Apple cuts Cinema Display prices

Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday cut the prices of its Cinema Display series, LCD panels designed to complement Apple's line of aluminum-clad PowerBook G4 and Power Mac G5 computers. The 20-inch Cinema Display and 30-inch Cinema Display HD are now US$999 and $2,999 respectively, $300 less. The 23-inch Cinema Display HD also got a price reduction -- it's now $1,799, $200 less.

All the Cinema Displays feature aluminum construction and optional VESA mounting capabilities, and they're all equipped with two USB 2.0 ports and two FireWire 400 ports to attach peripherals. The 23-inch Cinema Display HD features native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, while the 20-inch Cinema Display has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050. Both screens work with any Mac or PC equipped with a Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connector with Display Data Channel (DDC) technology.

The 30-inch Cinema Display HD sports 2560 x 1600 pixel native resolution; the high resolution requires dual link DVI to be supported. That feature is only available for now on Apple's Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL card -- the card is a build-to-order option with the Power Mac G5, and can be ordered separately for $599.

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