Apple unveils 27-inch LED display, nixes 30-inch model

The new 27-inch Cinema Display, priced at $999, replaces the currently available 24-inch and 30-inch models.


It's been a busy morning for Apple. The company topped off its iMac and Mac Pro releases with a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display.

The 27-inch display has a 16:9 edge-to-edge glass display on an aluminum stand. David Moody, Apple's vice president of worldwide Mac product marketing, told CNET that the new display uses the same type of edge-to-edge design as the iMac.

The display has a 2560x1440 resolution and uses in-plane switching that gives users a 178-degree viewing angle. It also now has an ambient light sensor that will automatically adjust brightness based on the surrounding light conditions.

Moody said that the display was designed for its notebook and desktop customers--the number of extras in the display certainly show that focus.

The 27-inch LED display has a built-in MagSafe charger, iSight camera, speakers, Mini DisplayPort connectivity for video and audio input, and USB ports.

It replaces the 24-inch model that Apple previously sold, and also the 30-inch model. Moody said that the 30-inch model is now being sold on a "while supplies last" basis.

Priced at $999, the 27-inch LED Cinema Display will be available in September.

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