Why don't apple make a display smaller than 27"

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by oxfordguy, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Oxford, England
    I was wondering why Apple don't make a display smaller than 27" anymore? 27" is far too big for many desks (and is very expensive), why no longer a 23" display at least?

    Am looking instead at a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M to connect to my Macbook Air, which you can at least get with a silver bezel (though it seems at a cost premium to the black version), unlike many other displays, but the production quality on this doesn't look close to the Apple display, although I guess at least it does offer some display inputs (DVI, VGA etc.) that the Apple display doesn't, which could be useful if I want to connect an X Box or other game console.
  2. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    Not too sure, but when you've had a 27" display, you wish you could have a bigger monitor. I'd love to see them make a 24" monitor again.
  3. chibiterasu macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2012
    London, The United Kingdom
    Another vote here for that 24" that they discontinued. It was a really nice in-between model.
  4. Aniseedvan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2012
    +1 for a smaller monitor.

    I would like to buy a second monitor for my desk. I currently have a dell 2209wa which has served me well for some time but after having a two display setup for work for a few months think it would be nice at home too.

    The TBD is great but I can't justify spending that amount of money when my current photo editing laptop is a windows one with no TB!

    Incidentally @oxfordguy I got my dell from pcbuyit and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Service was first class and the price excellent.
  5. iMarvin macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2011
    On the internet!
    They do make a smaller tbd display, its called iMac 21,5" ;)
  6. blueicedj macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    seems like you might as well being that it's only $200 more than a thunderbolt display. It is smaller, but it has a whole computer in it! Wonder why the thunderbolt display is so expensive...
  7. oxfordguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Oxford, England
    But I could buy a decent 24" Dell IPS monitor for less than £240... I'd be prepared to pay a bit more than that if Apple made a 24" monitor, though, as the quality would likely be better.
  8. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I imagine the OEM cost between a 21.5" and 27" LCD panel is not that great so if the choice is a $999 27" display or a $799 (or even $899) 21.5" display, what customer would not get the 27"?

    So from an inventory standpoint, easier to just stock one display and make it the largest.

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