Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display shipping

Summary:Announced in July, Apple’s new 27-inch LED Cinema Display ($999, Apple Store) is now shipping to customers. Orders placed at Apple's online store (starting on September 18) were given a ship date of “1-2 weeks" and are already reaching customers.

Announced in July, Apple’s new 27-inch LED Cinema Display ($999, Apple Store) is now shipping to customers. Orders placed at Apple's online store (starting on September 18) were given a ship date of “1-2 weeks" and are already reaching customers. Classic Apple under-promise and over-deliver.

Early impressions and photos are being posted in the MacRumors forums. User bluesteel compared it to the discontinued 30-inch Apple Cinema display:

i liked the aspect ratio of the 30". it seems like it was a lot bigger, well at least a little wider and a lot taller. but with the 27 my neck doesn't hurt from having to tilt it up when using the 30". i also liked the matte display of the 30" so much better than this 27's glossy look. there is a little glare, especially from the shiny black bezel, sort of distracting actually. other than that, i like the 27's cable setup. its a lot less clutter...i'm glad the 30's power brick is gone.

The new 27-inch LED Cinema Display features:

  • 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 178-degree viewing angle
  • built-in MagSafe charger
  • three rear-mounted USB 2.0 ports
  • iSight camera
  • microphone
  • 49-watt, 2.1 speaker system
  • Mini DisplayPort connector

After originally being give a ship date of October 7:
I was pleasantly surprised to see that upgraded to September 28 -- and I couldn't be happier.
After previously opting for less-expensive Dell monitors (I purchased the 24-inch Dell 2405FPW in 2006 for $760) I'm thrilled about the upgrade and can't wait for it to arrive.
Trunk photo: barely fits by Andrew Ng via MacRumors

Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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