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Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 05:40 am PT (08:40 am ET)

Apple's new 27-inch LED Cinema Display to ship in September

Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off its new 27-inch LED Cinema Display which sports a 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60 percent more screen real estate than the company's existing24-inch LED Cinema Display.

Like its 24-inch cousin, the new $999 display features a built-in iSight video camera, microphone and speakers, powered USB 2.0 hub, and universal MagSafe connector, making it a worthy companion for the to Apple's MacBook family or a Mac desktop.

"With built-in MagSafe charging, iSight camera, speakers, and USB ports, the LED Cinema Display is ideal for MacBook and MacBook Pro users," said Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Philip Schiller. "With its massive 2560 x 1440 resolution, the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display is a perfect fit with our powerful new Mac Pro, and it gives iMac users an easy way to double their screen real estate."

The new, larger 27-inch LED Cinema Display features a 16:9 edge-to-edge glass display on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge that makes tilting the display easy. It displays vivid colors and exceptionally high contrast by utilizing a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS) to provide a brilliant image across an ultra wide 178 degree viewing angle.

The new LED Cinema Display now also includes a new ambient light sensor which automatically adjusts the display brightness based on external lighting conditions and uses only as much energy as necessary to provide an optimum viewing experience.

Made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials, the LED Cinema Display meets stringent Energy Star 5.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status, according to Apple. It also contains no brominated flame retardants and all cables and components are PVC-free.

27-inch Cinema Display


The new LED Cinema Display will be available in September through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $999. It requires a Mac with Mini DisplayPort.

AppleInsider was first to report on Apple's plans to introduce the 27-inch Cinema Display back in March.