Apple Cinema 20-inch Display with DVI port

The Apple Cinema 20-inch Display with DVI port (Aluminum) is an LCD Display that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2004 to 2009, as part of the Apple Cinema Display series. This Display has been introduced on June 28, 2004, and its price started at $1299.

The new Cinema Display features a 20” TFT LCD Screen (1680 x 1050), DVI port, USB 2.0 and FireWire “400” connection, 16.7 million colors, 400:1 contrast ratio, 170° viewing angle, and VESA mounting interface standard.

On August 7, 2006, the Display had a silent upgrade that boosted the brightness to 300 cd/m², viewing angle to 178°, contrast ratio to 700:1, and response time to 14 ms.

This Cinema Display has been discontinued on February 19, 2009.

Today Apple Cinema 20-inch Display with DVI port is 19 years old!

Apple Cinema Display with DVI port
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Apple Cinema 20-inch Display with DVI port Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 28, 2004
UpgradeAugust 7, 2006
DiscontinuedFebruary 19, 2009
Model NumberA1081
Order NumberM9177LL/A
Original Price$1,299
Weight14.5 Ibs.
6.577 KG
Dimensions16.5” H x 18.5” W x 6.8” D
41.91 cm H x 46.99 cm W x 17.27 cm D

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
  • Mac with any NVIDIA or ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card (or better)
  • Windows PC with DVI ports that support full single link digital bandwidth


  • VESA FDMI (MIS-D, 100, C)


Viewable Area20”
Colors16.7 million
Brightness250 cd/m²
300 cd/m²*
Resolutions1024 x 640
1280 x 800
1680 x 1050
Viewing Angle170° horizontal / 170° vertical
178° horizontal / 178° vertical*
Contrast Ratio400:1
Response Time16 ms
14 ms*
Pixel Pitch0.258 mm
Pixel Density99.06 ppi
*Updated specification from August 7, 2006.


Connection1 – DVI
Ports2 – USB 2.0 480 Mbps
2 – FireWire 400 Mbps


Maximum Continuous Power65 W

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Apple Support – Apple Cinema Display (20-inch DVI): Technical Specifications