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New 23" Cinema Displays are becoming available.

post #1 of 76
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Got mine today at the Apple Store, Cherry Creek. Whoa!
post #2 of 76
Me too!
I just picked mine up from The Grove.
post #3 of 76
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Originally posted by Cake
Me too!
I just picked mine up from The Grove.

Oh, it was you! Aspen Grove had just sold out, so I had to drive up to Cherry Creek.
post #4 of 76
Got mine yesterday..

http://www.base2.org/~fugimax/weblog...es/000180.html

Anyone have a good place to find 1920x1200 wallpaper?
post #5 of 76
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Originally posted by iDave
Oh, it was you! Aspen Grove had just sold out, so I had to drive up to Cherry Creek.

Nope. The Grove in Los Angeles.

I'm looking for widescreen desktops too, fugimax.
Plus, I'm waiting for the 2.5Ghz G5's to show up in the store.
Don't hate me for using my PC until then:

post #6 of 76
I'm using my PowerBook until my 2.5gHz ships.

You just buying the stock model? Or BTO?
post #7 of 76
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cake
Nope. The Grove in Los Angeles.

I shoulda known there was another "grove."
post #8 of 76
i notice you guys using a powerbook
im looking at a 23" & my only mac is a 15" ti800
so will it run the 23" at native res or will it run at
1280x960 or whatever the ti uses ?
post #9 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by madmax559
i notice you guys using a powerbook
im looking at a 23" & my only mac is a 15" ti800
so will it run the 23" at native res or will it run at
1280x960 or whatever the ti uses ?

it supports the native resolution on external displays
post #10 of 76
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by madmax559
i notice you guys using a powerbook
im looking at a 23" & my only mac is a 15" ti800
so will it run the 23" at native res or will it run at
1280x960 or whatever the ti uses ?

It'll run at native resolution; 1920x1200. Your Ti 800 has DVI out, right? If I remember right, the first TiBook 667 was the last to have VGA out.
post #11 of 76
thanks for the quick replys

er the 15" ti 800 is a 32 mb radeon
didnt know it could do 1900x or whatever the 23" native res
is
im assuming thats with the pbook closed



ok before i plunk $$ down
did you guys have any dead pixels ? at all ?
i simply cant afford dead pixels & with apples retarded 15%
restock policy i cant afford to make a mistake & wind
up with a dsiplay with dead pixels
so a heads up on that would be great

thanks again guys
post #12 of 76
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No dead or stuck pixels here. Got lucky, I guess.
post #13 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by madmax559
thanks for the quick replys

er the 15" ti 800 is a 32 mb radeon
didnt know it could do 1900x or whatever the 23" native res
is
im assuming thats with the pbook closed



ok before i plunk $$ down
did you guys have any dead pixels ? at all ?
i simply cant afford dead pixels & with apples retarded 15%
restock policy i cant afford to make a mistake & wind
up with a dsiplay with dead pixels
so a heads up on that would be great

thanks again guys

No, it supports the native resolution of the Cinema Display - 1920x1200, but I'm not sure that the 15"/800 can drive it. I know that my 12" Rev. A PB won't drive my Cinema Display.
The newer 12" and 15" PB's work fine with it though.

No dead pixels here either and I think Apple's policy is to replace the display if you have 6 or more stuck/dead pixels - not just one or two.
post #14 of 76
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Originally posted by fugimax
I'm using my PowerBook until my 2.5gHz ships.

You just buying the stock model? Or BTO?

I've pretty much decided on bumping up the video card from the stock 9600XT.

I'd like at least the 9800XT if not the 6800 Ultra.
Unreal Tournament 2004 plays great with my PC and 9800 Pro.

post #15 of 76
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Cake
No, it supports the native resolution of the Cinema Display - 1920x1200, but I'm not sure that the 15"/800 can drive it. I know that my 12" Rev. A PB won't drive my Cinema Display.
The newer 12" and 15" PB's work fine with it though.

Quote from the Apple website under system requirements for 20" and 23" Cinema displays...

One of the following:

Power Mac G4 or G5 with NVIDIA graphics card or ATI Radeon 7500 or better graphics card and Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later

PowerBook G4 with DVI port and Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later

Windows-based PCs with graphics card that supports DVI ports with full single link digital bandwidth and VESA DDC standard for plug and play setup.
post #16 of 76
Is it possible to connect these displays to a Powerbook with only a VGA output? (using an adaptor)

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post #17 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by Mac Hammer Fan
Is it possible to connect these displays to a Powerbook with only a VGA output? (using an adaptor)

I'm pretty sure it has to be DVI (not thru an adapter).
post #18 of 76
You can get a VGA to DVI adaptor but it probably isn't worth it.

http://drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?QuickSearch=vgator
post #19 of 76
YES !!!!!!!!

My 23" Cinema Display Shipped today and will be here on Wednesday!!!

I'll share pictures when it arrives.
post #20 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by madmax559
ok before i plunk $$ down
did you guys have any dead pixels ? at all ?
i simply cant afford dead pixels & with apples retarded 15%
restock policy i cant afford to make a mistake & wind
up with a dsiplay with dead pixels
so a heads up on that would be great

Picked up a 23" at the Apple Store and lucked out with no dead or stuck pixels. The manager wouldn't let me check before I bought, though -- like I said, got lucky.
post #21 of 76
There may be an advantage of buying your display from CompUSA in regards to not worrying about the number of dead pixels. I've been told that they will accept an exchange for any reason - with one being a dead pixel. I've had two stores tell me the same information. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
post #22 of 76
ok so looks like ill go with frys
they have an excellent return policy as well
& they ignore apple's moronic 15% restock fee
im surprised the apple store wont let you check a product
before a purchase.
these arnt cheap products so what wrong with testing
it before it goes out the door

anyone managed to test anything in a local apple store ?
esp in san diego ?
post #23 of 76
So for all us groovy cats using dual monitors, I have a useability question.

I'm tired of having to pick up my mouse after scrolling across my desk to put the cursor on the other monitor. So is there a little app that, via a keyboard command, will automagically put the cursor on the other monitor?

Thanks
post #24 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by madmax559
ok so looks like ill go with frys
they have an excellent return policy as well
& they ignore apple's moronic 15% restock fee
im surprised the apple store wont let you check a product
before a purchase.
these arnt cheap products so what wrong with testing
it before it goes out the door

anyone managed to test anything in a local apple store ?
esp in san diego ?

you can just open new product, break the packaging seals and test it out. that would be a disaster.

plus, apple's policy is 4 or 5 dead pixels or 3 in the same area. so you cant open it and see one and say you dont want it.
post #25 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by applenut
you can just open new product, break the packaging seals and test it out. that would be a disaster.

plus, apple's policy is 4 or 5 dead pixels or 3 in the same area. so you cant open it and see one and say you dont want it.

i think you mean you can't

i think ill take my business to fry's
it doesnt have the 15% restock rubbish

i agree with the part of not opening something
but if apple didnt have stupid restock policies
then it wouldnt be an issue
$2000 is quite a bit of money
for me it comes down to this...
its a lot of cash
im the customer & customer satisfaction should be #1
i shouldnt have to pay a good amt only to discover
a faulty product & then battle the company & then pay
15% on top of that.

my 2c

thanks for all the responses from everyone
i will check out compusa as well
post #26 of 76
I've been researching the 23" Cinema Displays for a while now and can't find concrete reviews on it. I see some of you lucky people have them, can I have some questions answered please?

How heavy is it?
What's it like for HD stuff (movies, tv, etc)

Main question;

Is it fine for games? I noticed Cake is using Ut2004 on it, I need to know if this monitor is any good for gaming, I will be using it mainly for gaming and if it's good I will fork out the AUD$3300 for it.

Thanks in advance everyone. Oh, and can some more screenies of your monitors be posted, they are awesome! 8)
post #27 of 76
Just got my 23" Cinema Display today!!!!!

Absolutly gorgeous!

I love this thing and it works well with DVDs and UT2004 so far!
post #28 of 76
anthony --

I've been using my 23" to play Quake3 while I wait for my G5 and Doom3.

Technically, the monitor is great for gaming. 1920x1200 resolution and 16ms rise/fall times. It will take a bit of getting used to though. First off, it's widescreen format. Secondly, it's huge. When I first fired up Q3, I was *so* disoriented. I was sitting too close to the monitor, and wasn't used to having such a wide view in Q3. It was like pseudo-peripheral vision.

That being said, once I learned to sit back and not get lost in the size of the screen, everything was great. I've had no issues with "ghosting" or "motion-blur."

Before this I had a Planar PX171M which was also great for gaming. This monitor is crisper and bigger. If you want an LCD fit for gaming, the 23" will satisfy you easily.
post #29 of 76
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post #30 of 76
Thanks for that! Were getting them here soon (in Australia) and I can't wait to test drive one and take it home. Looking forward to it bigtime.

Oh and for the resolution concious people, use Powerstrip it will let you have custom resolutions
post #31 of 76
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Originally posted by anthony256

Oh and for the resolution concious people, use Powerstrip it will let you have custom resolutions

only one is native though, so the others will look crappy
post #32 of 76
has anyone had luck with convincing a manager to let you check it for dead pixels at an apple store? I went to two here in CO, and they both told me to shove off. I'm really hesitant to spend that much on a display to have it be flawed.

Has ANYONE had any dead pixels yet?
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post #33 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by feverishaaron
has anyone had luck with convincing a manager to let you check it for dead pixels at an apple store? I went to two here in CO, and they both told me to shove off. I'm really hesitant to spend that much on a display to have it be flawed.

Has ANYONE had any dead pixels yet?

shop at frys or compusa
see posts above
post #34 of 76
Ok, you guys are freaking me out with all this talk about dead pixels. I never owned a LCD, but I'm about to purchase the 23". I'm kind of ignorant on this subject matter...help me out.

How and what is the easiest way to check for dead pixels? Even if there's none now, can it come like a year or couple of years later? I mean how obvious is it on screen?

Can you not ask the retailer if you can exchange it should you find it at home? What's the policy on that?

Thanks.
post #35 of 76
For memebers using the 23" Cinema Display with a Windows system, what graphics card are you using? I want to use the 23" with a pc to do Revit (CAD program) and I want to make sure it works.

Many thanks in advance.

Jason
post #36 of 76

Kirksville, MO - Northeast Regional Medical Center


Here are some pictures of my New 23" Cinema HD Display that I received in the mail yesterday! Absolutly Zero Dead Pixels! Now all I'm waiting for is my G5 2.5 6800 PowerMac...



23" Cinema HD Display


23" Cinema HD Display


23" Cinema HD Display


23" Cinema HD Display
post #37 of 76
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Originally posted by Jasonl
For memebers using the 23" Cinema Display with a Windows system, what graphics card are you using? I want to use the 23" with a pc to do Revit (CAD program) and I want to make sure it works.

Many thanks in advance.

Jason

I'm using a ATi 9800 Pro.
post #38 of 76
Thanks for the scoop on CompUSA! We don't have a frys here, unfortunately. It's scary how much I miss that place, now that I've moved away from one.
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post #39 of 76
Glorious. Just glorious.
post #40 of 76
Man I am so jealous.. that just looks amazing! I was in the Apple Store West Farms the other night because I wanted to check out the new iPods, and for whatever reason I had yet to see the new displays. Man they are just simply a work of art. I really want one, but I have no reason to justify one just yet. Maybe if I can get a little more freelance work I can justify it.
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