Say goodbye 22' Cinema

TyleRomeo

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so for anyone out there who is looking for a new monitor look no further then formac's latest 20.1 LCD. the sucker goes for $1,700 and worth every penny.

Apple Cinema Display
Size (Ratio) 22" (16:10)
Resolution 1,600 by 1,024
Color-accurate NO
Viewing Angle 160º h&v
Brightness 180 nits
Contrast 300:1
Pixel Response 40ms
LCD Quality Good
Pixel anomaly Up to 10 dead pixels
Warranty 1 year
Interface ADC

Formac gallery 2010 The Formac Benefit
size 20.1" (5:4) Only 12% less screen area, but +17% more workspace
Resolution 1,600 by 1,200
Color-accurate YES
Viewing Angle 170º h&v Accurate calibration possible
Brightness 250 nits +40% brighter images/colors
Contrast 500:1 +70% sharper images
Pixel Response 10-25ms 4x faster (no ghosting)
LCD Quality Better
Pixel anomaly Up to 2 dead pixels 5x less dead pixels
Warranty 3 years No CARE plan necessary
Interface ADC FDC (ADC +DVI) Macintosh & PC compatible

if this isn't a clue for apple to get of their feet and give us a 19-20 LCD at MWP then I don't know what is. the numbers speak for themselves. they look just as good as apple's LCDs, they have the same 2 port USB hub in the back. I know if they don't upgrade their monitors before end of september im going with formac. sorry apple

tyler
 

Tiauguinho

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Wonderfull Display!!!!!! just Wonderfull!!! Apple better come with an answer to this! I Love the Apple Displays but this is trully a Wonderfull Display! And is 60% cheaper then a 22' Apple Display here in Portugal... going to save my money to buy this baby! Im trully amazed! Unbeatable Price!
 

nixd2001

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Originally posted by edvniow
Too bad the Formac isn't a wide-aspect ratio like the Cinema. :(
If you're thinking just in terms of workable pixels (rather than actual display area), a tasteful piece of sticky tape could make it into a widescreen display with the same number of pixels as Apple :D
 

barkmonster

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Dec 3, 2001
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I agree with edvniow on that one.

It's not the size as such, it's the aspect ratio and dpi.

a 22" 16:9 ratio monitor with a 1600 x 1024 resolution is going to be far easier on the eyes than a 20.1" 12:9 ratio monitor at 1600 x 1200, every 21" CRT I've ever used at 1600 x 1200 has seemed too high res to be confortable to stare at all day and I've dropped it down to 1280 x 960 to be bearable. That's a trinitron screen with an 85hz refresh rate aswell, not some bargain basement monitor either.

I know LCDs are going to suit some people more than others but if anything I'd still go for a 22" apple LCD over the formac if the prices were a little more in my range at least.
 

TyleRomeo

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Originally posted by Over Achiever
Slightly off topic...are there other non-apple moniters that support macs (that is they use ADC)?
i believe that formac is the only brand. personally i think the style of formac displays come very close to being apple displays withouht the apple logo branded on them. the only issue is the widescreen factor. eventhough the 22 cinema really is 16x10 i don't mind formacs 5x4 ratio. the rest of numbers speak for themselves

tyler
 

TyleRomeo

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Originally posted by barkmonster
I agree with edvniow on that one.

It's not the size as such, it's the aspect ratio and dpi.

a 22" 16:9 ratio monitor with a 1600 x 1024 resolution is going to be far easier on the eyes than a 20.1" 12:9 ratio monitor at 1600 x 1200, every 21" CRT I've ever used at 1600 x 1200 has seemed too high res to be confortable to stare at all day and I've dropped it down to 1280 x 960 to be bearable. That's a trinitron screen with an 85hz refresh rate aswell, not some bargain basement monitor either.

I know LCDs are going to suit some people more than others but if anything I'd still go for a 22" apple LCD over the formac if the prices were a little more in my range at least.
yeah but a 21' CRT does not have 20.1 viewable. You need to go for a 22' CRT to have 20 inches in screen room.

also if the 17' iMac can be 1440 by 900 then 1600 by 1200 wont kill the formacs vision with three extra inches.

tyler
 

Over Achiever

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Re: Say goodbye 22' Cinema

Originally posted by TyleRomeo
Formac gallery 2010 The Formac Benefit
Brightness 250 nits +40% brighter images/colors
Contrast 500:1 +70% sharper images
Pixel Response 10-25ms 4x faster (no ghosting)
Wow, I'm impressed with the contrast ratio...500:1! And the pixel response...very good. Heck, when I said before that I'd rather get two 17" studio displays than a 22"? I changed my mind...I'll take two of these!...its even better than the 23" cinema display! For the same amount of money...well sorta. Of course, I myself need a bit more money...:(
 

Rower_CPU

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Re: Say goodbye 22' Cinema

Originally posted by TyleRomeo
so for anyone out there who is looking for a new monitor look no further then formac's latest 20.1 LCD. the sucker goes for $1,700 and worth every penny.

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if this isn't a clue for apple to get of their feet and give us a 19-20 LCD at MWP then I don't know what is. the numbers speak for themselves. they look just as good as apple's LCDs, they have the same 2 port USB hub in the back. I know if they don't upgrade their monitors before end of september im going with formac. sorry apple

tyler
Do you work for Formac?;)

That's a great monitor...and Apple has definitely been resting on old tech in their LCDs...

I say a refresh across the whole line is in order.
 

TyleRomeo

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Re: Re: Say goodbye 22' Cinema

Originally posted by Rower_CPU


Do you work for Formac?;)


I say a refresh across the whole line is in order.
no i don't, I'm just liek the rest of you guys, a loyal mac fanatic.

i just see what seems to be a great buy and try to anounce the premieres to you guys how are frustrated with apple's LCD lately. I think after Paris we'll be a lot happier.

tyler
 

nuckinfutz

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Jul 3, 2002
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Nice Monitor

I think they'll want to eventually trim the edges on their LCD's

I'm looking to move to at least dual 17" LCD's someday and I like what companies like Sony and Nec are doing with their Thin Frames

Gimme two of these side by side



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