How does the Apple Cinema 23" compare with modern displays?

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  1. Gold89 macrumors 6502

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    Hi there, I've been offered an original (I presume) Apple HD Cinema Display 23". How does this compare with a modern display? I am looking to add an external screen to my Macbook for image editing. How would one compare to a new TN 20 or 22" display (if calibrated, etc).


    Many Thanks
     
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020

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  3. California macrumors 68040

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    Having firewire is a plus for me with the Aluminum Apple Cinema Displays.

    Actually it is a must have.
     
  4. Gold89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The one I was looking at wasn't the aluminium one but this one:

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    Apparently it needs an adapter to dvi?
     
  5. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you will need the DVI to ADC adapter. This is because the old acrylic screens ran off a single cable, with USB, signal data and power all coming down the ADC connection. The new DVI based screens obviously don't provide this (particularly power), so the adapter adds USB and power into the mix.
     

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