Reviews and Problems with Apple LED Cinema Display
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Review: Apple LED Cinema Display
9 November 2009
Excerpt: Apple’s new LED Cinema Display is designed specifically — nay,exclusively — with MacBook Pro owners in mind, giving them asimple way to dramatically increase their screen real estate with anextra 24 inches of incredibly gorgeous video.
Pros: Handsome 24-inch auxiliary screen designed specifically as a companion to the MacBook Pro. A single cable lets you power and charge your laptop while also connecting it to the display’s three-port USB hub. Arsenic-free screen backlit with mercury-free LEDs. Exceptionally bright.
Cons: No external controls: Brightness, volume, and power must all be regulated via connected Mac. Doesn’t play nice with PCs.
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.
Summary: The LED Cinema Display aims to deliver high-end image quality with minimal fuss, and it largely succeeds in doing so. Indeed, for well-off Apple users who want excellent image quality, but don't wish to contend with the usual variety of colour-tweaking options - nor battle with the vagaries of...
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.