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!
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 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!).
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.
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.