Apple Cinema HD Display (30-Inch, Aluminum)

The Apple Cinema HD Display (30-Inch, Aluminum) is meant to complement the Apple hi-end products, such as the Power Macintosh G5 and PowerBook G4 models. It has an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel, and is mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge.

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Apple Cinema HD Display (30-Inch, Aluminum)

The display also meets the Electronics Standards Association’s (VESA) mounting interface standard and can be mounted on a wall or an articulating arm. Technically it is an active-matrix LCD matte display with maximum resolution of 2560×1600 pixels with an integrated two port USB hub, two FireWire “400” ports and the industry standard DVI (Digital Video Interface) socket. Thus, the Apple Cinema Display (30-Inch, Aluminum) is compatible not only with a Macintosh but also with an IBM desktop.

Release Date

June 28, 2004.


  • Code name: Cinema Display.
  • Frame material: Anodized Aluminum.
  • Display type: TFT LCD.
  • Display size: 30-Inch.
  • Format: “Wide-Screen”.
  • Optimum Resolution (in pixels): 2560 x 1600.
  • Supported Resolutions (in pixels): 1024 x 600, 1280 x 800, 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1280.
  • DPI/PPI: 100.
  • 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: 270 cd/m2, 400 cd/m2 (since March 28, 2006).
  • Contrast ratio: 400:1, 700:1 (since March 28, 2006).
  • Built-in audio: No.
  • Built-in camera: No.
  • USB 1.0: 2.
  • Firewire: 2 (400).
  • DVI: Yes.
  • ADC: No.
  • Power: 150 W.
  • Supported MacOS: 10.2.8.
  • Dimensions: 21.3 x 27.2 x 8.46.
  • Average weight: 27.5 lbs.

Apple Numbers, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Identifier Number: A1083

Apple Parts Number: M9179LL/A

Discontinued Date: July 27, 2010.

Original Price: $3299.00.


  • This model uses the industry standard Digital Video Interface (DVI). It requires a Mac or Windows PC equipped with a dual-link DVI port.

Detailed Information

apple cinema display 30 inch - Apple Cinema HD Display (30-Inch, Aluminum)
Model IdentifierN/A
Model NumberA1083
Part NumberM9179LL/A
FamilyCinema HD Display
Dimensions21.3 x 27.2 x 8.46 in
Weight27.5 pounds
Display Size30 inches
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  • The Apple Cinema Display has an outboard power supply, which may warp over time. Power supplies are available however, so a user can simply replace the bad one.
  • This model, like other new models, had an anodized aluminum enclosure, which matched all of Apple’s high-end lines of professional products. An alternative stand, or a wall mount could be used with a VESA mount adapter kit, which was sold separately.
  • Though the 30-inch aluminium Apple Cinema Display enclosures had not been redesigned for a long period of time, several “silent” improvements were made to the brightness levels and contrast ratios.
  • With the introduction of the 24-inch, LED Cinema Display in October 2008, the 23-inch Cinema HD Display was discontinued. The 20-inch model was also discontinued in February 2009, leaving the 30-inch Apple Cinema display as the only model left.
  • This display is housed in an aluminum design with a thin bezel, suspended by an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge that makes tilting the display almost effortless.
  • The model supports the Electronics Standards Association’s (VESA) mounting interface standard, which makes it easy to mount this display on a kiosk, wall, or articulating arm.
  • See Apple Cinema Display Error Codes for more details.



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