How long does your Apple display last?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by coldwaves, May 12, 2013.

  1. coldwaves macrumors regular

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    I have a 2009 24" cinema display. There is a dead pixel and a slight smudge on the screen. Other than that, it is working totally fine. It does not bother me too much although it is noticeable in some color background. I am not sure whether those problem will get worse over time. How long does your display usually last? I am wondering if I should sell it before it gets too old. I don't know how long those display usually last. I have a 20" cinema display in the office that works perfectly for those years. But the 24" seems to have more LCD panel problems over the years. Just want to hear your opinion if I should sell it and upgrade to thunderbolt.
     
  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    From what I've experienced, 4 years is getting old, but that's not a rule. It could serve you well for 2 more. I had a 20 that didn't make it past 2 years in a perfect low use environment.

    Many think there's an update in store for the Thunderbolt display very soon. I'd give it just a little more time if you can. The hub should reflect what's on the new iMacs & perhaps something to go with the Mac Pro promised for Fall.
     
  3. coldwaves thread starter macrumors regular

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    Agree. I would wait at least until the WWDC this year to see if there is an update of the display if I decide to upgrade. I guess the new iMac design has a good possibility to appear on the new display.
     
  4. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    I've been using my 23" Cinema Display since 2006 and it's still going strong. Just as bright and vibrant as the day I got it!
     
  5. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I have a 23" Cinema Display that I bought used and it's better now than any other display I've owned. Don't know how o,d it is or how much previous use it had.
     
  6. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Also, to add, I use mine next to a 20" Dell monitor and the Cinema Displays whites are so much whiter than the Dells. I figured over time the white would fade, but surprisingly it has held up like it's new!
     
  7. coldwaves thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's awesome. I had a 20 inch aluminum cinema display in the office. I believe this display was made in 2003 and it is still perfect. No dead pixels and backlight is even. The only shortage is that the CCFL backlight takes a little more time to get to the brightness level compared to LED but it is just due to the nature of CCFL light. Although this monitor is used lightly, it is still very impressive for a ten year old display. Compared to my 4 year old 24 inch cinema display, which has a stuck pixel and some light smudge, this old 20 inch one is truly great.
     

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