We design and photo people have been b!tching for a few years now about Apples decision to discontinue the matte screens on the displays.. and here we have a new display offered this week and it only comes in glossy again.
/rollseyes? WTF Apple.
I can buy a third party one, but that really goes against my aesthetic of having all of my components match. I'm that way with my theatre system at home and with my tools (for the most part) and so on.
I try to be ok with it... but today I wore a nice long sleeve pin stripe dress shirt to work.. I noticed it in the reflection of my new 27" iMac no less than 6 times. I was trying to do color correction on a flooring tile shoot.
OK.. I'm fukked for a new Apple display. I posted in the Apple discussion forums about wehter or not I could hook a new TB display up to my 2009 Mac. I kinda felt the answer was going to be NO since I had read something about the vid cards needing to be compatible. One of the other posters in the discussion thread just posted this...
I called Apple today and asked this question. The sales person told me that the Thunderbolt display only works with Thunderbolt equipped Macs. I specifically asked if my mid 2009 model MBP would work and they said no. I'm hoping the display is new and the sales person didn't know what they were talking about. I'm not going to buy a non-Thunderbolt display, but don't plan on buying a new MBP for 2 years.
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I would never pay for an Apple LCD when I can get the same guts with a different logo on the case for 1/3 less cash. But then again, I care about performance, not the way they look on my desk - so maybe I'm the wrong person to ask.
Go with the Dell Ultrasharp line. VERY NICE!
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