Apple releases new 30" Cinema Displays


#1

Info: http://www.apple.com/displays/

To buy: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/71907/wo/t15yeP7ocIMp2NQR1jK1DPtAEt7/0.0.7.1.0.6.21.1.2.1.3.0.0.1.0

And a sneak peak at Tiger: http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/


#2

why do I work on a PC? why why why? :banghead:


#3

yea, my 21.3" Samsung has lost its sex appeal… :frowning:


#4

haha, hey sieb, is that your avatar, or was that your reaction when you saw this new display? :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

Pretty amazing to be sure…but isn’t 2560 a little low? I guess it comes out right if the pixels are the same size as on the 23", but for $110 per diagonal inch, would be more swanky to have higher res. :slight_smile:

I guess we’ll have to hope sony or someone comes out with a matching PC version ala the 23" size, but the fact they’re specifically saying the 30" is mac-only for now, might be unlikely. C’est la vie.


#6

I’m guessing all you need to utilize the 30 inch ones is is a dual link DVI the videocard.


#7

:eek:

dammit!!! and i bought 23" cinema display only few months ago!!! ARGH!!


#8

You don’t have to be a Mac user to use an Apple monitor you know…just have a video card that can accomidate DVI in.


#9

haha, hey sieb, is that your avatar, or was that your reaction when you saw this new display?
Ha, both.

but the fact they’re specifically saying the 30" is mac-only for now

Like Fury said, its DVI so even PCs can use them. If you order a G5, you have to get the GforceFX 6800DDL, I am thinking its the only card to handle that 16:8 res for it (thats why its such an odd res for its size).


#10

Quote from Apple site re 30 inch Display: “This DVI connection also removes all barriers to using an Apple display with a PC. If your graphics card supports DVI with DDC technology for widescreen viewing, you should be able to use these two displays with a PC.”


#11

Wrong quote. Try this one instead, listed under System Requirements for the 30":

Power Mac G5 and NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL graphics card (offered as CTO option for new Power Mac G5 customers and as a kit for current Power Mac G5 customers

… taken from here: http://www.apple.com/displays/specs.html

For what it’s worth, I’m sure that this will be PC-compatible at some point (if not already), but it doesn’t seem like Apple is giving such a setup the official seal of approval.


#12

Of course they are!

That’s why they moved from the awesome ADC connectors they used to have to the less advanved DVI, so they can sell displays to PC users too.

Instead of one single ADC cable, these displays now need FOUR! And a power supply too! But at least they’re PC compatible…

Bruno


#13

I will call it Screeny, and it will be mine, and it will be my Screeny. :smiley:


#14

The 30" models will probably work with a PC if the graphics card has a dual-link DVI connector, such as the QuadroFX3000. Just for right now they are saying “oohhh, only on Mac”.

And the Cinema displays were compatable with the PC (and other macs such as their PowerBooks, or to run dual displays off of a single mac) ever since they came out with the adaptor that split the special connector into it’s components.


#15

blacknoise:

dammit!!! and i bought 23" cinema display only few months ago!!! ARGH!!

Me too - works great on a PC, BTW; just need to get the ADC converter to put with it, and a decent card, of course… :wink:

Atwooki


#16

smiley speaks for me


#17

Wrong quote. Try this one instead, listed under System Requirements for the 30":
Quote:

aahhh…that is a correct quote rocarpen. Read the paragraph headed “Connect With Pure Digital DVI” on the main page http://www.apple.com/displays/


#18

Well…

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

…have a 19" Samsung CRT that I bought 5 years ago to go with MYYYY G5.

So THERE! :stuck_out_tongue:

:hmm:


#19

here’s another peek at tiger, with some screenshots (could always be fakes, but they look good to me): http://bittenapple.com/tiger/


#20

Dude, read the paragraph again:

“Now you can connect the 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display or 20-inch Apple Cinema Display directly to any PowerBook G4 with a DVI port.”

No mention of the 30" unit. It is Mac-only (or so Apple is claiming) for the time-being.