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Apple released new Displays today... ending a long wait.

The new screens sport a new adjustable aluminum case design as depicted by ThinkSecret's artist renditions. Meanwhile, last minute notes about pricing proved to be correct with the new designs coming in at the following prices:

30" - $3299.00
23" - $1999.00
20" - $1299.00

The new displays offer a single unified cable coming from the monitors which then split into DVI, USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and Power connectors.

Apple Store has the updated monitors for sale.
 

Ajmbc

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Jan 29, 2003
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Macrumors said:
Apple released new Displays today... ending a long wait.

The new screens sport a new adjustable aluminum case design as depicted by ThinkSecret's artist renditions. Meanwhile, last minute notes about pricing proved to be correct with the new designs coming in at the following prices:

30" - $3299.00
23" - $1999.00
20" - $1299.00

The new displays offer a single unified cable coming from the monitors which then split into DVI, USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and Power connectors.

Apple Store has the updated monitors for sale.

They're cool monitors- and a plus- the 17 incher is only 699 now. Its good that they match the powerbook and powermac.

Ajmbc
 

Laslo Panaflex

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May 1, 2003
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Wow, it was hard for me to justify the price of my 23 incher, now, WOW a 30" model, plus the 600 for the video card, I wish I could afford it . . .
 

QCassidy352

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Mar 20, 2003
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Ajmbc said:
They're cool monitors- and a plus- the 17 incher is only 699 now. Its good that they match the powerbook and powermac.

Ajmbc

I believe the 17"er was always $699...

Well, I had hoped for the lower pricing reported earlier, but I'll get a new 20" anyway. Any word on when they will be available?
 

macridah

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Feb 18, 2004
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The new monitors cost too much. It seems like a no brainer to pay and extra 300 bucks to upgrade from a 23 to 30, but the cost of the required graphics card is crazy.

I think there needs to be a price cut, soon.
 

macridah

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Feb 18, 2004
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QCassidy352 said:
I believe the 17"er was always $699...

Well, I had hoped for the lower pricing reported earlier, but I'll get a new 20" anyway. Any word on when they will be available?

The apple store said it would be delivered in 2-4 weeks.
 

Tassilo

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Jul 10, 2002
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Old or new to buy?

I've been waiting for those for quite a while now. Seeing 'em revealed now, I'm not actually stunned. I prefer the old look, can't use the 30" on my G4, the resolution of the 23" is still the same. But what about the other specs? Has anyone still got the old specs? I'd love to see a comparison. I wonder if I should try to get one of the old 23" for a reasonably low price from a local reseller - like about 1500 Euros (compared to 2200 for the new one). How much better are the new displays, espescially the 23" HD?
 

javabear90

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Dec 7, 2003
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Macrumors said:
Apple released new Displays today... ending a long wait.

The new screens sport a new adjustable aluminum case design as depicted by ThinkSecret's artist renditions. Meanwhile, last minute notes about pricing proved to be correct with the new designs coming in at the following prices:

30" - $3299.00
23" - $1999.00
20" - $1299.00

The new displays offer a single unified cable coming from the monitors which then split into DVI, USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and Power connectors.

Apple Store has the updated monitors for sale.

thats awesome..... but how do you hook up 2 23 inchers to a radeon 9800 XT if it has i dvi and 1 adc???
 

Capt Underpants

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Jul 23, 2003
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I was really hoping for a $999 entry level 20" monitor, but I guess you can't have everything. I figured they would go with the one cable splitting into a FW, USB, Power, and Video. It's a very good solution to the clutter problem. I just wish Apple sold some aluminum speakers that sat on the side of the monitors. That would be kick A$$.
 

Sabenth

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Jan 24, 2003
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Utter dribble Rip off prices

Rip off Typical of apple fancy wancy displays oh so great just like this post
 

jxyama

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Apr 3, 2003
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macridah said:
I think there needs to be a price cut, soon.

right, they were introduced a few hours ago and you are already talking about a price cut. :rolleyes:
 

wordmunger

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Sep 3, 2003
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Well, at least you can get the 6800 ultra DDL as a $450 BTO option with a new G5. So actually your $3900 monitor/card combo will only run you $3750 (plus the cost of your new Mac). :rolleyes:
 

carbonmotion

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Jan 28, 2004
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Worthless...

I hate to be the first one to say this but the new displays, while looking good, are a bad value. The 20 inch in no longer HD for the same price as the old HD displays. The resolution remains the same, with no optional higer-end res. While the 30-in is well and good, it would be alot better for the consumer market if they also added a 17-wide Cinema HD display. Since noone has had any experience with the LCDs yet, I'm going to expect them to perform on par with their rivals if not better. The new look is decidedly Dellish, neutral and understated ...neither good nor bad. Overall aside form the WOW-me 30inch display this update of the apple displays is a complete dissappointment. C'mon stevie, you used to wow me with your imacs and powermacs, what happened?!
 

Freg3000

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Sep 22, 2002
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The 20 inch does have better specs than before, but please, no price drop is ridiculous. Although I love the slogan:

Awesome now comes in three sizes.

God I love Apple's marketers. :D
 

SuperChuck

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Nov 15, 2003
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Let me get this straight...if I want to use two of the new displays with my G5, I need to buy a freaking adapter? If Apple is ditching the proprietary ADC, why the heck is their cutting edge machine still saddled with an ADC card?

Dual DVI cards should at least be a BTO. Gimme a break.
 

Capt Underpants

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Jul 23, 2003
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macridah said:
The new monitors cost too much. It seems like a no brainer to pay and extra 300 bucks to upgrade from a 23 to 30, but the cost of the required graphics card is crazy.

I think there needs to be a price cut, soon.

Um... isn't it an extra 1,300 bucks for the 30 incher? That's a large chunk of change, and it definitely isn't a no brainer.
 

3-22

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Nov 19, 2002
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I was afraid the new monitors would make my 20" cinema looked dated. So far, I like the old style more. Maybe in person they will look a lot better. I know the PowerMac G5 doesn't photograph well either. No price break either...
 

QCassidy352

macrumors G4
Mar 20, 2003
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resolution is the same as on the old models, but contrast ratio and brightness are both higher. They also added the firewire ports, a very cool addition, IMO.

I wish they were available now though. :(
 

ipacmm

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Jun 17, 2003
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carbonmotion said:
I hate to be the first one to say this but the new displays, while looking good, are a bad value. The 20 inch in no longer HD for the same price as the old HD displays.


The 20" was never HD it was just the 23"
 
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