To complement its new professional G4 Cube and Power mac G4 desktop Macs, Apple has unveiled a completely new family of matching displays in crystal-clear enclosures. Each is powered directly from the computer via USB, eliminating the need for a separate power cord.
A 17-inch (16-inch viewable) new Apple Studio Display CRT is joined by a 15-inch Apple Studio Display flat-panel, and a revamped 22-inch Apple Cinema Display.
"These new beautiful displays perfectly complement our new extraordinary computers," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, during his keynote speech at Macworld Expo New York. "Their innovative design helps clean up desktop cable clutter, and makes set-up a breeze," he claimed.
Retro/futuristic The new, retro-styled 17-inch Apple Studio Display (£349 excluding VAT) features a Natural Flat Diamondtron CRT, and ColorSync internal calibration to keep colors accurate over time. It boasts an ultrafine 0.25mm aperture grille pitch, and features an electrical design that Apple claims supports multiple resolutions at over 100Hz vertical refresh rate. An innovative Theater Mode provides increased screen brightness for enhanced viewing of full screen iMovie, DVD or QuickTime content, according to Apple.
Cinema family The 15-inch Apple Studio Display active-matrix TFT flat panel offers a pure digital interface delivering 1,024-by-768 distortion-free pixels. It offers 16.7 million saturated colours at "twice the brightness, twice the sharpness, and twice the contrast ratio of typical CRT monitors", according to Apple. It is based on the same stunning design as the award-winning Apple Cinema Display and costs £699 excluding VAT.
The 22-inch Apple Cinema Display flat panel - the largest all-digital LCD flat panel display ever brought to market - offers a pure digital interface, an extra wide viewing angle, supports true 16.7 million saturated colours, and delivers 1,600-by-1,024 distortion-free pixels. It costs £2,799 excluding VAT.