The last, best Apple MATTE Display?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PurpleMarmalade, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. PurpleMarmalade macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Dear hivemind, a question: I'm looking to purchase an external display for my 13" MBA, but I abhore the super glossy screens on the new cinema displays. So, I'd like to purchase an older, matte Apple display (from Ebay or wherever else). Which model was the last one to have a matte display and/or which was the best?

    Any help much appreciated.
  2. aohus macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2010
    lol 'hivemind'

    i don't think Apple ever sold matte displays as of recent?

    the best bet would be to get a matte display from an OEM like Dell or HP. Or Lenovo.
  3. rogan macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    then 20" aluminium display although its old tech now..

    you'd be better off with a Dell ultrasharp
  4. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    Much, much better off.
  5. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    The last was the 30" (2560x1600) and 23" (1920x1200) models, with the 30"er being the one that lasted the longest, as it was around at the same time as the glossy 24".

    As such, you can still pick up 30" ACDs in very good condition. 23"era you have to be a bit more picky on, and be wary of pink fringing on the edges.
  6. PurpleMarmalade thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Many thanks, everyone. I do currently use a Dell Ultrasharp at work (plugged into the MBA), and it's good, but I was hoping for something more aesthetically pleasing to use at home. It sounds like it isn't worth it, though, which is a shame. Maybe I can buy another Dell monitor, and paint it silver....:p
  7. aohus macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2010
    get a nice IPS display from Dell, like the just released U2412M. IPS display :)

  8. Romeo604 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2005
    from my perspective the 30 inch display is simply a work of art. Def try to get one may be not for primary use but as a secondary display.
  9. Simon Templar macrumors member

    Simon Templar

    May 6, 2010
    Infinite Rider on The Big Dogma
    Tell you what....

    I have an as-new 24" Apple Cinema Display (aluminum case) with the anti-glare screen. My desk situation is such that I can use either without a problem.

    Buy me a new 27" Apple LED Cinema Display and I'll swap you even for it!!!

  10. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010

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