Value of 23" Apple Cinema HD screen (polycarbonate model)

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  1. Moonjumper, Feb 3, 2014
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    Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    I have a pair of the easel style 23" Apple screens. I love the increasingly rare 1920x1200 resolution, and the screen quality is great.

    But I don't need both, so I am selling at least one (potentially both, to get one 27" 2560x1440 monitor), but don't know how much they are worth. I have 2 ADC to DVI converters, one for each monitor, which appear to be worth quite a bit on their own.

    One has some damage to the rear leg (a piece has broken off along the line of the attachment bolts, but I have the piece and it will be glued back on), but it still stands securely even without a repair.

    I intend to remove the outer casing to remove some dust and particles that have got in between the shell and the body, but other than that and the leg mentioned above, they are in good condition.

    They work well with my 15" rMBP via a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor, and the laptop can fit between the front legs of the monitor if using in clamshell mode or storing. Therefore I think they are not outdated.

    How much do you think they are realistically worth? Does the leg damage affect the value much?
     
  2. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    how is 1080p HD rare?
     
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    Where do you see 1080?
     
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    Moonjumper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    1200 high is rare, many screens are 1080p. The extra 120 pixels makes a big difference, especially recently with web designers thinking everyone has 10,800p screens.
     
  5. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Ah I'm sorry 1080p is 1920x1080 right?
     
  6. Moonjumper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes.

    1920x1200 is better for a monitor, but 1920x1080 is taking over because that is also the size of televisions. Presumably that makes them easier and cheaper.
     
  7. blanka macrumors 68000

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    I guess 100$ each. You might find people paying 50$ premium for the logo. Or even 200$ if you find a hardcore Mac-Cube fan, because that IS the machine this screen was made for.
    The fact that they are still good doesn't make them a time-bomb. CCFL inverters die sooner or later, combined with the complicated interfacing with adapters.
    A new top notch up to date 24 inch IPS 1920x1200 like the Dell U2412M with HDMI/DP/DVI that also saves some bucks on the energy bill is 250$

    1200 vertical is not rare, just only sold online, and hardly on display in stores.
     

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