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Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off its new 27-inch LED Cinema Display which sports a 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60 percent more screen real estate than the company's existing24-inch LED Cinema Display.

Like its 24-inch cousin, the new $999 display features a built-in iSight video camera, microphone and speakers, powered USB 2.0 hub, and universal MagSafe connector, making it a worthy companion for the to Apple's MacBook family or a Mac desktop.

"With built-in MagSafe charging, iSight camera, speakers, and USB ports, the LED Cinema Display is ideal for MacBook and MacBook Pro users," said Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Philip Schiller. "With its massive 2560 x 1440 resolution, the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display is a perfect fit with our powerful new Mac Pro, and it gives iMac users an easy way to double their screen real estate."

The new, larger 27-inch LED Cinema Display features a 16:9 edge-to-edge glass display on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge that makes tilting the display easy. It displays vivid colors and exceptionally high contrast by utilizing a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS) to provide a brilliant image across an ultra wide 178 degree viewing angle.

The new LED Cinema Display now also includes a new ambient light sensor which automatically adjusts the display brightness based on external lighting conditions and uses only as much energy as necessary to provide an optimum viewing experience.

Made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials, the LED Cinema Display meets stringent Energy Star 5.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status, according to Apple. It also contains no brominated flame retardants and all cables and components are PVC-free.



The new LED Cinema Display will be available in September through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $999. It requires a Mac with Mini DisplayPort.

AppleInsider was first to report on Apple's plans to introduce the 27-inch Cinema Display back in March.
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Its so slim!
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Now all I need is a desk big enough to fit a pair of these beasts on
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Where is the mention of $999 for the new 27" display? I see no price mentions on the display website.
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I hope it has a modern 93%+ NTSC color gamut, unlike the other, old and lousy Apple monitors...
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$999 is actually competitive for this screen, and tempting. I also like that it'll probably force Dell's hand in dropping the price of their 27" :-D
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Its so slim!

yeah, i was noticing an old 30" at the apple store last week and it was funky fat looking.



hmmm, this might fit nicely next to my 27" iMac... lol, that would be silly...
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it'll unfortunately probably be another glossy.

I HATE glossy. Apparently I'm not alone in this.
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does it have hdmi ports or just mini display port....
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Originally Posted by i_i View Post

does it have hdmi ports or just mini display port....

the tech specs page states that a Mac with mini display port is required
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No 21.5" or 23" model for the Mac Mini and notebooks. Most disappointing. The market is allowed to have more than 1 displayport monitor.
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the tech specs page states that a Mac with mini display port is required

I'd love to connect this monitor to my PC as well, not just to my MacBookPro. And no USB 3.0 hub? Have to skip this one as well...
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Pretty much the same monitor as the 24", only 3 inches bigger and more resolution. One has to wonder why Apple limits their cinema displays to the Mac ecosystem. You would think that with its external displays, they would attempt to include the masses who don't own Macs but want a premium monitor. Having to connect with a Mini DP/USB/MagSafe tricord requires you to buy a Mac first. If you're looking for a premium picture, for $999 you might as well buy the Dell U2711, which is widely considered the king of monitors right now (and is in fact a close cousin of the Apple 24" and 27" cinema displays). Except with the U2711 you get every connection option known to man, a matte screen, better ms response, 100% color accuracy, the ability to swivel, and is virtually the same price. Unless if you're going for "the Mac look."
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No 21.5" or 23" model for the Mac Mini and notebooks. Most disappointing. The market is allowed to have more than 1 displayport monitor.

It's probably hard to compete against the TN displays. There are other monitors with DP inputs.

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it'll unfortunately probably be another glossy.

I HATE glossy. Apparently I'm not alone in this.

I don't hate glossy, but I generally find the matte panels to be more comfortable.

If you're careful, you might be able to pull off the glass yourself.
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It's probably hard to compete against the TN displays. There are other monitors with DP inputs.



I don't hate glossy, but I generally find the matte panels to be more comfortable.

If you're careful, you might be able to pull off the glass yourself.

meh. There are plenty of manufacturers out there making great monitors that don't require modifications.

I just don't get apple's insistence that glossy is the only choice. Even the crts had a anti glare surface of some sort.
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yeah, i was noticing an old 30" at the apple store last week and it was funky fat looking.



hmmm, this might fit nicely next to my 27" iMac... lol, that would be silly...

Silly, but AWESOME!!!! hahaha. It's like getting a trackpad and magic mouse to use with a MACBOOK. Too much input
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I am longing for new version of the 30" display or even a 32".
Is there any gossip or insider news on that
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2nd that!

27" is a bit of a downer...would have rather had 16:10 ratio, do appreciate the extra height and pixels
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I am longing for new version of the 30" display or even a 32".
Is there any gossip or insider news on that

I feel you brother.
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It's probably hard to compete against the TN displays. There are other monitors with DP inputs.

Not out of the box (you need a mini to full DP adaptor) and not with integrated power, webcam, 2.1 speakers, and USB for a Macbook.

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I am longing for new version of the 30" display or even a 32".
Is there any gossip or insider news on that

Apparently one size fits all.
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Based on their displays page, it looks as though they're axing the $799 24" and replacing it with a $999 27". I hope that's not the case; $799 as the entry-price for a monitor from Apple was ridiculous enough already. They ought to keep the 24" around and lower the price to $599.
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No matte - no buy!
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In layman's terms, how many hops is this from what you would expect Apple to eventually market as an HDTV?
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No matte - no buy!

Same here. Also because of this that I bought a Mac Mini rather than spending a bit more and buying an iMac... the glossy screen will NOT do for graphics work. I have my mini hooked up to my older matte cinema display.

Also, no Firewire? No buy!
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What a beautiful monitor. Well it certainly has settled the iMac designs for the next couple of years....the iMac will only become thinner and more powerful. Which is fine by me....the iMac and the monitor look very elegant, as usual for Apple.

Wouldn't it be nice if the iMac was the same dimensions as the monitor....that would be impressive having of them both on your desk.

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27" is a bit too large for me, I find it overwhelming. The current 24" is fine though, and I love the idea of speakers built in to the monitor.

Though on the 24" they are USB speakers not mini-DP speakers, will this be the same on the 27" I wonder? Seems a shame to waste USB bandwidth if the audio could be sent over mini DP.
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Looks nice. They have it paired with a Mac Mini. That's quite a pairing. Wouldn't someone buy an iMac instead at a better value?
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Looks nice. They have it paired with a Mac Mini. That's quite a pairing. Wouldn't someone buy an iMac instead at a better value?

I agree...Less cables with the iMac...but there are those that like the component aspect that comes with the Mini...if it breaks or gets upgraded, you can replace the mini...a little more flexibility, I guess!

Best.
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Originally Posted by Cory Bauer View Post

Based on their displays page, it looks as though they're axing the $799 24" and replacing it with a $999 27". I hope that's not the case; $799 as the entry-price for a monitor from Apple was ridiculous enough already. They ought to keep the 24" around and lower the price to $599.

Agreed, but the 24" will be gone when supplies run out.

From the link above "Apple is discontinuing both the 24-inch LED Cinema Display as well as the older 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays they had been selling. When asked why, an Apple representative said this new 27-inch version was seen as 'ideal for the uses we see most people having.'"
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27" is a bit too large for me, I find it overwhelming. The current 24" is fine though, and I love the idea of speakers built in to the monitor.

Though on the 24" they are USB speakers not mini-DP speakers, will this be the same on the 27" I wonder? Seems a shame to waste USB bandwidth if the audio could be sent over mini DP.

From the tech specs page:

"Mini DisplayPort connector with audio support"
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Now all I need is a desk big enough to fit a pair of these beasts on

The isit.
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Originally Posted by Groovetube;

it'll unfortunately probably be another glossy.

I HATE glossy. Apparently I'm not alone in this.

You are not alone by far, but apple has deserted us on this one...
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the glossy screen will NOT do for graphics work.

I disagree. The matte displays give you washed out colors and lowered contrast. For getting accurate colors and true blacks I love the glossy display. I know that some may prefer the matte display if their work environment isn't optimal. But I'll never buy another matte display.

David
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What's going to happen to the 24" screen? I can't see it on the Apple website?!

DSM's claryl picture framing glass could be an elegant solution to the reflective glass on the Apple notebooks & desktop computers.
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What's going to happen to the 24" screen? I can't see it on the Apple website?!

# 29.
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From the tech specs page:

"Mini DisplayPort connector with audio support"

Nice. So presumably the 24" will be updated soon to also do audio over mini-DP instead of (or in addition to) USB.

Edit: huh? They are killing the 24?
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I disagree. The matte displays give you washed out colors and lowered contrast. For getting accurate colors and true blacks I love the glossy display. I know that some may prefer the matte display if their work environment isn't optimal. But I'll never buy another matte display.

David

Sorry, but the glassy displays AREN'T suitable for professional graphic design work.

In this regard, I've yet to hear anybody attempt to counter this argument - Photoshop Layer Masks...
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it'll unfortunately probably be another glossy.

I HATE glossy. Apparently I'm not alone in this.

You are not alone. But Apple is not listening.
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You are not alone. But Apple is not listening.

oh I know, I work in the design industry, and the -only- apple displays I ever see are the older cinema matte displays. Why apple insists on foisting these over saturated messes on us is beyond me. I can only think that they are not interested in selling any to the pro crowd.

Personally, I'd love to buy an apple display, they're nicely designed, sure, I'd pay a little extra for that. But right now there are a number of good alternatives with fantastic specs with matte displays, I have one of the (gah) dell's the newer 3008 it has displayport in and matte screen, the enclosure is gun metal aluminum it's much improved.

I still would prefer it in an apple enclosure. I would have bypassed the dell in a heartbeat. In fact I'd dump the dell if I saw an led matte come from apple. But I just won't do glossy. EVER. And I know all of my peers feel the same way.
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Though on the 24" they are USB speakers not mini-DP speakers, will this be the same on the 27" I wonder? Seems a shame to waste USB bandwidth if the audio could be sent over mini DP.

Thats my question, too. Hell, DispalyPort can do USB data at speeds 50% faster than USB2.0 so Id like to see a signal mDP and MagSafe connector coming off the 27 ACD to connect to your Mac.
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