Apple unveiled its 23-inch high-definition Cinema HD Display at Macworld Expo, Tokyo this morning.

The 23-inch flat panel monitor offers a resolution of 1,920-x-1,200 pixels – enough to view and edit High-Definition Television content. It lets video-editors author HDTV content in its full, native resolution.

“The Cinema HD Display is simply the best computer display on the planet,” eulogized Jobs. “By offering beyond-HD resolution along with superior brightness, sharpness and colour purity, the Cinema HD Display is an amazing breakthrough for creative professionals in every field.”

The display is less than two-inches thick, and large enough for a designer to view a two-page spread at a 16:10 aspect ratio – Apple calls it “the ultimate display for the creative or technical professional”.

Colours are calling The screen can display 16.7 million colours with ColorSync support, and offers a 160-degree viewing angle. It also makes use of Apple’s Display Connector (ADC) technology. This carries the DV signal, USB data and power over a single cable. In addition, the display sports a self-powered, two-port USB hub.

The Cinema HD Display will be available from April 2002, costing £2,599 plus VAT. System requirements are: an ADC-equipped Power Mac G4 with NVIDIA GeForce2 MX, GeForce3, GeForce4 MX, or GeForce4 Ti, or ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.1.3 or OS 9.2.2.