Saturday, April 4, 2009

Putting Apple Displays Under the Microscope

A widescreen Apple display looks nice alongside a Mac Pro, with their matching aluminum constructions. But beyond mere design aesthetics, what's the value proposition for Apple's lineup of pricey monitors? They definitely fall into the higher end of the market, so how do their features and specs compare with rivals' elite offerings?

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) gets a lot of criticism for the seemingly high retail prices of its Macs. While the PC and Mac pundits alike can spec out competing solutions and argue over value in terms of software and operating systems, what about displays? Computer monitors don't ship with an operating system and free productivity software -- displays are about as pure a hardware play as you can get these days. So who's buying Apple displays, and why would someone buy an pricey Apple display, anyway?

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