Is a 2 Year Old 23" ACD Too Old?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gazfocus, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    I have been offered a 23" Apple Cinema Display for £390 and it's 2 years old.

    Is this any different from the current spec of Apple Cinema Displays?

    Thanks
     
  2. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

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  3. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    According to the buyer's guide, the 20 and 23" ACDs were last updated Aug 06, which would make your offer a last-gen model.
     
  4. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Does that make any difference? I've noticed that on the newer model the 23" display has a brightness of 400 cd/m2 (up from 270 cd/m2) and the features 700:1 contrast ratios (both up from 400:1).

    Does this make any difference in the real world?
     
  5. barijazz macrumors 6502

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    What are you using the display for? how much do you use it? and have you seen the display because the condition is what really matters. If you take a current gen 30" and smack it with a baseball bat then it's no better than a dell monitor.
     
  6. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've seen pictures and if I buy it, I'll be going to collect it so can see it working first (just want an idea of what to expect before I take a 2 1/2 hour trip to collect it).

    I will be using the display with a Mac Pro for some video editing, web development, image editing (nothing pro though).
     

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