Pros I can't say cause I haven't bought one yet but i want one real bad.....see cons...
Cons Why in the world would you not make this compatible with all. My guess is they are losing a ton of business from this choice of limiting it to one computer connector. Doh
Summary I wish they would come out with a more compatible version for the sake of apple lovers around the world. What were you thinking? I really want to know?
Pros I really believe it is the best right now.
Tested HD movies, astonishing on board with my 5k Sony HD.
Actual use for editing and browsing catalogues of high resolution pics in lightroom and aperture, yes I use both.
Best pro photo monitor to date!
Cons Only two things that would be nice in addition would be a left and right swivel and firewire connections.
Love the people here with the negative posts never actually used or seen the monitor in person these kind of people give me a laugh every time.
Summary As with most electronics to get quality parts you pay premium. I am a pro photographer using high end equipment including many top monitors and bottom line is there are few that come close but none can outperform it based on sharpness, true color reproduction, contrast, consistent highlight and shadow detail through full spectrum of color which all serious photographers look for.
BTW the guy saying it is not for photographers, what a load of crap, when you call apple there is no engineer on the other end ;) with out making them sound too bad the guys you talk to get bonus points for hopefully knowing something you don't and that is even rare.
This monitor is a proven photography tool and I can guarantee it. Probably the only monitor we have that does not need software calibration, it really is spot on right out of the box.
Don't forget it will outlast the other top monitors, would not even call it competition.
LED, milled out of one piece of aluminum, viewing angle, resolution, incredible sharpness, energy saving, do I need to mention the looks?
It's all about quality here.
Oh and I never said it was cheap but is this worth the money? Sure it is.
Good luck with your choice I am very happy with ours and last point here we use quality apple and pc equipment so this is not a war but simply actual use comparisons and observations.
Thanks for reading my post.
Pros It's beautiful
Cons Talking to Apple's engineers (via phone business sales) I was told not to purchase this monitor for professional photography.
Summary The color accuracy of this monitor has not been rated according to Apple sales and their advise was not to purchase this monitor if I needed color accuracy.
Pros none, zero, goose egg
Cons totally useless
Summary so, "very good" for a monitor you can't even connect to the majority of apple machines, let alone any other, non-apple computer???
Pros Good picture, good sound, clean design, most asthetically pleasing monitor available
Cons PRICE, PRICE, PRICE; no media card reader, no HDMI input
Summary The display is good, not great. Ditto for the sound. Plain and simple, this is a $500 monitor priced at $899 (or $879 on Amazon.) Keep in mind that $500 would still be a premium price as you can find a monitor with the same features for around $300. Also keep in mind that you will not be able to use this monitor to play XBox or PS3 games b/c there is no HDMI input and you will not be able to watch Blu ray movies b/c NO Apple computers have Blu ray drives. Even if I had more money than I knew what to do with I would have a problem buying this because I don't like feeling like I've been ripped off or taken. Where is the utility in this monitor to justify the price premium??? I just can't find it.