot of money for a display and in my opinion priced too high for the average consumer. Apple should make a consumer panel IMO.
     
  11. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    Hell, just buy a TV for your mac instead of the Cinema display
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Assuming you're speaking of the Alu MacBooks then it will run an old ACD with an adapter.
     

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