New Apple Cinema Displays?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by starnox, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. starnox macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    Does anyone think Apple will update their cinema displays soon? Just comparing the specs to some other products it looks like they are slipping behind a bit.

    20" Cinema Display
    Display colours (maximum) 16.7 million
    Viewing angle (typical) 170° horizontal; 170° vertical
    Brightness (typical) 250 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical) 400:1
    Response time (typical) 16 ms

    21" Widescreen High-Definition LCD Flat-Panel Display (Gateway)
    Model Number FPD2185W
    Panel Size 21" diagonal
    Panel Type 21" viewable TFT active matrix S-PVA Anti-glare coating
    Pixel Resolution 1680 x 1050 (native) (75Hz)
    Pixel Pitch 0.0106" x 0.0106" (0.270mm x 0.270mm)
    Aspect Ratio 16:10
    Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 1000:1
    Viewing Angles 178 horizontal, 178 vertical
    Response Time 8 ms (gray to gray)
    Frequency Horizontal: 31-81 KHz Vertical: 56-76 Hz
    Lamp Type/Life 50,000 hours
    Colors 16.7 million
  2. rjphoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005

    Who makes it and how much?

    As for Apple, my bet is they will release a new monitor with the new desktops...when ever that is.
  3. Xephian macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    United States
    I doubt they'll be updating their LCD's soon. They may change something if Dell comes up with a 3007FPW.
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    The rumors are already going... MWSF January 2006! I'm also waiting for the update and then I'll order my new 23" ACD!! When the new iMacs where released the rumors started. The new screen of the iMac is better then the ACD and the competition also has (much) better screens. So Apple needs to update it. Also, the price drop last month is as always to clear out old inventory... Do you need more speculation?
  5. starnox thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
  6. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I am in the market for a 30" display so I do hope that they come out with some "thinner" displays and lower the price a little.
  7. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2005
    New Jersey

    How 'bout a built-in iSight? Seems like they might do it. And yes, the ACD pales in comparison to the Gateway.
  8. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    But perhaps only in terms of numbers. One most not get bogged down in the specs and consider things like blacklight, image quality, manufacturer's reputation, customer service, etc. I think you can always find a display with better specs than an ACD but that doesn't necessarily make it a better display.
  9. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    Apple needs to make sure they've sort out the pinkish corner problem. Also a price drop should be on the horizon.
  10. starnox thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    Do you think my iMac G5 Rev 5 (GeForce FX 5200 64MB), would support a ACD 20"/23" and its current screen in a dual screen setup? Or would it just lag.
  11. revisionA macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
    Mine doesnt have a blacklight, *****!
  12. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    the iMac is VGA out, the cinema displays are DVI in. I think you need an adapter, which cost $300 or so (Dr. Bott). You are probably better off getting a monitor that supports VGA inputs.
  13. starnox thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    Ok i connected my 15" samsung monitor to my iMac. But I can't seem to do a dual screen setup. They are both showing the same picture. I wont it to roll over, if you get what I mean, like two monitors next to each other.... any ideas how you do this?

    Edit: I have read the help docs and they say there should be an arrange option... I can't see any arrange option :(.

    Is this feature not available on the iMac?
  14. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Google ScreenSpan Doctor. Run the little app and you should now have dual screen spanning, rather than mirroring.
  15. maya macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2004
    somewhere between here and there.
    Still waiting for a 23" or 22" iMac G5 or whatever Intel equal-ant they decide to call it. I know I will be waiting for a while, however I have this feeling that the 20" iMac will be the new 17" low end model. 17" LCD screens are small and 15" screens look like postage stamp. I am spoilt indeed. ;) :D
  16. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2005
    New Jersey
    True, but my point remains. A year ago PC World rated the ACD as the best display availible. Now it probably wouldn't.
  17. merlin macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2003
    New Cinema Displays

    I thought that were going to be announcing the new XLB3B 28" 3D display in January. Anyone know if that one is a possibility?

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