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Apple Studio Display

Apple Studio Display
alaScore 81

268 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 reviews of Apple Studio Display. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Apple Studio Display is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 268 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple Studio Display

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Apple Studio Display from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Studio Display 15 - LCD display - TFT - 15" - 1024 x 768 - 230 cd/m2 - 300:1 - metallic silverApple M7649Zm/A Studio Display 17" LCD MonitorApple M7649Zm/A Studio Display 17" LCD Monitor

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Apple Studio Display

 

Review: Apple products are typically more expensive than comparable peripherals from other companies, but the $999 17-inch Studio Display meets the competition head-on. For those who have new Power Macs with an ADC slot, the Studio Display is clearly...

Brilliant, sharp picture; quick setup

Mac-compatible only; proprietary connection excludes older Macs

The Studio Display is a superlative LCD with a great price. If your Mac supports the proprietary connection scheme, buy it.

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Finally found what I want/need

 

Searched high and low before finding what I was avoiding -- the $700 Apple Studio display. All others pale in comparison; text quality excellent, image quality superb, aesthetics beautiful. Skip the long search and buy

Only Mac compatible. Did I mention it was $700 (+ tax)

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"Finally found what I want/need"

 

Searched high and low before finding what I was avoiding -- the $700 Apple Studio display. All others pale in comparison; text quality excellent, image quality superb, aesthetics beautiful. Skip the long search and buy.

Only Mac compatible. Did I mention it was $700 (+ tax)

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Awesome Monitor!

 

Bright, perfect picture. Design, 2 USB ports on the back. Mac and Windows compatible w/$99.00 adapter

Comes only with and Apple Desktop Connector. DVI adapter expensive for use on Windows Machine or DVI port

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"Awesome Monitor!"

 

Bright, perfect picture. Design, 2 USB ports on the back. Mac and Windows compatible w/$99.00 adapter.

Comes only with and Apple Desktop Connector. DVI adapter expensive for use on Windows Machine or DVI port.

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"A superb buy for later model Macs"

 

When compared to the other LCD monitors connected to computers in our home, the Studio Display stands alone for clarity, quality, ease of set-up and colour correctness. Text displays clearly, everything about it works well out of the box. Even the packagi

Only wish I could attach it to the PCs in the house, it would be a great improvement.

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"Good product, some problems, bad service"

 

Beautiful to look at, great 20 inch screen, size makes working with graphics programs more efficient.

Dead pixels and poor service. If you are considering purchasing this product, please buy it from an Apple store (not the online store) and have them plug it in to make sure there are no dead pixels. The first issue I had was incompatibility with my older

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Good product, some problems, bad service

 

Beautiful to look at, great 20 inch screen, size makes working with graphics programs more efficient

Dead pixels and poor service. If you are considering purchasing this product, please buy it from an Apple store (not the online store) and have them plug it in to make sure there are no dead pixels. The first issue I had was incompatibility with my older

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"Great monitor -perfect for Photoshop"

 

Lack of swivel or height adjustment. Only 2 USB ports - 4 would be nicer for us USB freaks.

Product Specifications

With a large virtual workspace and superior image quality, the 17-inch Apple Studio Display is an outstanding display for creative professionals who demand exceptional performance in an elegant, slim design. The Apple Studio Display features a screen resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels. That's equivalent to the virtual workspace typically selected on a 21-inch CRT monitor, enough to view a large document and work comfortably without having to scroll around or toggle between windows. But the comparison to a CRT display ends there. Using its all-digital technology, the Apple Studio Display produces a superior image, it's sharp and flicker-free, with extraordinary brightness and contrast. And the slim desktop footprint, minimal power consumption, and superb system integration make it the perfect complement to your Power Mac G4 system. The Apple Studio Display takes full advantage of the digital output of the Power Mac G4 system to deliver distortion-free images from edge to edge all the time. No adjustments are ever needed. Graphic artists will appreciate that the Apple Studio Display delivers a full 16.7 million colors in a wide color gamut. In addition, its wide viewing angle technology maintains color fidelity even when viewing off-axis. Video artists will enjoy the ultrafast pixel response when working in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, or iDVD. No matter what the task, the Apple Studio Display is the superior display solution for the demanding creative professional. Setting up the Apple Studio Display is a snap, thanks to the Apple Display Connector (ADC). A single cable carries the digital graphics, power, and USB signals to the display, which dramatically reduces the number of cables cluttering your desktop. And the built-in two-port USB hub is convenient for connecting desktop peripherals. As with all Apple displays, integration with the Power Mac G4 system is superb, and the result is pure simplicity. The Apple Studio Display gives you just what you're looking for - stunningly sharp text and graphics, and a workspace large enough to display your ideas to perfection. A unique hinge design lets you effortlessly adjust the screen to your preferred viewing angle. And when using Mac OS X and its Aqua interface, your screen comes to life with color, translucence, and fluid motion.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.8in
Height:19.3in
Weight:12.1lbs
Width:15.7in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.1in/15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm/38.4cm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:200cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:200:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+60 / -60
Image Max V-View Angle:+45 / -45
Interface:DVI
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Compatibility:Mac
Country Kits:Worldwide
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Apple
Model:15
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple Studio Display

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Graphite
Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DOC-B / EN 60950 / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / IEC950 / MPR II / NUTEK / TCO '95 / VCCI-II / VESA DPMS / TCO 95/CE / DOC-B / EN 60950 / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / MPR II / NUTEK / TCO '95 / VCCI-II / TCO 95

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.5 or later/Apple MacOS 8.0 or later/None

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)/None
TV Tuner Presence: No
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