Collins America CinemaView 24 Specifications
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Brightness: 350 cd/m2
Response Time: 2ms (GTG)
Viewing Angles: 170/160
Connectivity: 1.2m Single Cable (USB 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, Audio)
Other: Diecast UniFrame Aluminum Chassis, Optical-grade Front Glass
Compatibility: iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Do you want an alternative to the super-expensive ($899 at the Apple Store) Apple LED Cinema Display, the 24″ LCD monitor that uses a Mini DisplayPort connector? You’re in luck. Collins America is here to help. The company announced three LCD monitors that make use of Mini DisplayPort connections. The CinemaView series come in three sizes: 19″ (1440 x 900), 20.1″ (1680 x 1050) and 24″ (1920 x 1080).
The 24″ looks to be the one to get since all the other sizes and pixel formats are becoming quite old: want your monitor to display unscaled 1080p video content? You’ll need something with at least 1920 x 1080.
The external design is reminiscent of Apple‘s own. So is the name (CinemaView vs. Cinema Display) actually. And the single cable with USB, Mini DisplayPort and audio connections are just like the one from Apple. But the price: this is where it gets interesting. It is way lower than the $899 that Apple chargest at just $499 for the CinemaView 24″. But you do lose the LED backlight.
I wonder how Apple will react to the not-so-subtle sincerest form of flattery.