Apple has added a US$1000 27-inch LED model to its Cinema Display range, slotting it in between the US$800 24-inch LED Cinema Display and range-topping 30-inch HD Display. With a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels the 27-incher offers 60 percent more screen real estate than the 24-inch Display, and an ideal compromise if you shy from the hefty US$1800 price tag of the 2560 x 1600 pixel 30-incher and can wait until September for the 27-incher to hit the shelves.
Like all the Cinema Display range, the screen is more than just a screen, coming with a built-in iSight® video camera, microphone and speakers, a universal MagSafe® connector and a powered three-port USB 2.0 hub.
The LED Cinema Display uses a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS) to provide an ultra wide 178 degree viewing angle. It requires a host Mac with Mini DisplayPort.
The 27-inch LED Cinema Display now includes an 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.
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