How happy are you with your Apple Cinema Screen?

Where you would rate your Apple Cinema Screen?

  • 10

    Votes: 23 60.5%
  • 7-9

    Votes: 10 26.3%
  • 4-6

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • 1-3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 0!!!!!!

    Votes: 3 7.9%

  • Total voters
    38

^squirrel^

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 4, 2006
651
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England
Hi all,

I'm thinking of taking the plunge and getting a 23" ACD with my Macpro, but i hear so many different reports.

How happy are you with yours on the scale below.
 

MacBoobsPro

macrumors 603
Jan 10, 2006
5,116
6
Mine is brilliant. Couldnt be happier. I bought my 20" 6 months after they first came out. I didnt know anyone had any problems with them? I certainly havent. I suggest you take the plunge you wont regret it.

I voted 9. Because of the matt screen when it gets dirty its a bit of a pain to clean with just a damp cloth. But I prefer Matt screen over glossy (i have MB with glossy).
 

sunfast

macrumors 68020
Oct 14, 2005
2,108
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London
stuartluff said:
Mine is brilliant. Couldnt be happier. I bought my 20" 6 months after they first came out. I didnt know anyone had any problems with them? I certainly havent. I suggest you take the plunge you wont regret it.

I voted 9. Because of the matt screen when it gets dirty its a bit of a pain to clean with just a damp cloth. But I prefer Matt screen over glossy (i have MB with glossy).
Do you use the 20" with your MacBook? I've been seriously considering one to go with my MB for some time but was concerned by what I mentioned in this thread when I hooked my MB up to a 20" external.
 

MacBoobsPro

macrumors 603
Jan 10, 2006
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sunfast said:
Do you use the 20" with your MacBook? I've been seriously considering one to go with my MB for some time but was concerned by what I mentioned in this thread when I hooked my MB up to a 20" external.

No its on my G5. Not sure about the MB problem though.

Just out of curiosity why would you want a monitor just for your MB? Couldnt you just put the 'monitor money' together with MB money and buy a 17" MBP?
 

sunfast

macrumors 68020
Oct 14, 2005
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London
stuartluff said:
No its on my G5. Not sure about the MB problem though.

Just out of curiosity why would you want a monitor just for your MB? Couldnt you just put the 'monitor money' together with MB money and buy a 17" MBP?
It's something I hadn't considered but I value portability very highly. It's my main system too so I'd like to be able to come home and have a desktop by plugging it all in and yet have a portable machine for the road. It does travel a lot and I don't really need the extra stuff the MBP offers.
 

skunk

macrumors G4
Jun 29, 2002
11,832
4,009
Republic of Ukistan
I have been blissfully happy with my unblemished 22" ACD ever since I got it in 2001. But I guess that's not particularly relevant to you...:eek:

If you are going to get a 23", I'd make damned sure it's the current model, which I hear is still practically unobtainable over here. The Cinema Displays are all getting pretty long in the tooth, so an up-to-date one is essential.
 

gootz

macrumors member
Aug 7, 2006
46
0
SF Bay Area
I just picked up a 23" ACD to use with my powerbook on Saturday. I love it! Just make sure you get one made in August or later, they seem to be the newer spec models.
 

apfhex

macrumors 68030
Aug 8, 2006
2,682
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Northern California
7-9. Ummm.... 8?

One one hand it has some of the most brilliant colors and brightest backlighting I've ever seen in an LCD. Plus the design is great looking.

On the other hand it's plagued by bad backlight bleeding. Yuck.
 

Makosuke

macrumors 603
Aug 15, 2001
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The Cool Part of CA, USA
I've got a 20", and I gave it a 10. I'm not a drooling fanboy, but frankly when I think about it I have absolutely nothing to complain about--I love the design (particularly the functionally-zero-footprint stand design), I love the look, I love the integrated single cable and having built-in firewire ports, and I love the screen itself--about two or so years old now, not a single bad pixel, and it's bright and beautiful. Plus, the non-button-buttons are really slick.

Yes, if I were taking price into account, I might bump that down a notch, but I was just rating the screen.

Also, if it were a bigger screen, the lack of a second set of inputs to have it double as a TV might be a drawback, but I wouldn't want that in a 20" anyway, so I don't consider it an issue.
 

Dreadnought

macrumors 68020
Jul 22, 2002
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Almere, The Netherlands
For the one hour I had a 23" ACD hooked up to my G5, before I noticed this was the old model, definately a 10. Soooo bright, sooooo beautiful, sooooo perfect, but it wasn't the new version. So I'm still waiting to get my perfect new display....
 

^squirrel^

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 4, 2006
651
1
England
Dreadnought said:
For the one hour I had a 23" ACD hooked up to my G5, before I noticed this was the old model, definately a 10. Soooo bright, sooooo beautiful, sooooo perfect, but it wasn't the new version. So I'm still waiting to get my perfect new display....
So let me get this right.....

If i dont get the new model i am within my rights to ask for the latest model?
 

skunk

macrumors G4
Jun 29, 2002
11,832
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Republic of Ukistan
^squirrel^ said:
So let me get this right.....

If i dont get the new model i am within my rights to ask for the latest model?
Apple are advertising a particular specification for a particular price. They have a duty to supply a monitor that reaches that specification.
 

Mackeyser

macrumors member
Jul 22, 2002
74
0
Tampa, FL
10

My 30" ACD that I picked up at a local Apple Store was pixel perfect. I love it.

There is some backlight bleed on the lower corners, but in full screen mode of games or movies, it is NOT noticeable and I've all, but pressed my face to the screen to see it.

I wondered about getting 2x 23" monitors or the 30" and by FAR the 30" was the way to go. They made an awesome monitor and the bezel just disappears when looking at the big, bright screen.

Perfect.