Is it wise to purchase a 24" LED Cinema right now?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macreator, May 27, 2009.

  1. macreator macrumors regular

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    Hi folks,

    So I've got a 15" unibody MacBook Pro that I purchased back in the fall and I've just finished reconfiguring my home office and am considering the 24" LED Cinema to use with my MacBook Pro as something of a docking station and, obviously, and an external display for extended desktop.

    My question is, with WWDC taking place in less than two weeks, would I be wise to wait on my purchase? I realize that, according to the Buyer's Guide, the other displays in Apple's line haven't been updated in quite a long time, but I'm assuming the 24" won't be touched since it was introduced fairly recently. Is this a bad assumption on my part?

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks, Macreator
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    My guess would be that they will update the rest of the line-up to fit in with the 24 long before they would update the 24. As you are probably aware, apple tends to update their displays much less frequently than other hardware.

    I think you would be safe getting a 24 now (unless you are willing to spend more for a larger size monitor)
     
  3. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Considering the conference is aimed at developers, the screen has little ways of improvement and the other models have like never been updated I would say you're safe.

    However, have you thought of what you are using it for is there a cheaper alternative to be had from dell or another brand. I love apple computers and accessories but definitely dont love their prices.

    You might find that you will be very happy with a nice 24" dell as I am!
     
  4. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Best guess is the the 24' LED won't get anything done to it but who knows about the larger sizes.
     
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  6. macreator thread starter macrumors regular

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    Acearchie, which Dell display do you have? The other non-Apple displays I was considering were generally HPs. How do you like your Dell?
     

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