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.
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
Excerpt: If you want a 30-inch monitor to flaunt in front of your colleagues while also colour co-ordinating with your Mac, this Cinema HD Display is the model. It’s also an impressive display if you want a balance of price and performance, although it’s neither a bargain like HP LP3065 nor bursting with...
Pros: Stylish and well-designed. Great performance for price.
Cons: Sits low on the desk. No profiles provided for Windows users.