I've been holding off the purchase of a new computer/display for some time. I use Apple equipment at work (several MacPros, and Cinema Displays). And I have an older desktop mac with a Cinema Display at home. I love Apple gear, and want to stick with it.
My quandary comes from the fact that displays are in transition. I've been reading posts pretty carefully on the new LED powered LCD displays. There are advantages to this technology (no warm up time, lower power consumption, no color shift as the display ages). Unfortunately Apple is selling these new displays ONLY with glossy glass. I'm concerned with reflections, contrast, shadow detail, and calibration. I'm not really interested in your take on these concerns, since there is no real objective conclusions from what I've been reading.
My question is whether I should buy one of of Apple's current (florescent powered) Cinema Displays (either the 23" or the 30"), or hold off and see what they provide for us pros. Or would it be much better to spend more and purchase one by Eizo. If so, do I need to spend $3000-4000 for a 22-24 inch screen? Eizo has that size displays that range in price from $1300-$4000 Regardless of whether I purchase a display at this time, or not, I will not be buying a new Mac until the next generation chip arrive (Nehalem, core i7) .... probably around the first of the year. I have held off this long, waiting awhile longer won't kill me.
One problem with buying a current generation display is that it may not connect via the same connectors (since Apple has gone to new Mini Display port .... abandoning the current standard DVI port). And if the new MacPros come equipped with the new mini-display port, Eizo's DVI connectors will require some type of adapter.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you pros ..... or computer geeks. I've never felt so much turmoil over a computer/display purchase.