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Apple LED Cinema Display 24-Inch MB382LL/A

by Apple
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  • 24-inch (viewable) LED-backlit thin film transistor (TFT) active-matrix liquid crystal display.
  • Supported resolutions: 1920 by 1200 pixels 1280 by 800 pixels 1024 by 640 pixels
  • Compatible with MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro systems with Mini DisplayPort
  • Three connectors: Mini DisplayPort, MagSafe, USB
  • Three self-powered USB 2.0 ports. Built-in iSight camera with microphone. Built-in 2.1 speaker system.
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Product Description

Product Description

The first display made precisely for a MacBook. The new 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display doesnt just expand the screen of your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, it expands your whole experience. Plug in three simple connectors on one cable the new industry-standard Mini DisplayPort, MagSafe, and USB and suddenly you have more room to work and play, power for your notebook, and access to peripherals. The built-in iSight camera, microphone, and speaker system let you video chat or listen to your music whether your MacBook is open or closed. And it features a mercury-free LED-backlit display that delivers stunning 1920-by-1200-pixel resolution. With the LED Cinema Display, everything you see is bigger, brighter, and even more brilliant. Video chatting requires a broadband Internet connection; fees may apply.


Designed for the new MacBook family of laptops, the Apple LED Cinema Display features a stunning 24-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with built-in iSight video camera, mic and speakers in an elegant, thin aluminum and glass enclosure. It also includes an integrated MagSafe charger, three USB 2.0 ports and the new Mini DisplayPort, making it easy for MacBook users to quickly connect and power their notebooks as well as use their favorite peripherals.

Expand the screen of your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air (notebook not included); see larger version.
The 24-inch glossy, widescreen display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution uses LED-backlit technology to provide instant full-screen brightness and great power efficiency. LEDs are solid-state light sources that light up very quickly, so there’s no waiting for your display when you connect your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. With the built-in iSight camera, microphone, and speakers, you can connect your new MacBook--leaving it open or closed--and engage in video chats or listen to music just as you would with a desktop computer.

The LED Cinema Display includes a MagSafe connector that powers and charges your new MacBook. The connector sits on your desk, ready and waiting--no need to unravel the cord to the power adapter that came with your notebook. On the back of the display, you’ll find three self-powered USB ports that are enabled the moment you plug the USB connector into your new MacBook. Connect a printer, camera, iPod, iPhone, USB hard drive... and they can stay connected so you can just grab your MacBook and go.

Tilt the LED Cinema Display to get the viewing angle that’s best for your work environment. With its smooth-motion hinge, adjustment is effortless. Choose an angle anywhere from -5 to 25 degrees.

Part of the next-generation DisplayPort industry standard, the new Mini DisplayPort delivers a pure digital signal that can drive up to a 30-inch widescreen display. The Mini DisplayPort is ultra-compact at just 10 percent the size of a full DVI connector, perfect for the sleek design of the new MacBook family. Adapters are available for using the MacBook’s Mini DisplayPort with older generation VGA, DVI/HDMI and Dual-Link DVI displays.

The new LED Cinema Display is the greenest Apple display ever, made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials. The LED Cinema Display meets stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status. The new display contains no brominated flame retardants, all internal cables and components are PVC-free and its foam packaging has been reduced by 44 percent.


  • Compatibility: MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro systems with Mini DisplayPort
  • Display: 24-inch (viewable) LED-backlit thin film transistor (TFT) active-matrix liquid crystal display
  • Supported resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1280 by 800, 1024 by 640 pixels
  • Display colors (maximum): 16.7 million
  • Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
  • Brightness (typical): 330 cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
  • Response time (typical): 14 ms
  • Audio: Built-in 2.1 speaker system
  • Maximum power: 212W (LED Cinema Display while charging MacBook Pro)
  • Energy saver mode: 1W or less
  • Connections: Three self-powered USB 2.0 ports; one cable with three connectors: Mini DisplayPort, MagSafe, USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 22.57 x 18.84 x 7.76 inches
  • Weight: 21 pounds

What's in the Box
Apple LED Cinema Display, AC power cord, cleaning cloth, printed documentation

Product Information

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 24 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
Max Screen Resolution 1920x1200, 1280x800, or 1024x640
Brand Name Apple
Item model number MB382LL/A
Item Weight 20.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 7.8 x 22.6 x 18.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.76 x 22.57 x 18.84 inches
Color SIlver

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #14,986 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#1,071 in Computers & Accessories > Monitors
Shipping Weight 28 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available November 18, 2008

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Customer Reviews

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I've owned this display a few months (just got the wife one this week, too!), and it's a FANTASTIC display. I moved from my original Apple 23" Cinema Display to this 24" LED Cinema Display, and don't regret it for a second. The screen is incredibly vivid, and if you don't have any obvious windows behind you, the glare from the glass is a non-issue. This holds true for Apple's current notebook lineup.

What I'm really tired of is people complaining that it only works with the Mini-displayport-equipped notebooks. While this is TRUE, it's not like Apple is hiding it from anyone. It says so right on the box! Apple is switching all its equipment, as they have said, to mini displayport. End of story. If you don't have a new Apple notebook, you can't use the display! Go get a different display! Nobody is forcing you to buy this one!

Now, getting back to the review, some might complain that the better part of nine-hundred dollars is a lot of money for a 24" display. But there is a reason for the price-tag. Several reasons, in fact. First, it uses an IPS panel, which provides wonderful color, and fantastic viewing angles. Every four-hundred dollar screen of this size at Best Buy will be a TN panel, which while having the fastest refresh rate, provides terrible color accuracy and viewing angles that fall off drastically when viewed from any angle other than DEAD center. IPS panels are considerably more expensive for this reason. Second, this is an LED backlit display, not a traditional CCFL backlit display. This means the screen reaches full brightness almost instantaneously after turning it on, whereas CCFL LCD screens take some minutes to achieve the same goal. And, of course, LED lit screens are wonderfully bright compared to CCFL.
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The new Apple Cinema Display is absolutely a site for sore eyes. There is nothing else in the market today that will even come close to the magnificence of this display, cheaper but not better. If you have a new Macbook consider it naked without this display.

Everything from design, to functionality, to connectivity far exceeds what anyone expects from a premium computer display. Using this product makes you question how you ever used anything else. Reading the specs and viewing pictures does no justice to this display. This is a feat that must be experienced at first hand.

Design and functionality go hand and hand. With a built-in webcam, self-powered usb ports, 2.1 speaker system, microphone, and macbook charge cable, nothing else works better and easier than this display. Why buy a cheaper screen that has none of these features. You will still have to power both your Macbook and display with separate power cables. Then you will need to connect external speakers, more wires and another powered source. Then of course an external usb hub, if it needs to power an external HHD you will also need to power that as well, add another cable. Want a camera and recording device? You can either keep your macbook open at all times or buy external ones, more cables to add. Getting cluttered yet?

Once all these things are connected you've got a huge octopus with an endless mass of tentacles. Now you want to take your Macbook portable, like you would any laptop, you would think this would be easy. While disconnecting all these external devices just think when you come home you will have to attach them all back. Sounds like fun right. Do it at lease three times a week and the fun will cease to exist.
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+ Absolutely beautiful monitor - high quality appearance and feel
+ Awesome image quality
+ Very bright
+ Zero dust under the glass as reported by other users

- Built-in speakers are sufficient, but unimpressive
- I had hoped for no dead pixels, but there was ONE
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Despite the premium price, this is hands-down the best external display to use with a MacBook or MacBook Pro, especially if you plan on using the dual-desktop arrangement (utilizing the laptop AND display).

The built-in MagSafe adapter is the best feature. It completely negates having to carry the regular power adapter from home to work and back every single day, which is something that I always found to be a pain. The MagSafe adapter is extremely convenient.

Additionally, when the USB cable is plugged into the laptop, it automatically activates the built-in speakers and recognizes the iSight as the primary camera in case you need to use iChat to video conference.

As many others have found, this is not a display that is widely compatible with other laptops or even older Apple laptops. The display is powered by a mini Display Port, which is only used on the newer MacBooks and MacBook Pros. While I am sure that certain adapters can provide functionality with other laptops, this display is really meant to be used as a companion to the newer Apple notebooks.

Overall, the display looks great. I find the glossy screen to make the colors more vivid. However, I have talked to others that are irritated by constant glare of this display (and the new glossy notebook screens as well). While this could be a potential problem, the screen is bright enough that the glare is not very noticeable unless you are in direct sunlight.

I would highly recommend this display to compliment a MacBook or MacBook Pro. It is the best on the market and Apple always seems to create products with stunning industrial design while maintaining the overall quality.
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