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Apple Cinema Display, Pro and Con

Discussion in 'Recording' started by GT40sc, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. GT40sc

    GT40sc Active Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Seattle WA, USA
    Major studio upgrade in the next month or so...

    New G4, etc.

    Should we swing for the fence and get the Apple Cinema Display?

    "Artistic" studio partner has the money, wants the monitor...

    But "Engineer Bill" is feeling practical and doubtful. Do we really need it that bad?

    Pros? Cons?

    "Give it to me straight, Doctor.
    I can take it."

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    man...let me tell you something....those displays rock!!! Plain and simple...they're vibrant..alive..you dont mind staring at it for a lengthy amount of time..and let me tell you..I spend ALOT of time infront of monitors..I wish I could afford one of those!!
    Just my $.02 worth
  3. sjoko

    sjoko Guest

    Pro's & cons after switching to Apples from bananas (ie 'normal' monitors):

    - Substantially less headaches after working long hours.
    - Don't need to put my glasses on-and-off-and-on-and-off-and, well, you get the picture
    - Working marginally faster.

    - None
  4. raize

    raize Guest

    i would imagine the con is money.

    then again, if you're not paying for it, let your buddy live out his dream, and share the magic!

    p.s. Opus, when you're influencing someone to buy a cinema display, it's less of a $.02 and more like your $2,499 usd worth :p .
  5. MartinTurner

    MartinTurner Guest

    No interference with audio equipment
    Don't need to have AV monitors speakers, so better range of choice.
    No flicker -- this is particularly important if you work with other monitors or fluorescent tubes. It will reduce headaches a lot
    Lots of screen real estate, more useful format than the old 21 inch monitors.
    Very bright and crisp -- easy to calibrate if you also need to proof design work.
    You can use the VGA output to hook up another monitor in addition.


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