What is the life expectancy of 24" Apple LCD?

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  1. urbanskywalker macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering the Apple Cinema 24" LCD for my MacBook. It's a big expense and I know there are cheaper TN options, but I'm wondering how long it will last. $1000 over five years seems much more reasonable. Do you think this monitor has a five year life-span?
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Of course. It is LED backlit too, and the LED's have a life span of up to 100,000 hours.
     
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I suppose it depends on if things fail after three. I'd say given Apple's QC it's very possible, but the panel should last for 5 years.
     
  4. urbanskywalker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You mention three. Is there 3 year warranty on it?
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    One year.

    3 year with AppleCare (£££).
     
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Yes - it's just that you can't extend it past three.
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I have a first-generation 23" Cinema Display (transparent plastic frame) at home. It is as good today as it was when I brought it back in 2003. I also have an aluminum-framed 23" Cinema Display at work. It is as good today was it was when I bought it back in 2005. If past is prologue, then you should expect similar service from your new 24" Cinema Display.
     
  8. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I picked up a 24 inch LED ACD but I did not get Applecare ($100 USD).

    Would you recommend it? I have it on both my laptops, but didn't really think it would be necessary for what's really just a screen.
     
  9. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

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    i would atleast for anything less than if something did happen to it you have it.
    you can pick it up for dirt cheap on ebay actually.

    im looking at picking one up for my upgraded unibody MBP
     

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