27-inch LED Cinema Display Available Now


After quite a bit of waiting, the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display is available now for purchase at the Apple Store online, and it’s shipping in 1-2 weeks. So what’s the big deal?

First off, the monitor itself is pretty amazing. 2560X1440 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio isn’t too bad. Then combine the LED light source, which means it’s quick and doesn’t take time to warm up like other monitors. It also has a built-in iSight camera, speakers, microphone, and a USB hub built in. This is all great if you have a Mac Mini or Mac Pro, but if you have a MacBook Pro, it also comes with a MagSafe connector so that you don’t have to hook up yet another plug for your power adapter.

This isn’t a bargain basement item at $999, but it’s the monitor many people with MacPros have been looking for. Me, I’d like a pair of these hooked up to a Mac Pro, but I haven’t quite hit the lottery yet.


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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