Apple Cinema Display ADC (20-Inch) is an active-matrix LCD matte display with maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. It is enclosed in a high-density crystal-clear polycarbonate frame mounted on an easel-style stand with an integrated two port USB hub and an ADC (Apple Display Connector) for analog and digital video input\output, USB data transferring and power supply. Apple Cinema Display Original (20-Inch) is compatible with the “Firewire 800” line of Power Macintosh G4 desktops.
Apple Cinema Display (20-Inch)
Introduction Date: January 28, 2003.
- Code name: Cinema Display.
- Frame material: Polycarbonate.
- Display Type: TFT LCD.
- Display Size: 20-Inch.
- Format: “letterbox”.
- Optimum Resolution (pixels): 1680 x 1050.
- Supported Resolutions (pixels): 800 x 500, 800 x 512, 800 x 600 (stretched), 1024 x 640, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 800, and 1600 x 1024 (native).
- DPI/PPI: 98.4.
- Dot/Pixel Pitch: 0.258 mm.
- Max. Display Colors: 16.7 Million.
- Viewing Angle: 170 degrees horizontal, 170 degrees vertical.
- Response Time: 16 ms.
- Brightness: 230 cd/m2.
- Contrast Ratio: 350:1.
- Built-in Audio: No.
- Built-in Camera: No.
- USB 1.0: 2.
- Firewire: No.
- DVI: No.
- ADC: Yes.
- Power: 60 W.
- Supported MacOS: 9.2.2 or X 10.1.3.
- Dimensions: 17.3 x 21.34 x 6.93.
- Average Weight: 19.9 lbs.
- Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F).
- Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing).
- Altitude: 0 to 3048 meters (0 to 10,000 feet).
Apple Number, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Model Number: M8893ZM/A.
Apple Model No: A1038.
Discontinuation: June 28, 2004.
Original Price: $1299.
- Apple Cinema displays use their power LED (lower right corner) to inform a user about faults and errors. If any of them occurs, the LED will blink in a certain Morse-style pattern. See “Apple Cinema Display Error Codes” for details.
- The first Apple Cinema display model was the 22-inch Apple Cinema Display. This model was introduced in September 1999 alongside the Power Mac G4. It used DVI for video input. The first Cinema display was enclosed in a high-density plastic frame with an easel-style stand. The display had a resolution of 1600×1024. This model was upgraded in July 2000 with the Apple Display Connector (ADC), which ran DVI, USB, and 25V power through a single connector. The first model was eventually replaced by a 20-inch model on January 28, 2003. The 20-inch model sported a widescreen display with up to 1680×1050 resolution.
- In 2006, Apple Cinema Aluminium Cinema displays had a silent upgrade that boosted the brightness and contrast ratios to 300/400 cd/m2 and 700:1.
- These last Cinema displays were very desirable to photo and video professionals being the last anti-glare displays made by Apple and having a true IPS 8-bit (no dithering) back-lit panel.
- Altogether there have been three designs for the Cinema Display, one display featuring polycarbonate plastic and two displays featuring anodized aluminum. The first Cinema displays were designed to match the colorful plastic of the Power Mac G3 and later the Power Mac G4. As to the next revisions, they were designed to match the more professional aesthetics of the Power Mac G5 and PowerBook G4. The last available design matched the unibody Apple laptops which were released in October 2008.
- Since Apple introduced its aluminum and glass models on October 14, 2008, the company removed the matte, anti-glare screen panels in its Cinema Display lineup, except for the 30″ Cinema Display. Apple no longer offers any equipment with a matte, anti-glare screen after the 15″ non-Retina MacBook Pro was discontinued in October 2013. This decision caused concern among users who want matte screens for their particular area of work, particularly graphic designers, photographers and users who extensively view their screens. The Wall Street Journal referred to Apple’s removal of the matte screen as one of Apple’s worst design decisions.
- According to Apple Cinema Display User’s Guide, to use your 20-inch or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display, the user needed Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later and one of the following computers: Power Mac G5, Power Mac G4 with a DVI port, PowerBook with a DVI port. Some features required however the latest version of Mac OS X. To update the software, the user had to choose Apple (K) > System Preferences, click Software Update, and then click Check Now. Apple recommended to use software update often to ensure your system has the latest software.
- Users could attach their display to alternate mounting solutions using the VESA Mount Adapter kit available from the Apple Store. It was possible to use the VESA Mount Adapter kit to prepare the display for attachment to many different VESA-compatible mounting solutions by simply following the instructions included with the kit.
- Apple recommended to be very careful if a part of the screen was dim or the screen does not have an image, as it might take several minutes for the display to reach full operating brightness. The user should make sure the display brightness controls were set properly.The brightness buttons on the side of the display should be used. It was also possible to choose Apple (K) > System Preferences, and then click Displays. If a portion of the screen remained dim after the display has warmed up and the white or LED on the front of the display was flashing a repeating pattern, Apple Inc. recommended to contact an Apple Authorized Resseller or Service Provider.
- Ergonomics: Apple recommended adjusting the display to reduce glare and to accommodate the user’s physical size and shape. It also warned to arrange the display so the top of the screen is slightly below the eye level when the user was sitting at the keyboard. The best distance from the eyes to the screen is up to the user (although most people seem to prefer 18 to 28 inches). The user should position the display by tilting it up or down to minimize glare and reflections on the screen from overhead lights and nearby windows.
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