I haven't been this excited for an Apple monitor since the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display came out. Announced in July, Apple's new 27-inch LED Cinema Display is now available to be ordered from its online store and is due to ship in "1-2 weeks."
The new 27-inch ACD 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
Granted, a grand isn't cheap for a monitor, but when you consider the price-preformance ratio of the new 27-inch monitor, it's a pretty compelling case. After all it has almost all of the pixels of the 30-inch ACD in a more compact package.
The new 27-inch ACD is finished with Apple's trademark black bezel, glossy edge-to-edge glass and a brushed stainless steel stand. It replaces both the 24- and 30-inch models -- which have been removed from Apple's online store.
Ironically, you'll need an adapter to connect the new HDMI-only Apple TV to the 27-inch ACD's funky Mini DisplayPort adapter.