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>> Hi, this is Eric Franklin at cnet.com, and today
we're looking at the Apple LED Cinema Display. Now the
reason we have the MacBook out with the Cinema Display
is the Cinema Display is only compatible with the
MacBook, currently. It uses a mini display port as its
connection. There's no DVI, no BGA, not even HTMI. It
only uses mini display port. And so far the MacBooks
are the only computers out there that have a mini
display port connection. Some of the other features
that the display has is a built-in iSight camera, it has
a built-in microphone, built-in speakers, as well as the
back. The display delivers very, very nice sound, very
full, very deep base. Doesn't get distorted when you
turn the volume up really high or anything like that.
The display can tilt back about 30 degrees, but that's
about it. There's no height adjustment, there's no
rotation, there's no pivoting options, there's no OSD
included with the display. You have to go actually into
the system preferences of your MacBook and change the
options from there. As of yet we haven't had time to
test the display with Display Mate or with any games.
But we did check out a couple of movies. We checked out
our usually test movie, Kill Bill Volume One, and what
we noticed that is that the display has a very nice
contrast ratio, in that the blacks are very deep and the
colors are very full. We did notice some back light
bleed-through at the bottom of the screen on very dark
screens, however. If you're interested in buying this
display just note that you need to own a MacBook, and
you need to own the newest version of the MacBook with
the mini display port connection on it. You won't be
able to hook this up to a PC or anything else actually
at this point. As far as a recommendation goes, check
the review which should be up in a few days. Once
again, this is Eric Franklin, this has been the first
look at the Apple 24-inch LED Cinema Display.
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