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The Apple Tuesday assault continues! On the heels of a long-awaited Mac Pro refresh, Cupertino has also taken the wraps off a much-needed, super-sized 27-inch LED Cinema Display, coming in September.
MacRumors is reporting that Apple has finally filled a gaping void in their Mac desktop strategy today with the announcement that a 27-inch LED Cinema Display is coming in September for $999. It seems like an eternity in computer years since Apple put the kibosh on their 30” display, which has left graphics and video professionals with no other alternative but to buy elsewhere.
It appears that Apple is making it worth the wait, however: The new 27-inch LED Cinema Display features a resolution of 2560 x 1440, complete with an iSight video camera, microphone and speakers.
"With built-in MagSafe charging, iSight camera, speakers, and USB ports, the LED Cinema Display is ideal for MacBook and MacBook Pro users," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With its massive 2560 x 1440 resolution, the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display is a perfect fit with our powerful new Mac Pro, and it gives iMac users an easy way to double their screen real estate."
The 27-inch LED Cinema Display features a cinema-friendly 16:9 aspect ratio, the aforementioned MagSafe charger and a three-port USB 2.0 hub. The display also features an ambient light sensor which automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness based on the lighting conditions, similar to that used on the MacBook Pro.
At a price of $999, there’s little not to like about the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display -- except the fact that you have to wait until September to get one, that is. A Mac (desktop or laptop) with Mini DisplayPort is required.
If the 24-inch LED Cinema Display is more your style, you’ll be happy to know that Apple has dropped the price on that model to $799 from its previous $899. So, that’s something you can take home with you today…
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