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Buy Apple Cinema Display 27

Unfortunately, the same glossy coating that provides smooth fonts is also highly reflective. And don't plan on adjusting the display beyond tilting it back 10 degrees, as no other ergonomic option exists.

buy apple cinema display 27

So $1,000 is a tough pill to swallow for a display with such a focused intended use, especially with the availability of other monitors like the Dell UltraSharp U2711, which has slightly better performance and is only $100 more. Unless you find some kind of adapter, though, you likely won't be connecting it to your MacBook.

The monitor's chassis, including the back of the monitor and its foot stand, is the same smooth metallic gray seen on the 24-inch LED Cinema Display and Apple's Macbook Pros. The panel is 2.25 inches in full depth and about 25.6 inches wide, making it as wide as the 27-inch Dell UltraSharp U2711, although about 1.2 inches shallower. The bezel, flush with the screen, is 1.1 inches wide on the right and left sides, and the distance from the bottom of the bezel to the desktop is 3.6 inches. The foot stand is 7.4 inches wide, 8.2 inches deep, and the monitor hardly moved when we knocked it from the sides. This is in part thanks to the flatness and width of the foot stand, but also the display's heavy 24-pound weight.

Performance DisplayMate Performance: We tested the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display through its Mini DisplayPort input, connected to a MacBook Pro running both Snow Leopard and Windows 7. The display posted a composite score of 97 on CNET Labs' DisplayMate-based performance tests--only 1 point lower than the Dell UltraSharp U2711.The display excelled at nearly every DisplayMate test we threw at it, achieving performance as good or sometimes better than the U2711. The only glaring performance problem we noticed was in our High Contrast Streaking and Ghosting test. This tests a display's ability to accurately display an image when large changes in contrast are present, such as a bar graph. We saw very apparent ghosting in the bottom level of this test screen; however, it should be noted that we didn't see evidence of this during real-world usage.

Recommended settings and use: The 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display was designed as a large screen, specifically for your Apple MacBook or desktop. It isn't intended to function with a PC, and without some sort of adapter, will not do so. As such, the display works wonderfully with a MacBook, extending its USB slots by three and even removing the need to ever plug in the MacBook via its own power cord at home. As long as the display is plugged in, and its power prong plugged into the MacBook, your MacBook battery will be charged.

We preferred the default display settings for most tasks with a few exceptions. In both OSes, movies looked best with the brightness turned down to about 38 percent. In Windows 7, taking the contrast down to about the same level worked best as well. In OS X, using the Display Calibrator Assistant, adjusting each of the five vertical sliders to about the same level (about an eight of an inch below the midpoint) was the best contrast level for movies.

The 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display achieved poor power consumption, with a Default/On power draw of 93.07 watts, compared with the Dell UltraSharp U2711's 93.72 watts in the same test. In our Sleep/Standby test, the Apple monitor draws 2.9 watts when running Windows 7 and 23.94 watts running Snow Leopard; however, when we completely unplugged the display from the MacBook, it drew only 1.2 watts in Snow Leopard. The U2711 had a 1.19-watt draw in the same test. With both monitors' center point calibrated to 200 candelas per square meter (cd/M2), the Apple monitor drew 59.8 watts, whereas the U2711 drew a much higher 81.8 watts; this indicates that per cd/m2, the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display draws less power than the Dell UltraSharp U2711. Based on our formula, the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display would cost $43.82 per year if running Snow Leopard and $29.78 while running in Windows 7. If somehow you completely unplugged your MacBook from the display every time it went into sleep mode, you're looking at a yearly price of $28.60. This is compared with the Dell UltraSharp U2711's $28.78 per year.

Service and supportNearly two years since the release of the 24-inch LED Cinema Display, Apple continues with its frustratingly strange customer support, that, since we've become so accustomed to it, isn't all that strange anymore. It backs the 27-inch LED Cinema Display with a one-year limited warranty that covers the backlight, but only includes 90 days of toll-free telephone support. With the purchase of a $249 AppleCare package, the warranty is extended to three years from the date of purchase, which seems almost like a necessity given the proprietary nature of the display.

There have been three designs for the Cinema Display, one featuring polycarbonate plastic and two featuring anodized aluminum. The first displays were designed to match the colorful plastic of the Power Mac G3 and later the Power Mac G4, while the second revisions were designed to match the aluminum aesthetics of the Power Mac G5 and PowerBook G4. The last available design matched the unibody laptops released in October 2008.

The 20" Cinema Display was updated again June 28, 2004 to match the aluminum design of the new Cinema HD Display. It retained the 1680x1050 resolution of the previous model but saw its brightness increased to 250 cd/m2, and was introduced at a $1,299 USD price point.[3] Apple continued to sell this display with no further changes until October 2008.

On June 28, 2004, Apple introduced a redesigned line of Cinema Displays, along with a new 30-inch model that, like the 23-inch model, carried the "Cinema HD Display" name. The new models had an anodized aluminum enclosure that matched Apple's high-end lines of professional products. An alternative stand or a wall mount could be used with a VESA mount adapter kit that was sold separately. Though the display enclosures had not been redesigned for a long period of time, several "silent" improvements were made to the brightness levels and contrast ratios.[4]

Due to the high resolution (25601600), the 30-inch model requires a graphics card that supports dual-link DVI. When the monitor was released, no Macintosh models were sold with a dual-link DVI port. A Power Mac G5 with the new Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL graphics card was initially required to run the display at full resolution.[5]

All Power Mac G5, PowerBook G4, and Mac Pro mid 2006 to mid 2010 models are capable of supporting it without the use of any adapters. Discrete MacBook Pros are also capable of driving the 30-inch display, while all Macs released after October 2008 require an additional adapter. The 30-inch Cinema Display was introduced together with the GeForce 6800, which supports two DVI-DL ports. ATI's aftermarket AGP X800 Mac Edition also supports dual-link DVI, but has only one port. The Radeon 9600 Mac/PC was another aftermarket graphics card that supported dual-link DVI and was also compatible with older AGP-based Power Macs.

If a computer with a single-link DVI port (such as a Mac laptop with a mini-DVI connector) is connected to the 30-inch display, it will only run at 1280800, even if the computer is capable of supporting 19201200 over a single-link connection.

On October 14, 2008, the 20-inch Cinema Display and the 23-inch Cinema HD Display were replaced with a 24-inch model made with aluminum and glass, reflecting the appearances of the latest iMac, unibody MacBook Pro, and unibody MacBook designs. The display features a built-in iSight camera, microphone and dual speaker system. A MagSafe cable runs from the back of the display for charging notebooks. It is the first Cinema Display to use LED backlighting and Mini DisplayPort for video input; however, the LED backlighting is edge-lit as opposed to the fully back-lit CCFL of the previous models, resulting in a lower brightness cd/m2 output. This display is only officially compatible with Macs that have the Mini DisplayPort connector. A third-party converter must be used in order to use this display with older Macs. Furthermore, many newer Apple users with newer MacBooks that solely have USB-C ports have been continuously perplexed by the fact that their Apple-branded Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapters do not transmit a signal to their LED Cinema displays. Many users have mistakenly presumed their new MacBooks were incompatible with their older displays, when in fact an ordinary generic USB-C to Mini DisplayPort adapter will successfully transmit the same signal; This is due to a small internal difference in the newer Thunderbolt 2 and the older Mini DisplayPort standards.[6]

The reason I ask is that the Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter does not support DisplayPort displays. Per this support article, if you have the LED Cinema Display then you will instead need to purchase a USB-C to Mini DisplayPort adapter from a third party, like Startech for example.

I have an M1 Mini and works fine with my TB display using the adapter. You can also try using a TB cable connected from the TB port of the display to your Mac bypassing the built in cable just to verify the connection integrity

Apple killed off its Thunderbolt Display in 2016, leaving a void in the market. Apple didn't introduce a new option until 2020 with the Pro Display XDR. But this display carries a massive price tag and wasn't a true replacement for the more affordable Thunderbolt Display.

Apple has a long history of pumping out high-quality, Mac-specific displays. Users may have forgotten this with the introduction of the 2022 Studio Display, but it strongly follows the precedence Apple set for itself.

In 1998, Apple launched the original Studio Display. These 3:4 format displays were available for a year before they were sold alongside Apple's Cinema Display. The Cinema Display eventually replaced the Studio Display and was sold from 1999 to 2011. 041b061a72


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