New Apple Cinema Display announced - October 14th 2008

Apple held a press event today, October 14th 2008. They announced a stack of new products, including a new 24-inch Cinema Display... it looks just like an iMac with the gubbins inside!

I like the look of this new model, finally it gives me a chance to extend my iMac display in style. It also compliments the complete range of Apple offerings, through to the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The only Macs that do not match are the 17-inch MacBook Pro and the Air. However, these new displays WILL be a great success... maybe not in the studio environment, but everywhere else. Maybe graphic design studios will give them a try and strategically place them so that they do not suffer from glare.

  • 24-inch size LED backlit display
  • Display port cable
  • USB2 port cable
  • Powered 3-port USB2 hub
  • MagSafe cable for powering your laptop
  • 1920x1200 resolution
  • Screen type: TFT active-matrix LCD
  • Colors: 16.7 million
  • Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
  • Brightness: 330 cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • iSight built in
  • Built-in 2.1 speaker system
  • Height: 18.84 inches (47.84 cm)
  • Width: 22.57 inches (57.32 cm)
  • Depth: 7.76 inches (19.71 cm)
  • Weight: 21 pounds (9.5 kg)
  • £649
  • Available November

Official Apple Press Release
Apple® today unveiled the LED Cinema Display featuring a stunning 24-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with built-in iSight® video camera, mic and speakers in an elegant, thin aluminum and glass enclosure. Designed for the new MacBook® family, the LED Cinema Display includes an integrated MagSafe® charger, three USB 2.0 ports and the new Mini DisplayPort, making it easy for MacBook users to quickly connect and power their notebooks as well as use their favorite peripherals.

“The new LED Cinema Display is the most advanced display that Apple has ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “It is a perfect fit for our sleek new line of aluminum MacBooks with its 24-inch LED-backlit screen, aluminum and glass enclosure, integrated camera, mic and speakers, MagSafe charger, three USB ports and Mini DisplayPort.”

The 24-inch glossy, widescreen display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution uses LED-backlit technology to provide instant full-screen brightness and great power efficiency. Suspended by an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge that makes tilting the display almost effortless, the new display includes a built-in iSight video camera, mic and speakers, making it ideal for video conferencing with iChat®,* listening to music or watching movies. The new display also includes three self-powered USB 2.0 ports so users can simply leave their printer, camera, iPhone™ 3G or iPod® dock connected when they take their MacBook with them. The sleek, thin display also includes a built-in universal MagSafe charger so users can conveniently leave their notebook’s MagSafe power adapter in their travel bag.

The new LED Cinema Display is the greenest Apple display ever, made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials. The LED Cinema Display meets stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status.** The new display contains no brominated flame retardants, all internal cables and components are PVC-free and its foam packaging has been reduced by 44 percent.

Part of the next-generation DisplayPort industry standard, the new Mini DisplayPort delivers a pure digital signal that can drive up to a 30-inch widescreen display. The Mini DisplayPort is ultra-compact at just 10 percent the size of a full DVI connector, perfect for the sleek design of the new MacBook family. Adapters are available for using the MacBook’s Mini DisplayPort with older generation VGA, DVI/HDMI and Dual-Link DVI displays.