Summary: Reflective mirror-like screens are a divisive issue, which will at once separate some potential buyers. But as a one-stop solution for new MacBook owners looking to expand upon existing screen space, the LED Cinema Display works flawlessly. It adds more pixels, up to and beyond Full HD coverage, and also gently augments existing speaker performance. The quality of fit and finish are truly second to none, highlighting Apple’s remarkable attention to detail.
Summary: After years of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally delivered a remolded and refocused Cinema Display monitor that features several impressive additions and a precise design to work in conjunction with the updated MacBook product line. The long wait for devoted Apple lovers comes to an end this month, and interested buyers will find that the 24-inch Cinema Display doesn’t just give you a larger screen to operate your MacBook off of, but it also has the ability to...
Conclusion: Major beefs of the LED Cinema Display are the compatibility-restricting Mini DisplayPort and the glossy display, which most argue is good for magazine covers and checking your make up, but not so good for general purpose computing. A totally unforgiving flaw is that the stand only allows you to tilt the display, so you can’t swivel it or adjust its height – get ready to shove books, reams of paper, or inelegant risers underneath.
Apple's first desktop display boasts great styling and some innovative functions.
Good Gear Guide.au
6 June 2009
Summary: Even if you own a new MacBook Pro and you’ve got around $1500 to spend on an LED monitor, we can't recommend this disappointing display. The Apple LED Cinema Display looks great, and provides power to Mac laptops, but it suffers from output quality and works only with the very latest Mac laptops.
Pros: Great styling
Cons: Output is very poor indeed by professional design standards