Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display shipping

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