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    Nov 10, 2006
    Leeds, England
    17" Core Duo Macbook Pro
    Is Apple 20" Cinema display over priced?
    I got a Philips 20" widescreen 1680 x 1050 for 350. You can now get them for around 300 - it was one of the best purchases I ever made, the picture quality if fantastic!

    Although it doesn't look as sleek as an Apple product the spec is almost identical to the 20" Apple cinema display (dot pitch, contrast ratio, etc) only the Apple monitor is around 250 more. Do you think they're overpriced or do you get what you pay for, i.e. quality. I know for example, my MBP was expensive but the build quality is so good I'd say it's not overpriced. I'm talking specifically about the 20" model, if you go up to the 23" version and compare other 23" monitors the Apple is very competatively priced.

    P.S. Is anyone running the 23" or 30" Apple display? What's it like? Do films look good through them? Any advantages over a non-Apple product?

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    Oct 01, 2004
    If you don't place much value on appearance, then yes they are overpriced.

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    I run dual 23s off my powermac, I don't want movies on them so I can not tell you about quality, but they are pretty good displays for the video editing I do.
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    Nov 18, 2006
    Anytown, USA
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    In a word, yes. COmparing to the Dell line of displays; they have the exact same specs but the price difference is huge. There's a general concencus that Apple's have a little better picture, but it's most likely so small that the averge user would never notice, and for the price difference, I'll take the Dell any day.

    I also like Dell's smaller black bezel as opposed to the big silver one on Apple's. Also, the Dell has more availible ports (s-video, composite video, VGA, USB upstream)

    So for the money, Dell is by far a better deal!

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