is the 30" ACD the latest monitor?

phuong

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hi gang.
i'm about to purchase 2 monitors. but before going on and place the order, i would like to know if there's any rumors about any new LCD coming up? if not, about when will there be?

i plan to use these LCD (with my MP) for about 1.5-2 years.
 

fivetoadsloth

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there are rumors of new lcds but no clue when they will come out. supposively they will have mini micro cams stiched in with the pixels and some sftware will take all the images and make them one big image, so essentialy having a isight camera built into the display, but in a way you wont notice it
 

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fivetoadsloth said:
there are rumors of new lcds but no clue when they will come out. supposively they will have mini micro cams stiched in with the pixels and some sftware will take all the images and make them one big image, so essentialy having a isight camera built into the display, but in a way you wont notice it
That's not a realistic rumor at this time. iSight cameras built into the monitor bezel are a definite possibility, but the technology you're talking about (while real) won't find itself into commercial products (especially Apple displays) anytime soon. Mass production of that technology is non-existent and the cost will preclude it from being included in mainstream monitors for quite some time.
 

MacBoobsPro

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WildCowboy said:
That's not a realistic rumor at this time. iSight cameras built into the monitor bezel are a definite possibility, but the technology you're talking about (while real) won't find itself into commercial products (especially Apple displays) anytime soon. Mass production of that technology is non-existent and the cost will preclude it from being included in mainstream monitors for quite some time.
Oh... theres one more thing..! :D
 

phuong

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CrackedButter said:
If you need them now then buy them now, they did recently have a price drop on them so it'll be a while before any updates come.
im sorry i didnt track that price drop.
so, how much did they drop and how long has it been?. a price drop could mean new products coming soon..

of course i wont wait for too long. i never did. i'll buy them latest by beginning of October, no matter what. i just wanna know what i am (or probably will) missing if i buy them now.

by the way, the apple care for MP says "with or without monitors" so that means my MP apple care covers those both monitors, correct?
 

technicolor

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phuong said:
by the way, the apple care for MP says "with or without monitors" so that means my MP apple care covers those both monitors, correct?

yes as long as you buy them at the same time.
 

CrackedButter

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phuong said:
im sorry i didnt track that price drop.
so, how much did they drop and how long has it been?. a price drop could mean new products coming soon..

of course i wont wait for too long. i never did. i'll buy them latest by beginning of October, no matter what. i just wanna know what i am (or probably will) missing if i buy them now.

by the way, the apple care for MP says "with or without monitors" so that means my MP apple care covers those both monitors, correct?
Generally speaking, price drops doesn't mean new products are coming soon. If I was you I'd just buy them now, don't worry about future upgrades, they are only monitors, pretty decent ones at that.
 

phuong

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technicolor said:
yes as long as you buy them at the same time.
oh well.. that means i'm not covered now?

but from what i read at the specification here, the M8850LL/B covers both the MP and any displays

maybe i'm getting it wrong?
 

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phuong said:
oh well.. that means i'm not covered now?

but from what i read at the specification here, the M8850LL/B covers both the MP and any displays

maybe i'm getting it wrong?
From the coverage information in that document (bold is mine):

Apple said:
Mac mini, Mac Pro, Power Mac, MacBook Pro, and PowerBook customers may also register
one Apple display for coverage, provided that the Mac and the display are purchased together.