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

    Mar 15, 2009
    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


    Oct 26, 2007
    Hudson MA

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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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

    Mar 15, 2009
    bleh.. poo... no glossy for me.

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

    Dec 3, 2009
    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


    May 18, 2007
    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

    May 10, 2004
    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

    Jun 17, 2003

    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

    Jun 17, 2003
    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

    May 6, 2008
    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

    Aug 14, 2009

    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

    Sep 16, 2007
    Dell if you're on a budget.

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


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    How did you figure this out?
  14. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    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

    Nov 30, 2008
    And I thought I was the only one with this habit.
    Nice to know that there are others. :D
  16. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    You can get the NEC 30" for $999 right now from NEC store. Might want to look into that.
  17. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    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


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    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

    Aug 7, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    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

    Jan 11, 2010
    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


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Which will come first:
    30" Cinema Display
    iPhone with video chat
  22. Winters macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010
    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

    Apr 23, 2009
    what about a 30"iphone with video chat?
  24. Winters macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010
    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


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Probably more likely then the former.

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