Early 2009 iMac 24" & 30" Apple Cinema Display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GlynJones, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. GlynJones macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2005
    Hi All,
    About 5 months ago I had my Mid 2006 iMac replaced with an Early 2009 iMac and on the whole I am very pleased with it except for one thing ... the glossy display.

    As our youngest has now commandeered my office I am now resigned to using the dining room which is fine except the only area for all my equipment is the wall opposite the window. The reflection during the afternoon and early evening when the sun comes through is driving me crazy. We have had blinds fitted which now help but still cast a lot of reflections and glare on the screen making reading difficult. I didn’t have this problem with the old matte iMac.

    An option would be to use a matte screen as a second monitor or even better a 30" Apple Cinema Display thus I can move the iMac out of the way.

    I know the old iMacs could not support dual DVI on the 30" display but I'm led to believe the latest model does. Can anyone confirm this and has anyone tried this?

    My other option is to sell the iMac and use it with a Macbook Pro which I have and early 2008 but it’s not as powerful as my iMac.

    Thanks in advance for any advice given.

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    Dec 10, 2008
  3. Moriarty macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    And said adapter apparently has a few performance issues... though they should have been fixed a year later, I would hope.

    Unless you already own the 30" display, I'd recommend just getting a 24" one, the Dell U2410 is a good choice and has an IPS panel. If you're fine with the screen size of the 24" iMac currently, there is no need to spend so much on a 30" screen. I assure you that Dell's high end IPS panel monitors are just as good as any Apple screen...

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