ANTENNA TESTING firm Apple has added a model to its display range, a 27-inch so-called 'cinema' display.
Apple said that the 'stunning' 2560 x 1440 resolution screen has a 60 per cent larger screen than its 24-inch model and has a number of built-in bells and whistles that should impress anyone that wants a 27-inch display.
The display includes the Isight video camera, a microphone and speakers, and offers USB 2.0 and Magsafe connections. Apple explained that the screen, which costs just under $1,000, is the 'ideal companion to the Macbook and Mac desktop family.
"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 SVP 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 screen, of course, looks nice, and has a 16:9 edge to edge glass display and adjustable hinge. Aiding picture quality, when the hinge is in action, the display uses in-plane switching to provide a consistent viewing experience.
No press release is complete without a nod to the green agenda, and indeed Apple said that its 27-inch display has an ambient light sensor that adjusts brightness and power consumption depending on its environment.
It is also made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials, and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements as well as earning EPEAT Gold status.
The 27-inch display will be available from September.
If three inches smaller fails to appeal, you can still buy the five year old 30-inch model instead. µ
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