updated 08:50 am EDT, Wed April 27, 2005
Display pricing cut
Apple today reduced prices on its widescreen . The company cut prices on its 20-inch model to $800 as well as its 23-inch HD model to $1,500. In addition, Apple's new dual-processor 2.7GHz G5 desktops and 1.67GHz 17-inch PowerBooks now feature built-in support to directly drive Apple's 30-inch Cinema HD Display, which is available for $3,000. Power Mac G5 build-to-order options for the Cinema Display line include the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL with 256MB, for dual 30-inch display support, for an additional $350 as well as a standalone kit for $600.
"Apple's Cinema Displays now start at just $799, making widescreen flat displays affordable to even more people," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Even Apple's groundbreaking 30-inch Cinema HD Display, with its over four million pixels, is now made more affordable with standard support built into some PowerMac G5 and PowerBook configurations."
Apple's flat panel display line, comprising the 20-inch Cinema Display, the 23-inch Cinema HD Display and 30-inch Cinema HD Display, is designed to work with DVI-equipped Power Mac G5 desktops, PowerBook G4 notebooks and Windows-based computers, and offers the widescreen design (16:10 ratio) coveted by creative professionals who want access to more screen real estate. The 30-inch Cinema HD Display has an industry-leading 2560-by-1600 pixel resolution and the 23-inch Cinema HD Display has a 1920-by-1200 pixel resolution, ideal for editing High Definition Television (HDTV) content. The 20-inch Cinema Display professional-quality flat panel offers a 1680-by-1050 pixel resolution.