New 30" monitor??

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  1. carrollf macrumors regular

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    Looking to buy a new 30" monitor but should I wait for a new version?? Is the new 24" going to have a 30" version also?
     
  2. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    if you want to pay $1700 for a 30" mirror, then you should definitely wait :D
     
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    It'll most likely cost more than $1700 :D
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    Just be warned that 30" display won't work with your iMac.
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Other than the fact that there is no Mini DVI to Mini Display Port connector yet, even so no 30" from any company will work. Mini DVI will only drive a max of 19x12 (hence the new Mini Display port, which would be an amazing connector if more companies used it).
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    Why does everyone make it the wrong way?

    Yes, the 30" will work, but if the computer's video out doesn't support dual-link DVI, the maximum resolution you can set it to is 1280x800, NOT 1920x1200.

    I though it would become a well-known fact now that the 30" displays are around for 4+ years. Guess not.
     
  7. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

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    Did i miss something? When was the Apple 30" announced?
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It hasn't/not/isn't. Logic dictates that it will be.

    Or, just like the 24", it will be the same price but get LED backlighting, speakers, a microphone, and a camera.
     
  9. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    If you mean the new one, not yet, although were assuming January.

    If you meant "wahh? Apple sell a 30" display?" It was announced in 2004 http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Cinema-30-inch-Flat-Panel-Display/dp/B0002ILKWM

    Why only 1280 x 800? Mini DVI drives upto 1920 x 1200 on a normal display. And yes I know there is a 30", the guy said he was waiting for a new one.
     
  10. eXan macrumors 601

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    30" is not "normal" display. I don't really know why, but its true. Only 1280x800 if using single-link DVI. You can search this forum - this topic has been brought up ever since the 30" was released.
     

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