Want to add an Apple Cinema Display to your MBA system... big discounts!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Scottsdale, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I just noticed the 24" LED ACD is now available refurbished for $699! And the 30" ACD is now refurbished for only $1299! Those are crazy low prices. I used a 24" LED ACD with my rev B MBA, and it was a dream. I just ordered another to go with my new MBA (previous 24" stolen with MBA). At $699, it's an incredible deal. Adds speakers, camera, USB hub, and even power for your MBA! I am loving these Apple discounts! I seriously considered the 30", but I really like the speakers and built in power for the MBA. I guess the best part is the beauty of the LED backlighting.

    Just wanted to share this info for all of you who may be interested in connecting your MBA to an external ACD.
     
  2. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    I just wanted to say this, seeing Dell's 24" sell for $185 is a real deal, but this one isn't since it is NOT even on a brand new item!

    Apple might reduce the new price if you wait a bit longer :)

    24" iMac 3.06 + revB MBA was a better combination for me.

    BTW, did you decide to keep your 4th or 5th MBA, or are you still trying?

    Good luck :)
     
  3. uniforms macrumors regular

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    I'm with Scottsdale......I have the ACD 24 LED, and LOVE IT!!!!!! Using it with any mac laptop is a dream. It's what docking stations should have been! At 699, it's a steal! I wonder how dell's quality compares.

    Hope your new system setup all works out Scottsdale. I think your comments about the air have always been so on target. The air is still one of Apples best laptops.
     
  4. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Where?
     
  5. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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  6. iaymnu macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link!

    The refurbish price of the 24'LED is great ! My Dell vs my :apple: (both calibrated) imo :apple: wins hands down. :rolleyes:

    You can never have enough screens around the house. :D:D
     
  7. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly it's only showing up on the US refurb store :(
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    You're really not comparing that Dell to the ACDs, are you?
     
  9. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    No, I was just saying that the ACD is over priced compared to the other options in the market. Even the ones that beat it hand down, are at least $200 cheaper.

    At the end, if I was going to buy one, I might end up getting the ACD just because it fits with my Macs which is a lame reason :p
     
  10. brax.j macrumors regular

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    The 24" LED Cinema Display is IPS the Dell's display is TN if you don't understand the difference because you would never compare the two if you did.
     
  11. Scottsdale thread starter macrumors 601

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    I just went to look for that. Not to mention, the Apple Cinema Display is LED backlit, AND has speakers, camera, usb hub, and POWER for the MBA!

    Some people just don't understand that Apple products are not just a higher price for the brand, it's the best stuff available at these prices.

    For $699, you cannot find an LED backlit display with the add ons of this ACD. Refurbished doesn't mean used, like it's been used for six months and returned. I will gladly pay the extra money for the advanced features and perfect compatibility with my new MBA!
     
  12. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    As far as I'm aware, it's in a class by itself (H-IPS panel, LED backlit, hub, speakers, DisplayPort). If it were available in matte, I'd have already bought one.
     
  13. brandon.vong macrumors regular

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    Do the refurbished 24 inch Cinema Displays come with the original box or just a plain box? Are there any differences purchasing new and refurbished? The price is quite tempting and I don't know if I should jump ship.
     
  14. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Plain, white box. However, it really makes no difference verses buying a new one. It'll still come in pristine condition, 1 year warranty, all accessories and manuals, etc.
     
  15. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    frankly, IMO they have to be compared. Apple simply doesn't offer a "consumer" display. If someone simply wants a larger external for their laptop most turn to other companies besides apple because of their price point.

    Im not saying the Apple Display isnt overpriced, because you get what you pay for. Reality is though most people dont need all that in an external screen. Same goes for the macbook pro screens. You have to get the highest model purely because you want a 17 in screen.
     
  16. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    The only currently shipping Dell displays that have S-IPS panels are the 3007WFP and the 2209WA.

    I agree that the 24" is very expensive but I don't necessarily think it's overpriced. A common S-IPS HP 24" is going to run between $550 and $700 anyway, it'll be matte (duh), but the finish HP uses on their glossy displays has some nasty orange peel anyway..

    I think it's unfortunate that Apple didn't make a proper DVI interface for the display, but it is by far the nicest looking desktop LCD I've seen with an internal power supply. :O

    Then again, that HP can easily be had for $549 on newegg while apple continues to sell the 24" for $899! :O I'm not sure if $350 is worth the fancy case, but meh.

    I ended up with a new ADC monitor a few months ago, what was it .. $650 for a 23". Meh. It was a lot, but I didn't feel sorry!

    The 2209WA is available CHEEP. $200-ish for a 22", problem is it's 1680x1050.

    Last thought: Apple hardware is the same, refurb or not, you're either gonna have a (nearly) perfect unit or you're in for a wild ride. If you're a nitpicker, you'll always find flaws, but the HP/Dell displays send to have the same problems (in fact, the 2209WA is popular for backlight bleeding!)
     
  17. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    You're forgetting about the LED backlight. And that it works as a dock.
     
  18. Scottsdale thread starter macrumors 601

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    You obviously couldn't have read my original post!!!
     

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