Apple Unveils Super High Resolution 23" Cinema Display

| Macworld/iWorld Expo

Apple unveiled a new 23" LCD display called the Apple Cinema HD Display during todayis MACWORLD Tokyo Expo keynote. The new display is only 1" bigger than the original 22" display, but it offers a MUCH higher resolution of 1920 X 1200. From Apple:

Apple® today unveiled the Apple Cinema HD Display, a stunning all-digital 23-inch flat panel display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution—enough to view High Definition Television (HDTV) content with room to spare. The new Cinema HD Display enables cutting-edge creative professionals using Appleis Final Cut Pro® video editing software to author HDTV content in its native resolution.

Appleis Cinema HD Display features an active-matrix, liquid crystal display that incorporates a pure digital interface to deliver superior image quality. Unlike many other flat panels using an analog interface, the Cinema HD Display delivers distortion-free images from edge-to-edge that never need adjusting. At less than two inches thick, the wide format design of the Cinema HD Display (16:10 aspect ratio) allows users to easily view a full 11-inch by 17-inch two-page spread or a complex illustration, making it the ultimate display for the creative or technical professional.

The Cinema HD Display delivers brilliant color performance with support of 16.7 million colors and offers a 160 degree viewing angle for great color uniformity edge-to-edge. The Cinema HD Display is well integrated with ColorSync®, Appleis industry-standard software for managing color on computer displays, scanners and printers. ColorSync automatically generates a profile for the Cinema HD Display that allows it to be used in demanding color applications.

The Cinema HD Display joins Appleis award-winning line of all-digital flat panels, including the 15-, 17- and 22-inch displays, in complementing the Power Mac™ G4 system. The Cinema HD Display offers the innovative Apple Display Connector (ADC) that carries the digital video signal, USB data and power over a single cable to simplify setup and minimize cable clutter on the desktop. The Cinema HD Display also provides a self-powered, two-port USB hub for easy connections to peripherals.

Apple says that the new display will be shipping in April, and the unit will be priced at US$3499. Apple also says the display requires a PowerMac G4 and an ADC connector. There is not yet word from any of the converter companies on whether or not converters will be offered. You can find more information on the new display at Appleis Web site.

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