The Mac Pro got an awesome Westmere update. (The iMacs were also speed-bumped today, and we got this interesting thing).
The biggest news, though, is that they put the 27” iMac’s insanely great panel into a standalone Cinema Display at just $999, supposedly shipping in September.
The old 30” Cinema Display, which cost $1799 with the same horizontal resolution, slightly more vertical resolution, and much worse response time, contrast, and image quality, has just been effectively replaced with a $999 monitor that’s far nicer.
It is glass, though, which kinda sucks. But I think I might just deal with it for a monitor this good. (The Dell U2711 with what’s probably the same 27” LG panel is slightly more money and comes in matte, but has received mediocre reviews, and looks like it’s trying to be ugly. And I’ve had terrible luck with Dell monitor quality in the last two years.)
This new Cinema Display, connected to a modern Apple laptop with a fast SSD, is going to replace a lot of desktops.