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30" Cinema Display sizing tool
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Nugget
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May 27, 2005, 12:31 PM
 
I was bored on a conference call this morning so I threw together this little Javascript page which compares the screen resolution of the Apple 30" Cinema Display to other common display sizes. When I was shopping for my PowerMac I managed to stumble across a jpeg that someone had made which compared the size of the 15" PowerBook display to the 30" display and I found that seeing the visual comparison made a very compelling argument. I thought that a more general purpose utility might be useful to someone.

http://slacker.com/cinema.php

Really it's mostly useless, but perhaps you'll have as much fun diddling with it as I had in making it.
     
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May 27, 2005, 01:28 PM
 
     
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May 27, 2005, 02:47 PM
 
Heh, it's missing 512x342 like the old black-and-white cube Macs, and 512x384 for the 12" color RGB display, and remember that some iBooks were just 800x600, as were many old PowerBooks. :-P

Hehe, no, it's cool.

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May 27, 2005, 03:08 PM
 
I'd only planned to add current hardware, but I love the idea of having the original Macintosh as an option. Added, along with the Apple ][ for good measure.
     
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May 27, 2005, 03:29 PM
 
Those things are nuts. Hows your neck a few weeks later? Sore from turning back and forth?

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May 27, 2005, 04:41 PM
 
Way cool !
     
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May 27, 2005, 09:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by chris v
Those things are nuts. Hows your neck a few weeks later? Sore from turning back and forth?
I love mine!
And I thought I'd be moving my head all over, too, but it's really not that bad at all.
     
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May 28, 2005, 01:48 AM
 
     
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May 28, 2005, 08:53 AM
 
Very cool, Nigget. Thanks for posting that.
     
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May 28, 2005, 10:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by ZXspectrum
Ditto.

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May 29, 2005, 02:12 AM
 
wow.

You think 1280x1024 is big till you look at that.

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May 29, 2005, 12:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cadaver
I love mine!
And I thought I'd be moving my head all over, too, but it's really not that bad at all.
I agree. I found myself moving my head side to side like I was watching a flippin tennis match at first, and losing my cursor constantly, for about the first week. Then I got used to it, and it doesn't bother me at all.
The really scary thing is, I've gooten so used to the 30" display, It doesn't even seem that big anymore. Then I plop my 12" iBook down next to it and think "Great Googly-Moogly! This thing is huge!"
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
     
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May 29, 2005, 01:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rev-O
The really scary thing is, I've gooten so used to the 30" display, It doesn't even seem that big anymore. Then I plop my 12" iBook down next to it and think "Great Googly-Moogly! This thing is huge!"
Hehe... totally true. I've gotten so used to this thing that I didn't realize until a couple days ago that I had a browser window open to 1600x1200 pixels, plus a few other windows, and couldn't figure out why I was running out of space on the screen.
     
   
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