Macworld keynote: Cinema Display price cut by $1,000
By Dennis Sellers
Apple has sliced the price of its drool-inducing
from US$3,999 to $2,999, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced during his Feb. 22 keynote speech at Macworld Tokyo.
“And we’ll continue to work to bring down the price of our flat panel displays,” he said.
Last month Apple cut the price of its 15-inch flat panel display from $999 to $799. The Cinema Display is the largest all-digital LCD flat panel display ever brought to market. With it, you can view two full pages of text and graphics. It offers a pure digital interface, an extra wide viewing angle, and support for “true” 16.7 million saturated colors. It delivers 1600-by-1024 distortion free pixels.
Both Apple’s flat panel displays feature touch-sensitive buttons that offer visual feedback (such as contrast and brightness) as you hand nears the controls. And since they don’t have to change digital data to analog as their CRT cousin does, the possibility of conversion-led screen distortion and artifacts like banding and hopping pixels are gone.
Each is powered from the computer, eliminating the need for a separate power cord and reducing cable clutter. All have a two-port powered USB hub, which makes them easy to connect to desktop USB devices, such as keyboards, USB speakers and digital cameras. And all three utilize the Apple Display Connector, a slim new cable that carries analog and digital video signals, USB data and power. Both monitors also sport a new quick latch connector that pivots at the end. Plus, the flat panel monitors let you power up your entire system by pressing an “on” button on them.
Special thanks to MacCentral reader Brian Hendrickson for the photo used in this story.
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