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Apple Cinema 23-inch HD Flat-Panel Display

by Apple
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  • Bright, wide 23-inch viewable image size
  • 1,920 x 1,200 optimal resolution, 16.7 million colors
  • Industry-standard DVI connector
  • Design complements the latest Power Macs and PowerBooks
  • 2-port USB 2.0 hub, 2 FireWire 400 ports
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Product Details

Product Manual [348kb PDF]| Data Sheet [1.64mb PDF]
  • Item Weight: 25 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002ILKNQ
  • Item model number: M9178LL/A
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,942 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Feast your eyes on 1,920 x 1,200 pixels in the 23-inch Apple Cinema Display. The Apple Cinema Display line features a gorgeous new anodized aluminum enclosure to complement the Power Mac G5 or PowerBook G4.

Eliminate Tunnel Vision
The widescreen design of the Apple Cinema Display line offers a natural format for arranging documents the way your brain processes them—longer wide than high. That's why each display gives you the best view for your work. It just makes sense to be able to display a Web page and its code next to each other horizontally, or long video timelines in wide format. Apple engineers find that the nearly 100-pixel per inch resolution is ideal for images, yet allows you to easily work with sophisticated type treatments or just plain email. This painstaking attention to detail moves the industry forward and gives you best LCD technology available.

Enjoy One or Two Artful Displays
The Apple Cinema display matches the sculpted aluminum enclosures of the Power Mac G5 and PowerBook. This strong, anodized aluminum also allows for an exceptionally narrow bezel, so you can use multiple displays together seamlessly. The Cinema Display hovers above your desk on a curvaceous stand, and hardly requires any pressure to adjust the viewing angle from -5 to 25 degrees, since the enclosure is the lightest Apple display ever, at each size. And some ineffable quality of pure elemental aluminum just feels better to the touch.

Connect with Pure Digital DVI
Give your PowerBook G4 a second display when you're not on the road. Connect directly to any PowerBook G4 with a DVI port. The DVI connection removes all barriers to using an Apple display with a PC, if your graphics card supports DVI with DDC technology for widescreen viewing.



Strong anodized aluminum also allows for an exceptionally narrow bezel, so you can use multiple displays together seamlessly.



Adjust your Apple display from -5° to 25° with little effort.

 

Effortless Adjustment
The smooth motion hinge on your Apple display requires very little pressure to tilt the monitor to a different position. This design allows you to you view the display at whatever angle works for your environment, anywhere from -5° to 25°.

Pure Signal
When you need to manipulate color in any media, image distortion is simply not an option. Analog conversion problems caused by a VGA connection become progressively worse as you move to monitors that have higher resolutions or longer monitor cables. These issues fade away with an all digital signal. DVI transmits a distortion-free digital signal from a digital location in the graphics card to a digital location on the display’s screen. This digital connection gives you the full clarity and stability of liquid crystal technology — with sharp, clear pixels from edge to edge.

Responsive Feedback
Pixel response time provides a good measure of a display’s performance in media critical applications, such as video, 3D and motion graphics, or even when you’re taking a break with a game. An Apple display provides fast pixel response time across the entire spectrum from black and white, to every shade of gray.


Peripheral Devices on Your Desktop
This display includes a FireWire 400 hub and a USB 2.0 hub, each with two ports. So you can connect a printer or scanner, or a digital camera or camcorder. The FireWire port provides a convenient place to plug in an iSight camera for video chat, presented beautifully on your Apple display, or to connect your iPod dock. You can also make best use of all the latest USB 2.0 devices, whether you're using your display with a Mac or PC.



This display includes two-port, self-powered USB 2.0 hub, two FireWire 400 ports and a Kensington security port

Product Description

Includes: DVI cable, FireWire 400 cable, USB 2.0 cable, and DC power. Apple 23" LCD Cinema Display - This huge 23" computer monitor is perfect for the prosumer and professional alike. Imagine multi-tasking with multiple full-size windows open simultaneously, or editing video with a super-wide timeline! It has a native resolution of 1920x1200, and a contrast ratio 400:1, for stunning quality on either a Mac or a PC. Brightness - 400 cd/m2 Viewing Angle - 170 degrees horizontal / 170 degrees vertical Antiglare Hardcoat Screen Treatment Kensington Security Port User Controls - Display Power, System Sleep, System Wake, Brightness and Display Tilt Connects to a PC or Macintosh via a digital DVI connection

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's by far the best monitor of any kind that I've seen yet.
KeriJane
Sure you can get a brand new 24 inch monitor for 150-200, but will it be as good as this magnificent display?
MacMaster
So he told me to call CompUSA and schedule to have it repaired.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Homam on February 5, 2006
I've been looking for a new WUXGA monitor for the last month, and I've conducted a lot of research. I narrowed down my choice to these monitors: Dell 2405FPW, Samsung 244T, ViewSonic VP2330wb, HP L2335, and Sony SDM-P234/B.

I will be using the monitor for coding, illustration, and DVD playback, in that order of importance. Prolonged periods of looking at text must be easy on the eyes. It also has to have natural colors with no casts or artifacts and a reasonable response time.

Two of these monitors are 24" and their panels are made by Samsung, the 2405FPW and the 244T. The others are 23" and their panels are made by LG-Philips.

The Dell 2405FPW was ruled out because, even though it's the cheapest by a big margin, it has a notorious high-pitch squeal problem that Dell doesn't acknowledge or address and people are still getting squealers to this day. This would surely drive me crazy. In addition, I don't like the shiny Dell logo at the front bezel, and the silver plastic stand looks very cheesy. I also heard reports that the brightness is so strong it would fry your eyes, even if you turn it all the way down. It might be good for gaming, but staring at texts for extended periods leaves you with eye fatigue. Dude, you're NOT getting a Dell!

The Samsung 244T is the most expensive of the bunch, and it has the fastest response time. However, since its pixel pitch is 0.27, text doesn't look as crisp as it does on the LG-Philips monitors, which have a pixel pitch of 0.258. Add to this the excessive brightness and an ugly stand that looks like a shovel handle and it's a no go!

The main problem with the HP L2335 is that it's been discontinued by the manufacturer, and that doesn't inspire confidence.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Spunkmeyer on September 11, 2004
I am having color problems with this monitor; it has a pinkish haze and the left side of the screen is washed out about an inch. It was OK the first day I had it, but the problems showed up after a day or two of use. Re-calibrating the monitor does help -- but does not eliminate -- the pinkish haze, and the washed-out part is there no matter what.

There are many posts on the Apple Support boards about others with the same problem. You may want to consider this, and hopefully Apple will adknowledge a design flaw in these models soon.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By N. Keller on February 25, 2006
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This was a no-brainer. The monitor arrived on time, and it took longer to unpack it than it did to plug it in to my G5 tower, turn it on, and be up and running. Literally plug-and-play perfection! The quality of images on the screen is as advertised. It would be hard to find a better high-quality monitor for color-critical graphics work.

The only tweaking I did was to create a color profile with a Spyder 2.

[sidebar:] This 23" Cinema HD Display replaces an excellent 21" Sony GDM-F500 CRT with no regrets; no looking back.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By H. part on September 25, 2004
Lots of great features in this display plus it's design is very appealing especially next to the Apple Macintosh G5 tower........But, the color inconsistency and backlighting problems with the two monitors I have had are a big problem if you plan to do serious photo editing or any application that requires accurate color. If that is not the case it should be fine. However, it seems to me that for this price there should be little if any compromise. I'd suggest checking out Apple's discussion forums before buying this display
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Heaton VINE VOICE on September 27, 2005
As other reviewers have pointed out, Apple seems to have solved the "pink issue". I have been using this display for over a month now, with no issues. No dead pixels either.

I bought this display for use with my Mac mini. I started with a Mac hooked to my PC monitor/keyboard/mouse. I've always been a fan of using dual monitors on my PC's, but had no way to do this with a Mac mini. So I decided to get the largest single monitor that I could.

The 23" cinema works just as well as dual monitor for me. The extra wide display allows me to place applications side-by-side and not have to be flipping through windows. The display is very clear. It does produce more heat than I expected, but it is by no means "hot to the touch".

The extra USB and Firewire ports are nice. But I wish Apple could have put more than 2 USB ports on it. They certainly had the space.
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59 of 73 people found the following review helpful By E. Letourneau on September 12, 2004
My first new 23"display had the famous PINK casting problem (see MacFixit.com or Apple forum) and I returned it. 2 weeks later, I received a new one with the same problem... PINK...and a slightly darker area in the middle of the display. I tried in vain to calibrate the monitor with SPYDER PRO, but the pink casting usually comes back 1-2 days later. The display is gorgeous, and I'm really disappointed that I need to return it. Hopefully Apple will soon fix this problem or recall this product.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By T. Tom TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 9, 2005
NOTE-It seems that the 'pink' color cast issue is more or less resolved now with the current stock of these monitors as I've looked at several current ones and none of them had the bad pink color cast or a dark spot in the middle like the first batches had. Now on to my review and other issues:

LCD monitors inherently can be manufactured such that they end up with a few dead/bad pixels. This shows up as a colored dot on the monitor when certain colors are displayed. Apple needs to do the right thing and take a stand on quality control. Samsung has recently adopted a 'no bad pixel' policy on their monitors and Apple should do the same.

Apple's policy is that it's not considered a defective monitor unless there are 5 ore more bad pixels or a cluster of 3 or more clumped together. Apple states that out of the millions of pixels that high resolution monitors have, a few dead bad ones isn't considered a problem. This policy is not fair when such a large number of these Apple monitors do actually make it to the retail stores with bad pixels. The first one I received had a bad pixel that was visible all the time and the replacement also has 2 bad pixels that are visible sometimes, when certain dark colors are being displayed. I was told point blank by the Apple Store that I would not be able to return it again, without paying an exhorbitant 10% restocking fee.

While the monitor is beautiful in case, design and quality of the overall picture, the pixel issue is a serious issue for me. I feel it's unfair that I have to pay so much for a monitor that contains visible defects. And while I'm living with the bad pixels right now and don't notice them all the time, it still bothers me that Apple doesn't step up and do the right thing, especially on such an expensive item.
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