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Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 06:00 am PT (09:00 am ET)

Apple now taking orders for 24-inch LED Cinema Display

Following a month-long wait, Apple on Tuesday finally began taking orders for its new 24-inch LED-backlit Cinema Display through its online store, saying shipments will begin sometime later this month.

Announced last month, the new offering is designed especially for the new Unibody MacBook and MacBook Pro families, and includes an integrated MagSafe charger, three USB 2.0 ports and the new Mini DisplayPort, making it easy for users to quickly connect and power their notebooks as well as use their favorite peripherals.

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 for video conferencing with iChat, listening to music or watching movies.

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

Apple says 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.

Apple LED Cinema Display


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.

It sells for a suggested retail price of $899 and requires a MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with the new Mini DisplayPort. However, our sponsor MacMall is also taking pre-orders at the reduced cost of $879.