it's been 6 years APPLE! Where's your new 30"??!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rmpstudio, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. rmpstudio macrumors member

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    I think i might actually have a conniption if they don't release a new LED version at MacWorld this year.

    Please tell me there is a sliver or shred of valid rumor in the rumor mill churning?
     
  2. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    conniption

    I learnt a new word today, thank you.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Apple does not attend MacWorld or any other trade shows, so no new 30".

    You can get a glossy 27" LED backlit IPS panel for less money from Apple.
     
  4. rmpstudio thread starter macrumors member

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    bleh.. poo... no glossy for me.

    I need the matte finish for photography.
     
  5. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

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    Considering the 24 inch they released alongside the Unibody MBPs is glossy, I think it's likely the 30 inch will be glossy too (that is if it is ever released). Maybe the 30 inch will have a matte option for an upcharge.
     
  6. kurzz macrumors 6502

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    Why does it have to be from Apple? Why not a matte 30" IPS screen from Dell? Am I missing something or is this more of a style issue?
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    Yes, Dell is the way to go. Not only is it relatively current, but it has basically any input that you might imagine, including DisplayPort.
     
  8. Dreamail macrumors 6502

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    LightPeak

    I'd think we'll have to wait for LightPeak.

    It would make sense that a pro Monitor gets an optical link first.

    All that's really needed is a combination of LightPeak and power in one combo-cable (which is possible as electricity will not interfere with light signals) and the ultimate 'One-Cable-Connection' monitor is born.

    A single Power-plus-LightPeak cable can replace:
    - power (obviously)
    - dual-link DVI
    - miniDisplayPort
    - FireWire
    - USB (1,2,3)
    - digital audio
    - etc.

    Assuming LightPeak is still on track with initial connectors and electronics sampling now, a new monitor might not be further away than 3-6 months.

    Now if you're a pessimist, it might be another 12 months.


    And if you're a real pessimist then you'll assume the Mac Pro is phased out anyway - and with it the 30" ACD.

    In this case both will just die a slow death over the next years, with no ground-breaking redesign or update.
     
  9. Dreamail macrumors 6502

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    If it only had a solid metal frame...

    The DELL's plastic is so flimsy and floppy that every time you press an on-screen button it wobbles back and forth.

    Minor issue to some, while others do prefer a solidly built monitor.
    That alone was the reason why I went with the old Apple ACD and not with the DELL.

    Call me stupid, but I prefer non-plastic hardware.
     
  10. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    The earliest we'll see Light Peak, is Q4 2010, and 2011 is more realistic IMO, as it's new tech. First run designs take longer to complete, as there's nothing already done to use as a starting point (hardware or drivers).
     
  11. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    don't expect matte finish on apple cinema displays anymore

    it's been a while already

    they update their screens based on potential sales only

    would not be profitable if they release a 16/9 30" screen that would not sell well

    if you are happy with your matte 30" acd, why wanting a new one ?
     
  12. seedster2 macrumors 6502a

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    Dell if you're on a budget.

    NEC or a LaCie if you have some more to spend
     
  13. Icaras macrumors 603

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    How did you figure this out?
     
  14. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I have a Dell S2409W without those issues. I don't use the display as a keyboard so if it does move a little, it's not bothering me.
     
  15. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    And I thought I was the only one with this habit.
    Nice to know that there are others. :D
     
  16. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    You can get the NEC 30" for $999 right now from NEC store. Might want to look into that.
     
  17. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    Something tells me that you might change your preferences if/when Apple drops their all-aluminum designs (and they will once people get tired of the current look which will probably happen soon) :D
     
  18. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    If they do drop the current design, they will not and should not move to plastic. It will still be aluminum but different.

    To OP, saying "I need matte for photography" makes zero sense. As long as the LCD panel is color accurate (S-IPS or IPS) you're good to go. Matte finish diffuses light so light reflections are less apparent. Glossy finish is like a mirror. Either way you will be having some loss of color accuracy. Might as well take glossy since it looks better.
     
  19. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    Well you're stupid. I have the current DELL 30" sitting in front of me right now. Does not feel flimsy. The only button I ever need to press is the power button, and that feels plenty solid, and works no less effectively than the power button on the front of my Mac Pro.

    And to boot I have a really nice screen that isn't 6 year old tech.

    Yes the Apple casing looks better. But right now with the lights off in this room I can't actually see the casing of the DELL, nor would I be able to the Apple screen, so I don't see how that really matters.
     
  20. Winters macrumors member

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    Huh are you talking about the 3008wfp? The bezel looks like dark gray brushed aluminum to me.
    I tried to push the buttons really hard and couldn't get any wobbles :eek:
    By the way you need only to press the button softly them to react so if you are talking about the 3008wfp you probably looked at bad sample.
     
  21. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Which will come first:
    30" Cinema Display
    iPhone with video chat
     
  22. Winters macrumors member

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    I read here that lg and samsung the main producers of 30" panels for computers weren't really motivated to produce new 30" panels so we are probably going to be stuck with 27" as new top of the line screens for a while.
     
  23. brendu macrumors 68020

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    what about a 30"iphone with video chat?
     
  24. Winters macrumors member

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    Its going to be nice to heat my ears during winters i m sure, when i try to call someonw with it.:D
     
  25. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Probably more likely then the former.
     

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