Apple Drops Prices on Cinema Displays 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Monday, 16 May 2005

Apple announced that it has reduced the price its line of widescreen flat panel Cinema Displays making the 20-inch model $799 and the 23-inch HD model $1,499. In addition, Apple’s 2.7 GHz Power Mac G5s and 1.67 GHz 17-inch PowerBooks now feature built-in support to drive Apple's 30-inch Cinema HD Display.

Apple’s flat panel display line, comprising of the 20-inch Cinema Display, the 23-inch Cinema HD Display and 30-inch Cinema HD Display, is designed to work with DVI-equipped Power Mac G5 desktops, PowerBook G4 notebooks and Windows-based computers, and offers the widescreen design (16:10 ratio) desired by creative professionals. The 30-inch Cinema HD Display has a 2560-by-1600 pixel resolution and the 23-inch Cinema HD Display has a 1920-by-1200 pixel resolution, ideal for editing High Definition Television (HDTV) content. The 20-inch Cinema Display professional-quality flat panel offers a 1680-by-1050 pixel resolution.

Two systems now feature built-in support for Apple’s 30-inch Cinema HD Display: the 2.7 GHz Power Mac G5 and the 1.67 GHz 17-inch PowerBook. Users can also add support for the 30-inch Cinema HD Display as a build-to-order option on the 2.0 GHz and 2.3 GHz Power Mac G5 systems, as well as the 1.67 GHz 15-inch PowerBook.

Apple Cinema Displays feature an all aluminum design with a very thin bezel, suspended by an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge that makes tilting the display a breeze. Each Cinema Display features two FireWire 400 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, and supports the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) mounting interface standard.

The 20-inch Cinema Display, 23-inch Cinema HD Display and the 30-inch Cinema HD Display are available through Apple’s website, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $799, $1,499 and $2,999, respectively. Power Mac G5 build-to-order options for the Cinema Display line include the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL with 256MB DDR SDRAM for an additional $500 with the 1.8 GHz, 2.0 GHz and 2.3 GHz systems and $450 with the 2.7 GHz system or as a standalone kit for $599 through the Apple’s website.







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