Apple's LED Cinema Displays: Great, for some of us

The Apple LED Cinema Display is a tough nut to crack.

The 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display. If that were its actual screen, you'd likely see the very clear reflection of our staff photographer. Josh P. Miller/CNET

Nearly two years ago, Apple released the 24-inch LED Cinema Display, much to the chagrin of not only PC users unable to use the display, but Mac users with older systems as well. This was thanks to Apple' s decision to use Mini DisplayPort as the display's sole connection option.

Fast-forward to today, Apple has upgraded the 24-incher with an extra 3 inches of screen real estate, and many more pixels onscreen--3.6 million to be exact. Apple also adds a ambient light sensor.

Otherwise, it's pretty similar to the monitor released in 2008. Luckily, this time there are at least a few more people who can actually take advantage of it.

Is this new, upgraded version worth your $1,000? Click over to the full review to have all your questions answered.

Also, the monitor hub awaits--just in case this isn't the monitor for you.

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Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.

 

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