Who has Apple HD Cinema Display?

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  1. mifka macrumors member

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    If you have ACD, what can you tell about it?
    Are you satisfied of it?
    Please(not copy/paste from apple.com) i wanna see your own opinion.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    - Only one video input -- competitors all have 3 to 5 inputs.

    - Only one year warranty -- competitors all have 4 or 5 years.

    ...low tech, high price -- WHAT A DEAL!

    LK
     
  3. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Get an apple display if you want a nice looking display to match with your apple toy. Anything else, Hp for its looks, and Dell cuz, i dunno, it seems popular on here.
     
  4. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    i agree about the price, but im sorry, the LCD panels used in the 23" are the best available on the market...(obviously the Dell's use the same panels)
     
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  6. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a

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    Have an ACD 23 and 30 in addition to many other LCD's.

    ACD's are great panels, especially for SWOP print work.
     
  7. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    I have a 30" for my Mac Pro and a 23" for my MBP/TiBook. They both work great and are great for just about everything. The HD looks stunning.
     
  8. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    I have owned 3 ACDs. I use a 23" now, bought December 06 love it. I had a 17" clear plastic ish one from ebay in 04 i think and for 300ish. Though I dropped it in November 06, and it still worked but had some stuck lines and pixels all over it. and before that I had a 17" crt blue from ebay payed 150ish, and liked it but was too big for my desk and sold it for 300ish in 04 (used it for a year and made 150 bucks)
     
  9. CWallace macrumors 601

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    My friend has the 20" (older plastic style) and 23" (new Al style) and both are very nice displays.

    The only reason I would not buy one now is the lack of input ports and technologies (no HDMI and no DisplayPort), but should Apple add them, it would be very high on my list of choices.
     
  10. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I use a pair of the 23"s, they are great for what I do with them.

    I do wish there were multiple inputs, and the way the power supply is connected to the cables is a little annoying... I also wish there was HDCP, but I figure that is icing on the cake. It is a monitor after all and not a TV...
     
  11. abilstein macrumors newbie

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    I love my 20" ACD. But yes, you pay a premium for the design.

    If you just want the best value, get a Dell. Dell computers are not great, but their LCD monitors have been a terrific value in my experience and they're not horrible looking. I'm not sure if my next display will be a ACD or not, it will depend on the price difference.
     
  12. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry, but the "low tech" comment wasn't referring to the quality
    of the panels. Yes, they're high quality, but they're also off-the-shelf
    commodity components available to anyone/everyone. That doesn't
    qualify as high-tech. Compared to the competition, ACD's are techno
    dinosaurs.

    As just one example, check out NEC's LCD2490WUXi (street price
    about $100 more than the 23" ACD + AppleCare). Be sure to note
    the warranty, the video inputs, and especially high-tech features
    such as ColorComp™, GammaComp™, CableComp, Ambix™, etc.

    http://www.necdisplay.com/cms/documents/ColorBrochures/90Series_wide_Brochure_0107.pdf

    http://www.necdisplay.com/Products/Product/?product=a46240bd-a846-4de7-b644-bd7f0b7e6ece


    ...ACD = high price, low tech, zero features,

    LK
     

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