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Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 11:00 am PT (02:00 pm ET)

Apple unveils 24-inch LED Cinema Display

During its special notebook Tuesday, Apple unveiled its new Cinema Display featuring a 24-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with built-in iSight video camera, mic, and speakers in a thin aluminum and glass enclosure.

The Cupertino-based company said the new offering is designed especially for the new MacBook family, and includes an integrated MagSafe charger, three USB 2.0 ports and the new Mini DisplayPort, making it easy for MacBook users to quickly connect and power their notebooks as well as use their favorite peripherals.

"The new LED Cinema Display is the most advanced display that Apple has ever made," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "It is a perfect fit for our sleek new line of aluminum MacBooks with its 24-inch LED-backlit screen, aluminum and glass enclosure, integrated camera, mic and speakers, MagSafe charger, three USB ports and Mini DisplayPort."

Resolution and Specs

The 24-inch glossy, widescreen display features a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and uses LED-backlit technology to provide instant full-screen brightness and great power efficiency. It's suspended by an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge that makes tilting the display easy, and includes a built-in iSight video camera, mic and speakers, making it ideal for video conferencing with iChat, listening to music or watching movies.

The new display also includes three self-powered USB 2.0 ports so users can leave their printer, camera, iPhone 3G or iPod dock connected when they take their MacBook with them. The thin display also includes a built-in universal MagSafe charger so users can leave their notebook's MagSafe power adapter in their travel bag.

Apple's Greenest Display Ever

Apple also announced that the new LED Cinema Display is the greenest display it's ever developed, made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials. It meets stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status, the company said. The new display contains no brominated flame retardants, and all internal cables and components are PVC-free. Its foam packaging has also been reduced by 44 percent.

Apple LED Cinema Display


Part of the next-generation DisplayPort industry standard, a new Mini DisplayPort delivers a pure digital signal that can drive up to a 30-inch widescreen display, Apple said. The Mini DisplayPort is ultra-compact at just 10 percent the size of a full DVI connector. Adapters are also available for using the MacBook's Mini DisplayPort with older generation VGA, DVI/HDMI and Dual-Link DVI displays.

Pricing & Availability

The new LED Cinema Display will be available in November through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $899. It will require a MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with the new Mini DisplayPort.