Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION)

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Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION)

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  • 2,560 x 1,600 optimal resolution, 16.7 million colors, Brightness 400cd/m2, Contrast ratio 700:1
  • Industry-standard DVI connector
  • Design complements the latest Power Macs and PowerBooks
  • 2-port USB 2.0 hub, 2 FireWire 400 ports
  • Requires NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL Card or equivalent
  • 2,560 x 1,600 optimal resolution, 16.7 million colors, Brightness 400cd/m2, Contrast ratio 700:1

Apple 30″ LCD Cinema Display – This huge 30″ computer monitor is perfect for the prosumer and professional alike. Imagine multi-tasking with multiple full-size windows open simultaneously, or editing video with a super-wide timeline! It has a native resolution of 2560×1600, and a contrast ratio 400:1, for stunning quality on a Mac G5 powered computer. Brightness – 400 cd/m2 Viewing Angle – 170 degrees horizontal / 170 degrees vertical Antiglare Hardcoat Screen Treatment Kensington Security Port User Controls – Display Power, System Sleep, System Wake, Brightness and Display Tilt Connects to a Macintosh via a digital DVI connection Macintosh system requirements – 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 (M9593G/A) PC capable only if Windows PC is equipped with a dual-link DVI graphics card (some resolution adjustments may be required).
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Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION)

Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION)

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  1. 235 of 262 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t attempt to rationalize – Trust your instincts, November 29, 2007
    By 
    Brian Seeve
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION) (Electronics)

    In all likelihood, you are reading this review with two separate goals in mind. First, you want to make sure that nothing is horribly wrong with the lyrically-beautiful, breathtakingly-enormous 30-inch Cinema Display. After all, it is only natural to worry that its intoxicating attractiveness is counterpoised by some hidden, yet devastating, flaw. Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief: it is flawless. Indeed, it represents the very essence of perfection in both function and form.

    Second, you are reading this review in a desperate attempt to find some way to justify the purchase of a 30-inch Cinema Display. Perhaps you need to justify it to your thrifty spouse, and are trying to find a reasonable answer to that inevitable question, “but why do you NEED a 30-inch monitor?” Or perhaps you must justify the purchase to an emotionless manager, who is unable to appreciate the aesthetic beauty of this gargantuan monitor. Fortunately, previous reviewers have outlined a number of possible justifications that you might find helpful: a larger monitor improves work efficiency, reduces strain on your eyes, can double as a TV set, etc. Simply select the justification that will be most convincing to your target audience, and don’t take no for an answer. I wish you luck.

    However, never lose sight of this fact: you do not need to justify the purchase of a 30-inch Cinema Display to yourself. Even trying to do so is dangerous, since in all probability you will be unable to justify spending $1800 on an enormous monitor when you have a perfectly serviceable monitor already. Yes, I’m sure that some people have a genuine need for a 30-inch monitor, but (be honest with yourself) you are almost certainly not one of them.

    And more to the point, any attempt at justification is irrelevant. This monitor is not about need, or utility, or functionality, or productivity, or other such tedious concepts. It is about sheer, unabashed, covetousness. You want it. You must possess it. You feel an inexplicable, unjustifiable compulsion to buy it. The vast expanse of the 29.7-inch viewable area haunts your waking thoughts, and appears in your dreams as a luminous vision of perfection that is always just out of reach.

    Don’t question it. Just buy it.

    A year ago today, I did exactly that. Twice. Now, looking at both of my 30-inch monitors in front of me, I feel that I have come closer to true contentment than most people do in a lifetime. Is that shallow? Maybe. But I don’t think so. And I’m willing to bet that you don’t either. If you did, you would have stopped reading this review a long time ago.

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  2. 52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Apple Cinema 30″ HD Flat-Panel Display, January 12, 2006
    By 
    Victor Bono
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    This review is from: Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION) (Electronics)

    This screen is great.

    Upgraded from a 23″ and the increase in realestate is awesome.

    You can play games with crystal clarity; have so many pages up and read them clearly.

    You will need a graphics card that supports Dual-link DVI, not a card that says dual DVI.

    I installed the GeForce 7800 GT on my PC and it works flawlessly!

    The Quadro cards are great, but big $$$.

    The 7800GT can be had for under $300!

    Here’s a list of cards for PC and Apple:

    NVIDIA Geforce 6800Ultra DDL AGP for Powermac G5

    NVIDIA Geforce 6800GT DDL AGP for Powermac G5

    NVIDIA Geforce 6600 PCI Express for Powermac G5(PCI Express)

    NVIDIA Geforce 7800GT PCI Express for Powermac G5(PCI Express)

    NVIDIA QuadroFX 4500 PCI Express for Powermac G5(PCI Express)

    For the PC Windows platform, the following graphic cards support the Apple 30″ Cinema Display:

    NVIDIA QuadroFX 2000

    NVIDIA QuadroFX 3000

    NVIDIA QuadroFX 3400

    NVIDIA QuadroFX 3450

    NVIDIA QuadroFX 4000

    NVIDIA QuadroFX 4400

    NVIDIA QuadroFX 4500

    NVIDIA Geforce 7800GT

    NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX

    NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX 512

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  3. 69 of 77 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It takes a little getting used to…, November 10, 2004
    By 
    Mark Bessey (San Jose, CA) –
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    This review is from: Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION) (Electronics)

    I’ve had mine for a few weeks now, and it’s a great monitor. It’s just amazing to be able to open up 100+ thumbnails on the screen at once, and still be able to see what each one is. Games look fantastic on it , though not all support the native resolution. The dual firewire and USB ports on the monitor are very handy, too.

    There are a few quirks, due to the sheer size of the thing:

    It *just barely* fits under the overhead storage hutch on my computer desk. Measure carefully before you buy any furniture that you intend to put one of these displays on.

    Neck strain is a definite possibility if your chair and/or desk don’t adjust far enough. The top of this monitor is a lot higher than the typical 20 inch or so monitor, and the stand is pretty tall, too.

    It’s possible to “lose” things off towards the sides of the screen. While the (relatively low) pixel pitch means that a dialog box is the same size as it would be on a smaller Apple monitor, it can be far enough to the left or right to be out of your central vision. Sitting back a little farther from the monitor helps.

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