Versatile cost effective a great way to increase productivity!
8 April 2013
Summary: No question about it increased work space increases productivity. I purchased this second 30" Cinema Display to meet the demands of a major project where the additional display will provide 2 times the work space. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner and am now contemplating a 3rd display. A major consideration for a used Apple Cinema Display was it's matt finish.
A Huge monitor with a large amount of pixels to gaze at. It's worth it!
1 April 2013
Summary: While I wouldn't buy one of these new from Amazon. I would definitely recommend buying one used. This monitor is a great way to get a very high resolution with brilliant color. The only downside I could find is that there is no HDCP support. Other than that, an excellent monitor!
Beautiful, durable and useful. Great for photo work. Colors astounding
21 March 2013
Summary: A few years ago I could never have afforded to have one of these on my desk. I had the opportunity to buy one used on eBay and was astounded at how beautiful and clear this display is compared to any others (and its 7 years old!). The anti-glare matte finish with the aluminum bezel is simplistic and ideal for anyone who does serious photography or movie work like myself. I am currently scouring eBay for another great deal on a second one of these.
Summary: My husband has oveted this itm siince its debut but the cost was prohibitive. I bought this for him for Christmas. My geek is very happy. He looked like an 8 yr old kid when i slid the box into the room. He still says it was his best chrsitmas present ever. He had it set up that afternoon. Only hitch - these were designed to run on a Mac, not a macbook Pro - so he needed an adapter in order to riun in dusl display mode.
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. The current cost of repairs is a flat $650.00 in (2012). The smaller ones are now considered "vintage" and Apple longer repairs them. So it will probably not be long before these are no longer accepted for repair.
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. One screen is my oldest Apple Studio Display 17" resolution 1280x1024 connected via DVI-HDMI adapter to HDMI video out on MacMini.
A must have for serious coders, photo editors, and graphics professionals.
19 September 2011
Summary: Fantastic picture quality, low on calibration features. Best backlight of any non LED screen. Apple stopped selling these, which is a shame because I think most professionals preferred this to the glossy smaller 27" display. Price point now that they are only available used, is pretty reasonable.
The Apple 30" Cinema Display is still the best monitor you can buy
1 August 2011
Summary: This is the largest screen Apple ever made. At over five years old it's still the industry leader in screens. I got the screen in order to triple my screen real estate. After a few days of working in indesign, photoshop, and other various programs, I don't know how I got by without it! The difference in even going from the 23" cinema display to the 30" makes a world of difference.
Summary: First off, I really love this monitor. I much prefer a single large monitor over a dual setup, and moving to a 24" monitor to this 30" monitor was the right choice for me. I work heavily with photos and the new Apple glossy screens are terrible from my experiences. I opted to buy the older 30" since Apple no longer offers matte screens (a bad decision on their part).