Does this design not have too many flaws?

I really like the look of this display and would be tempted to shell out for it, but it seems quite ill-conceived, maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong but:

A) I have a Macbook and a Mac Pro, and would like to use this as my main monitor when I'm at home and switch between the two computers. The lack of connectivity on the back panel (just the triple cable coming out) means that I'm supposed to scramble around under my desk (if the cable even reaches that far!) to swap the display from Mac Pro to the Macbook every time? Would two triple cables have been that hard to include or at least a multiplexing box available on the website?

B) As far as I understand the display won't even work with my Late 2008 Macbook anyway because it's now old and irrelevant at two and a half years old?! And this is the only external display on offer on the Apple website?

C) There is no On/Off button, so if I'm working on the Mac Pro and want to leave it processing/downloading something whilst I go away for an hour, I'm
supposed to get down underneath the desk and bang my head again to unplug it? The only way around this I can see is setting one corner to Sleep Display in Exposé, but I don't really want to do this because I'll keep hitting that corner and sleeping it by accident?

D) Not really a question but I always like to finish with a negative; the lack of a matte option is disappointing.

  • Asked by Fred M from Litchborough
  • May 30, 2011
QA Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display

QA Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display

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