Reviews and Problems with Apple Cinema Display 27-inch / MC007
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Not worth the price
Moira Ashleigh "Graphic designer", Amazon
31 May 2014
Summary: Started dying 1.5 years in use - and not heavy use either. Apple has only a one year limited warranty. Buy another brand Apple has lost its commitment to quality. From a heavy apple user that is a sad statement.
Summary: I've had it for about a year now. It's crisp, has great color, is a great size and the resolution is phenomenal. For photoshop work, it's stupendous. For Lightroom, it's even better. For gaming? Hey, I've gotta admit; I loved it so much I moved my gaming PC into the office and I use it for gaming all the time! Hehe. It's a fantastic piece of hardware.
Summary: This monitor is one of the best monitors I owned, and I owned quite a few expensive toys so far; Many complaint about the glare, with adequate backround light I have no problem with the glare what so ever. I would recomend this monitor to anyone that can affort to spend the money for it.
Summary: Beautiful monitor. It'd be five stars but for the price. Even though we run Windows on everything, we have 6 iMacs (also on Windows) and wanted the PC to match, so used this monitor with the PC hidden away. It blends right in with the rest of the Macs, and is in all other respects a great monitor.
Summary: Some reviews have criticized the screen which has no antiglare protection. That is a benefit to me because of greater clarity that results. The screen automatically shuts down when the computer sleeps and appears to generate no heat then, nor any appreciable load. The extra USB positions are very handy and allowed me to eliminate an extra docking station. The sound is not superb, but is quite adequate so I eliminated my external speakers also.
Summary: I purchased this monitor with an Apple Mac Pro and the primary reason was to ensure that all the connections would work without issue. It is a very high resolution monitor and has enough width to run two programs side by side (an important consideration in my case). The connector going to the Mac computer was simple and plugged right in the back of the case like a USB plug. Like the rest of Apple's current line, the build quality and attention to detail is incredible.
Summary: No complaints at all in the quality of display. I do wish it had more USB slots and that they were on the side or bottom and easier to reach instead of on the back and so few in number. An off switch would also be kinda nice as well as a dedicated hot line for the iPhone to plug into.
Summary: I had this display for just over two years before the panel failed. The problem began with backlight flicker and after a few weeks of occasional flickering, the backlight completely failed. I didn't get AppleCare with this display so the warranty period ended after one year. The cost to repair the display was quoted to me as $832 at my local Apple Store so goodbye cinema display.