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
- 49-watt, 2.1 speaker system
- Mini DisplayPort connector