What Is Special About Apple Cinema Display That Can Change User Experience?

By Marjia Ahmed 8 Min Read

One more time, Apple did its best by offering an Apple cinema display for a better user experience of Apple products.

They always have a third eye on their computer accessories and other electronic devices, especially iOS Handhelds and MacOS x computers. This time, they give more attention to making better monitors for Apple product users.

For that, they sacrifice a few things to make a better standard size monitor. Yes, they discontinued their previous monitor.

Now the 27-inch apple cinema display is drawing the most attention in the Apple product lineup. This newly formed monitor has lots of secrets and specifications that you’ll know in this review.

Picture: Apple Inc.
Picture: Apple Inc.

What is an Apple Cinema Display?

For the computer monitor, every popular computer manufacturer is doing their best. HP, Microsoft, Dell, and many other manufacturers are trying to meet consumer expectations by offering the best monitor.

Apple is also doing the same thing and this time, they are one step forward because of their way of thinking and development of technology.

Apple cinema display is one of these. It is a 27-inch monitor manufactured by Apple Inc. From the beginning, it was known as a flat panel computer monitor.

They introduced different sized monitors like 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, and 30-inch sizes. Now, a 27-inch sized monitor is the show killer.

Picture: Apple Cinema Display
Picture: Apple Cinema Display

What Are The Technical Specifications of the Apple Cinema Display?

All we know is that Apple doesn’t reveal all the details of their launched product. Most of the time, users or fans of Apple products identified all these hidden features. For the Cinema display, we’ve got so many details about the specification.

Height19.35 inches (49.1 cm)
Width25.7 inches (65 cm)
Depth (With Stand)8.15 inches (20.7 cm)
Weight23.5 pounds (10.7 kg
System Requirements  Mac with Mini DisplayPort connector Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
Environmental Status Report  Arsenic-free display glassMercury-freeBFR-freePVC-freeHighly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosureMeets ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirementsRated EPEAT Gold*
Display  Supported resolutions: 2560 by 1440 pixels, 1920 by 1080 pixels, 1280 by 720 pixelsColors (maximum): 16.7 millionAspect ratio: 16:9Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° verticalBrightness (typical): 375 cd/m2Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1Response time (typical): 12 ms
Audio and video  Camera and microphone:Built-in iSight with microphoneSpeakers: Built-in 2.1speaker system (49 watts maximum)Mini DisplayPort connector with audio support
What’s in the box  LED Cinema DisplayAC power cordPrinted documentation
Peripherals and cables  Three self-powered USB 2.0 portsKensington security slotOne cable with three connectors: Mini DisplayPort with audio support, universal MagSafe (up to 85W), USB 2.0AC power cord
Electrical and operating requirements  Input voltage: 100V to 240V AC; 50-60HzMaximum power: 250W (LED Cinema Display while charging MacBook Pro)Energy saver mode: 1W or less
Environmental requirements  Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F(10° to 35° C)Storage temperature: –4° to 116° F(–20° to 47° C)Operating humidity: 20% to 80%Non condensingMaximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
Additional OptionsVESA Mount Adapter KitAppleCare Protection Plan

What Are The Good of Apple Cinema Display?

Right now, for the great performance undoubtedly this display should be the top choice. In many ways, this display is better. So, what are they? Let’s check it out below.

  • Has a higher resolution and screen coating feature.
  • Offer great performance for high-quality images, movies, and games
  • Best for everyday tasks.
  • Work best with recent model MacBook and previous charging station.
  • For the desktop, this design looks very much slick.
  • The build quality is much better and stronger than the previous generation display.

What we didn’t like About this Display?

Not everything is good in this display, other users and we’ve noticed something different about this display. Here are some findings are given below.

  • Because of the Mini DisplayPort connection, you cannot connect this display with the Macs from late 2008.
  • It doesn’t have ergonomic features and granular customization options.
  • Some of the users don’t appreciate the overlay reflective and glossy screen.
  • This display comes without any kind of physical controls.
  • The input option is very much limited.
Picture: Monitors from Apple ensures a better-using experience
Picture: Monitors from Apple ensures a better-using experience

What about Design and Features?

Following the design, this display has a few changes to the previous version. Now it’s a larger screen and offers a much higher resolution (2560×1440 Pixel).

It includes an ambient light sensor. Such types of sensors help the screen to adjust the brightness automatically.

In the lower back left, there are built-in 2.1 speakers and three USB ports. Not only that, it includes a built-in camera and microphone.


There are no color problems we found in the text. In the white background, no one found anything wrong in black text. Because of the screen coating on the monitor, the fronts were visible down to a 6.8 point size.

Movie experience

Watching Blu-ray versions of movies must be an extraordinary experience for the user. Because of the LED cinema display, all the Blu-ray movies impressively manage the color tone, especially on the lower black levels.

Users didn’t find any noticeable color tint problems. So, the color coordination was very much accurate without looking drab.

Gaming experience

This display is great for gaming. Yes, judging color quality, we tried different types of games and got surprised.

In every way, the experience was good. In some games, vibrancy and the level of color saturation are seen differently in the previous generation of the monitor. But this one hasn’t such types of issues.

Picture: Developers always working to offer the best product
Picture: Developers always working to offer the best product


Apple Cinema Display is full of features that we wanted from the best monitor. Honestly, we were expecting such types of monitors a few years later.

Apple amazed us by developing technology and introduced us to the latest version of a cinema display with a flat-designed body shape.

It looks amazing in every way. Users of this display already give the highest rating for better performance. Undoubtedly, this display will rule the world for a while.

All of the additional features and services of this display are also better than the best. Apple is confident about this display to win you over.

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