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!
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: If you own a Mac, especially a Mac Pro (like I do), this is the display is for you! Sure there are less expensive displays, with better connectivity, and HDCP decoding, but when hooked up to a Mac this thing produces a bright, uniformly backlit, color accurate, sharp image that no other monitor can...
Summary: This monitor is used primarily for photoshop, and also wow gaming. As a wedding photographer, I spend lots of time in front of a monitor. This monitor came from an upgrade of the hanns 28" monitor which is a steal of a deal at $330. The apple monitor is substantially more expensive.
Summary: flat out the best computer screen i've ever seen or owned. i bought two of them for my mac pro. i love these monitors so much i get anxiety cause i want to buy to more and put them away in case these ever poop out in the future. expensive, but worth the price.
Summary: At $1750, this is not a light purchasing decision. It's a lot of money to spend on a monitor, and there are cheaper alternatives (like the . But I liked Apple's industrial design and I wanted the biggest screen I could afford, so I was willing to pay a bit more for style.
Summary: I researched and researched high end 30" displays. Dell, HP, Gateway, and NEC. I actually ordered two 26" NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 displays, but they were not compatible with my new 2009 "nehalem" Mac Pro with the Radeon HD4870 graphics card.
Summary: The 30" Cinema Display is THE display that designers, especially print designers, need, without any doubt whatsoever. After my original 22" Cinema Display suddenly died after 9 years of excellent use, I decided to upgrade to the 30" and I haven't looked back.