LED Cinema Displays vs. Old Cinema Displays

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ralphgmr, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. ralphgmr macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am wondering how better is really this display? Are they much better then the 23" HD Cinema Dislpay? I am somewhat skeptical about the glossy screen! I work with graphics and I don't like glossy screens, they may look good but kind of the reflections get in the way when I am working.

    I have bought a couple months ago the NOW old macbook pro! Yeah I know I am kind of unlucky (or not, there is people saying they didn't like the new one, preferring the old one).

    So which one should I buy: 24" LED Cinema Display or if I still get the chance, the Old 23" HD Cinema Display??

    Thanks,

    Ralph
     
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The new Cinema Display works ONLY with the NEW MacBook, Air and Pro.
     
  3. ralphgmr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're kidding right?! Even if I have conversor from mini-dvi to dvi?!?
     
  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    The new displays are Mini-DisplayPort not mini-dvi (link).
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Get the old 23", its been discontinued now so you should get a good deal on a clearance model.
     
  6. DaveOZ macrumors regular

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    No doubt Apple will launch a new LED 24" and 30" ACD to suit normal DVI some time soon.
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I don't think this is true. Any new display that Apple releases will be Mini DisplayPort.
     
  8. ralphgmr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And won't be a conversor of this Mini DisplayPort to any port on the old Macbook?!
     
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  10. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I can't really understand what you're saying. Are you asking if the older Macbooks and Macbook Pros will be able to connect to the new 24" displays? If so, the technical specifications for the 24" display on Apple's website says:

    So as of now, it doesn't look like you can connect an older Macbook or Macbook Pro with the 24" display.
     
  11. eXan macrumors 601

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    You don't have much choice. New LEDs work only with mini-DisplayPort-equipped computers. No adapter is available yet.

    You don't like glossy anyway, so why not get the older ACD? They are the best displays I've ever seen (And I've seen a LOT)
     
  12. sangosimo Guest

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    the new displays are an even bigger waste of money then the old ones.
     
  13. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    There will be an adapter soon I am sure, you can already get Mini-Display to DVI so why not the other way around? Surely just a matter of time.
     
  14. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    For an IPS display?
     

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