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Apple Cinema Display 23 A1082 - Worth it? or Obselete?

enzymez 38 10 April 2, 2016 at 04:24 PM More Amazon Deals
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I was wondering if these are even worth using anymore. I can get them for well under $100 used. I think this around the time the G5

Things that attract me: 1920x1200, virtually non-existent in the economical range. The interfaces do not pose any problems for me. I am okay with DP or DVI.

It is TFT active matrix. I am a little bit concerned about power consumption. Can somebody chime in?
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THIS [amazon.com]

I was wondering if these are even worth using anymore. I can get them for well under $100 used. I think this around the time the G5

Things that attract me: 1920x1200, virtually non-existent in the economical range. The interfaces do not pose any problems for me. I am okay with DP or DVI.

It is TFT active matrix. I am a little bit concerned about power consumption. Can somebody chime in?
Not worth it for a used monitor of that age at that price**. Also has CCFL backlight which tend to have problems as they age. Look for an IPS panel if possible. "TFT active matrix" is a meaningless term.
EDIT:** not worth price on amazon link. $100 I still wouldn't, they have a matte screen that's very easily damaged (trouble if bought used) and backlight flicker and dim spots will drive you mad. These are generally higher quality screens than most cheap TN panels, but they're old enough I probably wouldn't bother with them.

You'll also want to ask yourself how much an extra 120 vertical pixels matters to you...
Another option is to make sure you get a monitor that can rotate. I've occasionally used dual screens setups with vertical 1920x1080 screens and that can work very well.

You'd be better off with a Dell UltraSharp monitor like the U2415 or U2412M (the extra 120 pixels aren't the only reason to consider one of these):
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=320-2676
https://www.cdw.com/shop/products...px?pfm=srh
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=210-AHGF

2560x1440 24" $370: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=860-BBFK
4k 28" http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13809
wqhd 27" http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13808

Dell should price match CDW.
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Thank you very much for your input.

It appears many big offices companies are donating these to goodwills and salvation armys around the country. As low as $50 w/o ac(overpriced. & proprietary)
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Thank you very much for your input.

It appears many big offices companies are donating these to goodwills and salvation armys around the country. As low as $50 w/o ac(overpriced. & proprietary)
I'd only buy one if I could power it up and test it first, even then it's over 10 years old; $50 is probably too much. A lot of things companies get rid of end up in auctions not goodwill.

By AC I'll assume you mean power adapter? If memory serves these have an external power supply so it isn't as simple as just buying a cable. Also bad caps were very common around 2005, it wouldn't surprise me if that's part of why the power supplies are hard to find.
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Also bad caps were very common around 2005, it wouldn't surprise me if that's part of why the power supplies are hard to find.
Confirmed PSU for this monitor prone to failure, used ones sell for around $75. So $125 total for a used 10 year old monitor that's likely to fail... way too much.
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If I recall correctly they were kinda big, heavy, and more prone to burn-in as compared to modern displays. You can find dell outlet displays in a similar size/resolution for similar prices.
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You can find dell outlet displays in a similar size/resolution for similar prices.
Dell outlet can have good deals but stock on outlet monitors varies widely, currently it's pretty limited.
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Are your sure it's not IPS. Most/all of the apple monitors were IPS as far as I knew.

For $100 I would say it's not worth it in todays market. If its a $50 thats a different story. I bought some 23" LG IPS monitors on sale for like $110 this year.
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Are your sure it's not IPS. Most/all of the apple monitors were IPS as far as I knew.
I didn't say it wasn't IPS, I recommended the OP buy a new IPS panel. However the viewing angle for this screen is only speced at 170 degrees, most IPS panels are 178 degrees so it might be something other than IPS.
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I bought some 23" LG IPS monitors on sale for like $110 this year.
On that note currently FP @ $115: http://slickdeals.net/f/8633342-24-lg-24mp48hq-p-1920x1080-ips-led-monitor-115-free-shipping
I do like a monitor with height adjustment and the ability to rotate the screen, but that adds to the cost and isn't as common in ~24"+

It looks like this one has a matte screen? I don't dislike matte screens, I just wouldn't buy one used.

The Dell U2415 1920x1200 is still on sale for $239 http://slickdeals.net/f/8633214-dell-u2415-black-24-1-6ms-gtg-dual-hdmi-widescreen-lcd-monitor-ips-height-pivot-adjustable-built-in-usb-3-0-hub-1920x1200-239-99?v=1&src=SiteSearch
OP won't do better than that.
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Last edited by jkee April 4, 2016 at 10:12 AM
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They used S-IPS on the older cinema displays.

BTW, here's your 23" 1080P new IPS monitor for $100 deal of the week:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...094&cm_sp=

It's not that terribly uncommon to catch a sick deal on a monitor these days.
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I use one all day at work and I love it. Works beautifully with Mac laptops, and everyone complements its looks. For $100, if it's in good condition, I'd buy one.
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