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.
Summary: Pros - Beautiful, big screen with high resolution. Easy brightness control. One button goes up one button goes down, no menu crap to dig through. Looks nice on my desk too. Cons - Shuts off all the time for no reason, or flikers on startup. A fix is to unplug it from the wall and plug it back in. The Brightness controls were amazing at first but act up all the time now. The first year was great but now that i've had it for 5 or 6 years its really showing its age.
Summary: This display worked great for 3 years then suddenly the brightness controls stopped working. I am reduced to using Shades to control the brightness or pay $490 for an off-site Apple Store repair. I wouldn't purchase another Apple display even with AppleCare.
Nach 2,5 Jahren Display kaputt... nie wieder Apple!!!
B. Ott, Amazon
21 January 2011
Summary: Ich bin maßlos enttäuscht von den Apple Produkten. Nach 2,5 Jahren ist das Display kaputt... war in einem Apple Store um es ansehen zu lassen, aber man kann es weder reparieren lassen noch gibt es Ersatzteile noch kommt einem Apple in irgendeiner Weise entgegen. 2,5 Jahre ist vom Lebenszyklus her eh schon lange laut Apple Hotline! Eh klar, die wollen verkaufen... aber nicht mehr an mich.