Monitors that look like Apple Cinema Display

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by FrameWork0, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. FrameWork0 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2014

    Can anyone recommend a monitor that looks like Apple's Cinema display but doesn't cost $999? Preferably if its just as good.

    Also, is there any rumors for an update to Apple's Cinema display?

    Thanks in advance
  2. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Yes, there are rumors Apple will update it to 4K and the slim iMac design. As for other monitors I don't know any that look like the Apple one however the Dell U2713HM is a very good choice.

    Good luck in your search!
  3. kelon111 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2013
    HP Pavilion 27xi

    The only big problem with it is that it has a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
  4. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    Forget about the looks and get the slightly better and much more reliable Dell U2713HM, or if you prefer AdobeRGB color space, the U2713H.

    You know, a decent screen needs a bunch of ventilation slots and serious depth to get homogeneous illumination of the panel.
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    LG make a look alike....Google should find it fir you, bug it's much more about performance than looks.
  6. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    With LED backlights, they don't really get warm enough to need lots of vents do they?

    IMHO the NECs are inexcusably hideous.
  7. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    20% discount at the refurb store. "Looks" like Apple Cinema Display.

    Keep in mind Apple's display is 2560 x 1440 and has:
    Magsafe charger
    Firewire 800
    Gigabit ethernet
    FaceTime HD camera with microphone

    The 4k displays have the problem that apps are not made for it, so you get tiny text and GUI at this time.
  8. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    And you could go with one of the Korean 2560x1440 IPS monitors out there. They can be comparable to the cinemas since they are basically the iMac 27" monitors. Where they fall down is often in adjustability, backlight, and some other stuff, like connections. But they are super affordable, and depending on your needs can do the trick...while you're awaiting the 4k.

    I have one from Monoprice and it's great...esp. for about $425 US.
  9. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    Led's get even hotter. CCFL has the heat spread over the full length of the tubes. LED's on the edge are very small, and can become very hot on vert small spots. So total heat is lower, but on the edge it is much hotter.
  10. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009

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