Summary: This Apple Display is being used in our Marketing department by our designers. They are very pleased with the display and would order another one in the future. Apple does have a great product.
Pros: I love the color reproduction and the brightness. The quality of the build is unsurpassed and the overall picture is well balanced for multipurpose use.
Cons: The matte screen is quite frankly the most upsetting and devastating aspect to this monitor. It is not ideal for ergonomic adjustments and it lacks HDMI for video monitoring purposes without an adaptor.
Summary: I really like how the monitor enhances my experience on my MacBook Pro. The built-in speakers are better than the laptop but not great. They definitely do the job which is why they are there. I was, however, upset that I received it with a dead pixel. Since I've noticed it I can't stop seeing it. Apple won't touch it since its not defective enough - need atleast 5 or more dead pixels before they touch it. Thinking about selling it and getting the new iMac.
Summary: I have chosen not to categorize the $900 price tag below. Whether this baby is worth $900--or less...or more--depends on you. Personally, I believe it's worth every cent. THE GOOD: This monitor was very well-built. Apple "sculpted" it with a brushed aluminum exterior--so that it will match almost any other Apple product. Most other 24" monitors that I've owned--including a Dell and an NEC--were coated with hard plastic and became hot during extended usage.
Summary: + Absolutely beautiful monitor - high quality appearance and feel + Awesome image quality + Very bright + Zero dust under the glass as reported by other users - Built-in speakers are sufficient, but unimpressive - I had hoped for no dead pixels, but there was ONE
Summary: Just plug it in to your MacBook Pro (late 2008) and it works. The display is excellent and the connectivity to the MacBook Pro (late 2008) works perfectly. This monitor is designed as an extension of the MacBook Pro (late 2008) and connects via the new Mini Display Port. You cannot directly connect this monitor to a Windows workstation or a HDTV. The only outputs on this monitor are power to the MacBook, Mini Display Port and USB.
Gorgeous Display, but Limited Right now to Notebooks
Steve H "books911", Amazon
9 January 2009
Summary: While on the go with my notebook, I prefer a small display for portability, at home I enjoy a large, gorgeous display. Previously, I had been using a 20-inch Apple Cinema Display, which I loved, but I began to feel I had outgrown it and wanted to step-up to more screen real estate, with this new 24-inch LED Cinema Display.