Apple Cinema 30-inch Display with DVI port

The Apple Cinema 30-inch Display with DVI port (Aluminum) is an LCD Display that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2004 to 2010, as part of the Apple Cinema Display series. This Display has been introduced on June 28, 2004, and its price started at $3299.

The new Cinema Display features a 29.7” TFT LCD Screen (2560 x 1600), 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 400 cd/m², viewing angle to 178°, contrast ratio to 700:1, and response time to 14 ms.

This Display has been discontinued on July 27, 2010.

Today Apple Cinema 30-inch Display with DVI port is 19 years old!

Apple Cinema Display with DVI port
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Apple Cinema 30-inch Display with DVI port Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 28, 2004
UpgradeAugust 7, 2006
DiscontinuedJuly 27, 2010
Model NumberA1083
Order NumberM9179LL/A
Original Price$3,299
Weight27.5 Ibs.
12.473 KG
Dimensions21.3” H x 27.2” W x 8.46” D
54.1 cm H x 69.08 cm W x 21.48 cm D

System Requirements

  • Mac or PC with a graphics card that supports full dual-link DVI port


  • VESA FDMI (MIS-D, 100, C)


Viewable Area29.7”
Colors16.7 million
Brightness270 cd/m²
400 cd/m²*
Resolutions1024 x 640
1280 x 800
1920 x 1200
2048 x 1280
2560 x 1600
Viewing Angle170° horizontal / 170° vertical
178° horizontal / 178° vertical*
Contrast Ratio400:1
Response Time16 ms
14 ms*
Pixel Pitch0.250 mm
Pixel Density101.65 ppi
*Updated specification from August 7, 2006.


Connection1 – dual-link DVI
Ports2 – USB 2.0 480 Mbps
2 – FireWire 400 Mbps


Maximum Continuous Power150 W

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Apple Support – Apple Cinema Display (30-inch DVI): Technical Specifications