Originally Posted by zanshin
Not so fast. All you "market savants" forget (or ignore) that we pros have repeatedly said we don't want the shiny, reflective edge-to-edge glass, would prefer a Firewire port over a pair of tiny, crappy display speakers, have no use for a built-in camera, and want the damn screen to stay at the brightness we calibrated it to that morning, not be "ambient light sensitive" to make adjustments on it's own just because someone opened the door to the editing suite.
It's more of a consumer crap intrusion into a professionals' workplace. If you don't get that, it's because you aren't one. Apple's making "greener" products to please jackasses like Al Gore's lemmings and forgetting the folks that got them into the dance.
I'll get my next big monitor from EIZO like my current 24" CG241W, and I won't shed any tears about it costing over $3000 when I'm using it to make 30x that.
Thirty years in the graphic business and thousands of print/video jobs, so don't 'put' we in your formula.
Most of those years, with the exception of ten years cut and pasting up mechanicals, where viewed on bright, shiny, glossy and highly reflective CRTs if you didn't know how to place them. Just before LCDs came into vogue we had a dozen or so La Cies and Radius Precisions. All with hoods and well over 3 to 4 thousand each to boot.
Having built a few agencies and photo studios, there wasn't a day that went by that reflection was not an factor. But to suggest that it was a concern or issue with us pros would be exaggeration. Obviously we knew how to handle it.
But the bottom line, we never ever used even our most expensive monitors for pre-press approvals. Always realizing that getting a client to sign off on a screen view was no guarantee it would hold up in court.
What Apple has provided is a monitor that will satisfy the majority of those looking for quality and functionality. It will never satisfy everyone, in particular, those that have never even seen one. Hard to do so since it isn't even available yet.
But to suggest that it is crap, indicates that you are either dumber than a door nail or just plain ignorant. Perhaps you should do a little due diligence. Or would you like to tell those creative folks Apple has profiled on their Macs in Action section how much of an idiot they were using MacBook Pros, iMacs and displays most of which compised of very glossy monitors?
I do know that if I was setting up a new graphic studio and I gave the crew an option of any monitor they wanted, they would jump at the chance for the new display. But then they would want the same choice for a workstation. Most would however gladly settle for the new iMac, and ask for a raise to cover the difference. But I wouldn't begrudge them and not get at least one EIZO
And that "ambient" light thing, did you bother to read the Overview? Are you suggesting that Apple doesn't let you set preferences to your liking or for the rest of us. Perhaps, you should read your EIZO guides, particularly the section on their Auto EcoView/Bright Regulator which lets you set your own preferences, e.g., :the [EUZO LCD MONITOR] records both the screen's and the ambient brightness for reference the next time you adjust the brightness." Sound familiar?