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Apple Lowers Prices on Cinema Displays
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It just makes it all the more reason Apple needs to make at least one consumer display.


That's probably a good idea.

I'm not too sure how well the mini is doing overall. If it is and it is making Apple money a consumer monitor may be a good idea.

Now comes the price point. If the iMacs are making Apple good money, they may not want to cannibalize iMac sales.

I myself have a 20" Cinema Display and I paid $1000 Canadian for it. I'm glad I bought it for a number of reasons. It looks good, the image is nice, bulit in firewire/USB and I'm an Apple fan.

Today I could buy a 20" Dell for $360 CDN with a 5 year warranty vs. $700 for the 20" ACD. What would I buy today? Probably a 20-24" iMac.

I think Apple has a few holes in their line-up. I'd like to see a mini Tower along with consumer 17", 20" & 24" monitor options. I'd also like to see all these items at prices better than Dell offers.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Apple Lowers Prices on Cinema Displays Reply with quote

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Apple Lowers Prices on Cinema Displays
WThat means the "D" in BYODKM for the Mac mini just got a little more affordable.


It was always pretty affordable so long as your "D" didn't have an Apple logo on it.Cool

The price is still extremely steep though. For the price of that 20", I could get a 22"~24" incher elsewhere.

They all still make me salivate though.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What actually makes the Cinema a "Pro" display? No offense to you Cinema owners, but that just seems a word Apple throws around to help justify their price. I'm sure the aluminum case adds some to the price, but the actual LCD panels are probably the same LG or Samsung panels found in most Dells.

Bandit Bill wrote:
I think Apple has a few holes in their line-up. I'd like to see a mini Tower along with consumer 17", 20" & 24" monitor options. I'd also like to see all these items at prices better than Dell offers.

I don't think either of those things will ever happen.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What actually makes the Cinema a "Pro" display?


http://images.apple.com/pro/pdf/L309968A_Display_TO.pdf
Note the SWOP certification.

Here is a great artical to answer all your questions.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/apple/30-inch-cinema-display.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
http://images.apple.com/pro/pdf/L309968A_Display_TO.pdf
Note the SWOP certification.


I'm not familiar with that. Is there like a complete list of displays that are certified? I would assume no Dells are on the list.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you guys only knew what I paid for my 20" Cinema. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you guys only knew what I paid for my 20" Cinema. Laughing


How much? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

599,99 for a small tiny apple cinema display.

Or 200.00 for a nice huge widescreen lcd monitor.

You be the judge.

Allthough this sounds great using a ibm monitor on a mac is cheaper still.

Take a look on ebay.

How many apple cinema displays do you see people unloading.

Quite a lot!!!.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20" = Tiny Confused widescreen BTW
What's huge at $200?

If you're not concerned with having printed output etc. match the color on your monitor then bigger and cheaper is better.

There is a reason why audio studios use studio monitor speakers and a reason why people don't use them in their home audio systems. They each have their application. I can find big speakers with a high wattage rating at low prices compared to studio monitor speakers. Does that mean they are a better deal? I guess it depends on what you are looking for.

Another good scam is megapixels on digital cameras. Can an 8 megapixel point and shoot camera capture better images than an 6 megapixel SLR with a good lens?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could mean they are drowning in the display market , or they are getting ready to release a multi touch sensory monitor like the iphone screen ,

new OS coming sudden drop in motinors Rolling Eyes

belive me as a fan/follower of mac , they aren't that friendly there'er making room for SOMTHING NEW

Any takers Wink

i'd like kudos when this happens

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
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If you guys only knew what I paid for my 20" Cinema. Laughing


How much? Smile


Wouldn't you love to know. Wink

Let's just say that I could be sitting here and staring at a 23" for the same amount of money. Sad
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devo wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
devo wrote:
If you guys only knew what I paid for my 20" Cinema. Laughing


How much? Smile


Wouldn't you love to know. Wink

Let's just say that I could be sitting here and staring at a 23" for the same amount of money. Sad


I'm only $50 Canadian off. I'm still glad I bought the 20" Cinema Display (although I wish it was a 23"). It's only went down 30% over 1 1/2 years. Thats not too bad for electronics. I've really enjoyed it the whole time. It's still the nicest looking thing in my house Smile I've had some friends comment that it looks very nice and they have no interest in computers.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay now they only cost twice the amount of Dells!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yay now they only cost twice the amount of Dells!


Yup, very true. At least in the case of the 20" When I bought my 20" ACD for $1000 CDN the 20" Dell was around $800.

I personally would still consider the ACD, it just becomes that much more difficult to choose Apple when similar (not the same) products are half price. This scenario is not new. We've seen this situation for many years. It hasn't been until recently that Apple has been clearly giving more for less. Compare the new 8 core Mac Pros to a Dell if you wish. What seems to be happening though is Apple products tend to have a rather long product lifecycle. By the time an Apple product is at the end of its product lifecycle, competitive products appear to offer more value. I'm not so sure that I'd want to see Apple pumping products out quicker, I'd rather see them lower their prices more often.
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Bandit Bill wrote:
I've really enjoyed it the whole time. It's still the nicest looking thing in my house Smile I've had some friends comment that it looks very nice and they have no interest in computers.


There is something to be said for that. I've enjoyed mine over the last few years. It still looks awesome and doesn't have a single dead pixel. I have more than got my money's worth out of this display.
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