Summary: Of the two I've owned, both leave image burns constantly. It's just not a good monitor for doing any kind of professional image or video-based work. It also requires a $100 cord to hook it up to any modern computer, the 3rd-party versions of the cord don't always work or perform well.
very big, but just doesn't have the reliability it should
Neurasthenic "neurasthenic", Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: The power supply died after three years and, after about four years the screen started to delaminate, leading to a discoloration creeping from the lower-left hand corner of the screen. For the price I expected something more robust.
Summary: I bought mine used on Craigslist from a photographer in New York for $350 — it was amazing for about a year and a half, but then it started burning images really quickly, so there's always lines all over my computer.
Summary: I have had my 30" apple cinema display for 3 years now, and I got it used from a design company that was selling it "because it had too much screen real estate and I kept having to crane my neck to see the edges of the screen!" Not a problem for me though!
Summary: These monitors were beautiful when they were new. If you can find a new one in a box it may be OK but the used ones can have LCD problems like the one I got. In my case the seller would not take the return and Apple is the only place that will fix them.
Macmini Mid 2010 and Apple Cinema HD Display 30" Widescreen
23 March 2012
Summary: i am so happy with this screen. I was able to connect it to my MacMini Intel Core 2 Duo (model of Mid 2010) running OSX Lion. Macmini has two video outs (HDMI and Mini DisplayPort) and I am using both at the same time for two screens.
Summary: I was able to pick one of these up for $500 used. How could I go wrong? Fantasic display, amazing resolution, great colours, no glare, I absolutely love it. A bit of a pain connecting it to my MBP, even with an adapter (I use Monoprice's Mini Displayport to Dual-Link DVI, not Apple's).
Summary: I use the Apple Cinema 30-inch display at work along with two 24" NEC Multisync 2490WUXi displays. Our systems are beefy HP workstations running Nvidia Quadro FX4800 cards. We use our Apple monitors as essentially a 3rd display for extended desktop space.
Summary: I've owned the Apple Cinema 30" display for several years now and I kept Applecare on it until the warranty ran out. The display is beautiful and provides a ton of real estate on a single display. However this display did not age well.