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Apple Studio Display

Apple Studio Display
alaScore 82

80 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Apple Studio Display. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple Studio Display


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Apple Studio Display from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple M7649Zm/A Studio Display 17" LCD MonitorApple M7649Zm/A Studio Display 17" LCD Monitor

May, 2018

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Gene Steinberg (

Apple Studio review: Apple Studio


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.

Jul, 2001

Expert review by : Stephen Beale (

Apple Studio Display

May, 1999

Expert review by (

Apple Studio Display 17-inch


This Apple Studio Display is certainly not the cheapest 17-inch monitor you can buy, but it offers crisp text and images, excellent colour rendition, and easy-to-use hardware controls without breaking the bank. Owners of older Mac systems may run into...

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Great design, no adjustment feature


I have a whole roomful of Macs since I repaired them for nearly a decade. Having seen many different monitors made by Apple, the easel style LCD is one of the prettiest monitors they have ever designed. Having the industry standard one year warranty ...

Nothing on the market is as sleek looking

Graphic designers may not like the lack of adjustability

Jan, 2008

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Smart bright monitor - But had dim warranty!


I finally decided to retire my old heavy 17" CRT, replacing it with a gently used Apple 17" ADC M7649 flat screen LCD! Working in a college setting I had heard the IT department talk about the extremely limited warranty Apple applies to these units....

Very high quality screen. Bright with excellent resolution, low pixelation

LCD not servicable if a problem occurs. Very limited warranty when these were new

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

WiFi Range Extender Which Actually Works


The D-Link DLW-G710 is a major improvement on previous D-Link range extenders. This one uses a built-in wizard to locate a WiFi network and guide the user into setting it up correctly. That said, there are some caveats with this product. When first ...

Good performance and relative ease of set-up

Virtually" all WiFi supported means there will be some incompatibilities

Apr, 2006

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Extend Your Wireless Network Almost Effortlessly


I desperately needed a way to extend the coverage of my home wireless network. I had added a computer to my existing wireless network in my garage/basement, and I could receive NO signal from my wireless router. I was beginning to believe that my ...

Relative ease of setup ; performance ; cost

Documentation inconsistent with actual product (both hardware and software)

Feb, 2006

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Does not work with routers deemed compatible


When I had Comcast cable I had a superb Linkys wireless router setup. All that went to the wayside when Verizon installed FIOS in my home and forced upon me a D-Link DI-624 wireless router that only gave limited signal. I bought the G710 from ...

None. Does not work

Does not work with routers deemed compatible by D-Link

Feb, 2006

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Works Great - Easy to set up


You may be confused by the contrasting nature of reviews here. I don't blame you. In my opinion, if you are not familiar with words and acronyms including "Ethernet", "WEP" or "Static IP Address" you will most certainly be confused by the DWL-G710. ...

Easy set up. Good performance. Small unobtrusive unit


Dec, 2005

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Works just fine


I am a bit surprised at the other reviews here. I have had no problems with the DWL-G710. I selected the DWL-G710 over wireless range extenders from other manufacturers based solely on price. This is the first D-Link product I have owned. I live in an ...

Simple to configure and use ; network cable included ; AC adapter does not block other outlets

Site scan function in configuration page is a bit flaky ; doesn't support WPA-AES

Oct, 2005

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


Certification:FCC Part 15 Class B, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, VCCI Class B, AS/NZS 3548 Class B, CNS 13438 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, ISO 13406, MPR II, IEC 60950, UL 60950, CSA 60950, EN60950, ENERGY STAR, TCO 95\n / TCO'95, Energy Star, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, VCCI Class B, AS/NZS 3548 Class B, CNS 13438 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, ISO 13406, MPR II, IEC 60950, UL 60950, CSA 60950, EN60950 / • FCC Part 15 Class B \n• EN55022 Class B \n• EN50082-1 \n• VCCI Class 2 \n• AS/ANZ 3548 Class B \n• CNS 13438 Class B \n• ICES-003 Class B \n• MPR II \n• IEC 950 \n• UL1950 \n• CSA 950 \n• EN60950 \n• U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR \n• TCO 95

Dimensions & Weight



Contrast ratio (typical):300:1 / 350:1
Display brightness:200 / 230
Display Diagonal:15 / 17
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch:0.264
Surface treatment:Antiglare hardcoat
Viewing angle, horizontal:120 / 160 / 170
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 170 / 90

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
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):40


Plug and Play: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes


Country Kits:Worldwide
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple Studio Display

Input Device

Type: None


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


Audio system:N
Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Operational Conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47

Other Features

Power Requirements:100 - 240V, AC / 24.5- 28V DC

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Drivers & Utilities
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
I/O ports:Apple Display Connector carries digital video, USB, and power / Apple Display Connector, carries digital video, USB, and power; two-port, self-powered USB hub
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2


Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):40

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.77 / 6.93
Height:15.9 / 17.3
Weight:11.5 / 14.6
Width:16.1 / 17.6