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Apple launches new 24" LED Cinema Display

updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue October 14, 2008

24" gets mini DisplayPort

During Apple's notebook event today, the company launched a new 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display, arriving in November and featuring a new mini-DisplayPort connection to attach to the latest MacBooks. The new display, rated at 1920x1200 pixels with 16.7 million colors, is styled in a similar fashion to the current line of iMacs, with a black border and minimal metallic edging around a glass-fronted glossy screen. It features an iSight camera and microphone built in with stereo speakers, all of which are fed through a single cable.

LED backlighting is used for truer color and energy savings; this, the aluminum and glass render the display mercury-free.

The new display also features USB connectivity, with a built-in 3-port USB 2.0 hub, and adds a MagSafe power connector. It has a Kensington cable lock for security and meets the latest ENERGY STAR requirements. The new display ships in November for $900 from the online Apple Store.













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  1. andydg

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    no firewire?

    I noticed that they've removed the firewire ports on the display. Bummer!!

  1. bogmonster

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    DisplayPort??

    Why on earth would you build a new monitor with a non-standard connector? Is this new port a new industry standard, or just an Apple standard?

    A bit underwhelmed with this whole event. sigh...

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Another Air?

    So this is crippled so no to work with a desktop?

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    20"??? 30"???

    I really love the new design..
    I have to say I cannot understand why they dropped the firewire-ports Oo
    and what about a 20" and 30" version? .o

  1. bp2k7

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Um, no HDMI, DVI, VGA etc

    So even if I had one of the new MacBooks, I couldn't use this monitor to connect anything else I own, or anything else any of my friends own. $900 is a pretty hefty chunk of change for a MacBook ONLY monitor. Plus they didn't update the other Cinema Displays. I must say, I am VERY underwhelmed by what was released today.

  1. bauhaus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Displayport

    Displayport is a new standard that's been in the making for quite some time. Dell/HP started shipping monitors using this since the beginning of this year and there has been a slow trickle of graphics cardss that support. The advantage is Displayport can be converted to VGA/DVI/DVI-DL/HDMI with non powered converters.

    To make it simple, yes you can use this with DVI ports; there'll just be a simple converter cable/adapter

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Re: displayport

    Yet I bet if you look at those Dell monitors, they have a real DVI and VGA ports on them too. (Of course, that's dell, they make monitors that can take many different inputs for weird people who want a monitor to hook up to multiple sources).

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Re: DisplayPort

    If you want to be really scared, bear in mind that Dell is the big proponent and pusher of DisplayPort.

    Do we really want Apple going all agog over a Dell concept?

    And DisplayPort is basically an HDMI competitor. Does this mean we're now off to a new "Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD" type of battle, with consumers screwed in the middle?

    BTW, if you read the blurb on Apple's site about DisplayPort, they go on about how it keeps you from needing to 'line up pins' or 'turn screws'. When the h*** was the last time anyone worried about either?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    displayport vs. blu-ray

    According to MacNN's coverage, Steve said this:

    HDMI isn't there because it can't drive a 30-inch Cinema Display like DisplayPort can. Waiting on Blu-ray for it to take off in the marketplace.

    How come Blu-ray needs to wait for it to 'take off', but Apple can throw in DisplayPort, which hasn't taken off yet? And since DisplayPort is actually an HDMI competitor, is more like picking a side vs. waiting until the dust settles.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    more displayport

    BTW, Apple isn't using a standard display port. It's a mini display port.

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