The Cinema Display has always been a top-tier LCD monitor option and this new model is no different. The 27-inch sports an actually astonding 2560 x 1440 resolution – that’s 60% more pixels over the 24-inch model. Of course LED is tasked with the backlighting and connectivity is done though Mini DisplayPort connector. There’s also three rear-facing USB ports, stereo speakers and a built-in iSight located in the top bezel. The only downside, however, is the price. Yeah, all this fun doesn’t come cheap.
The new 27-inch model will hit Apple retailers this coming September with a $999 MSRP. A tad pricey, yes, but when you shop the direct competitors, the price actually looks agreesive. The Dell U2711 retails for $1,099 and HP’s 24-inch DreamColor display costs $1,999. Now some pros might point out that the HP option is still slightly better with Adobe RGB coverage 100%, NTSC 133% and sRGB 100%, but I’m sure the Apple display can hold its own too.