|The black Apple Cinema MC007LL/A 27-inch widescreen LCD monitor provides a wide enough view of the image. With a contrast ratio of 1000:1, this Apple Monitor presents vivid and sharp colors. The integrated microphone and speaker of this Apple LCD Monitor discards the need for an additional headset or mike. Thanks to the 375 cd/m2 brightness along with the LED backlight technology, this Apple Monitor provides clear and illuminated images. With a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, this Apple LCD Monitor displays clear and clean images. Taking a maximum of 12 ms response time, the Apple Cinema 27 inch monitor is reacts to commands and refreshes pages swiftly.|
|Product Line||Apple Cinema|
|Display Technology||LED LCD|
|Maximum Resolution||2560 x 1440|
|Response Time||12 ms|
|Monitor Color||Black & Silver|
The Apple LED Cinema Display's high resolution and screen coating gives it not only great performance in movies and games, but also in everyday tasks. The monitor works seamlessly when connected to a recent model MacBook, and provides a charging station and three USB ports. And it just looks really slick on a desktop.
Thanks to Apple's decision to only include a Mini DisplayPort connection, the LED Cinema Display can only be used with Macs from late 2008 and on. Also, the display lacks ergonomic features and more-granular customization options. Some users will not appreciate the overly reflective and glossy screen.
As a desktop display and USB extender, the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display works wonderfully; however, for $1,000, there are better monitors that offer more options, including PC and Mac compatibility.
Average review score based on 12 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I consider this to be the best monitor you can get at a reasonable price. Inspite of the fact it's Apple product we're going to use this with PC, because it works nicely with Displayport through good adapter (Atlona or Gefen brand) or mini-DP PC graphics cards.
It deliveres great picture, mostly because of glossy matrix without matte film that spoils everything, even on very expensive monitors. One of it's best features is that it doesn't have any backlight LED PWM-effects (flickering on low brightness).
It has no built in menu, but could be well controlled from your computer, and of the same reason the calibration is possible only through software.
Couldn't be used if you need wide gamut colorspace, NEC's PA271w would be the best choice in this situaion, but you'll get the anti-glare matte film effects with it.
So if you use only sRGB colorspace (which is often enough even for professional graphics editing) this monitor, if calibrated, is much better choice then NEC PA271W.
Hurry up, while they're still availiable (they don't produce them with mini-DP port anymore)
This display/monitor (like most Apple products) is the finest I've ever owned. It's picture is simply brilliant... a hi-res image both bright and sharp. The integrated speakers provide a sound much better than I expected though my usage is basically 'plain vanilla' sound off the internet. I do use this for graphics/web design and again the performance for me is nothing short of excellent. This display has a high gloss (glass) screen which augments clarity of image but the user has to watch backlighting... i.e. bright or strong ambient light coming from behind the user... where black/dark areas on the screen can begin to reflect such light... and this could lead to eye strain. At full retail ($1,000) this display is expensive. Ebay allowed for a solid 20% discount from retail for a "used" but pristine product in perfect working condition.
I bought this monitor for my web design business. This display is simply beautiful and brilliant in colors. Some folks will complain about the glare, but it really isn't that bad. What's amazing is how 1080p movies look on this screen. WOW.
I used to have a 30inch Cinema Display which I was going to purchase again, but I made the leap to purchase this display even though I thought the glare might be a problem. Boy, I am very happy with this display. It's hands down far better than the 30inch display even though it's 3 inchs small.
Picture quality is amazing. <a href="http://www.mikekey.com">Mike Key</a>
I have had this display for two months now. I love having the extra space to organize my applications on. The Screen is easy on the eyes and crisp. I could not find a lot of other monitors out there that offer the same resolution for the screen size. The display works flawlessly with my Macbook Pro, even when I am using Windows 7 through bootcamp! USB 3.0 compatibility would be nice, and including adapters for those that do not have a Mini Displayport output would also be good. However, I would still rate this display as 10/10 and am extremely satisfied with my decision to make the upgrade.
It's worth every cent of the cost!
This is another great Apple product. Picture quality is fantastic, and the design is elegant and smart. I attached it to a HumanScale M8 monitor arm, so now it has vitally no footprint on my desktop! The removal of the base stand was a serious headache, however, as the screws need to be tightened with a torque wrench to be properly lined up; this is the only reason it doesn't get a perfect score. Otherwise, a great piece of equipment I expect to have for at least another 10 years!