I have to admit to being a little curious about what Apple is up to with this new display. It's being marketed as a companion product to the new Macbooks and acording to: http://www.apple.com/displays/specs.html
it only lists the following Macs as compatible:
'Compatible with MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro systems with Mini DisplayPort?
It makes me wonder what the strategy is. According to Apple. "The new LED Cinema Display is the most advanced display that Apple has ever made," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
If it has a decent gamut the A 24" LED display could be very good, perhaps even rival the popular NEC 2690WUXI and 2490WUXI models. Based on my experience of a glossy LED I'd be quite interested. USD 900 would be a good price if it were comparable to the NEC's.
I don't see Apple launching a genuinely professional line. Their displays were normally pretty good at launch but never in the 'pro' category.
Are they going to add a Mini DisplayPort to future Mac Pro's or launch a new line of displays with DVI, HD and Mini DisplayPort. Something else perhaps?