Apple Shows Off New LED Cinema Display

Apple has added a new 27-inch LED Cinema display to its range, one which will not be available in the UK until September 2010; it will cost $999 in the US and we suspect around £800 in the UK.

The 24-inch model currently retails for £649 in the UK but sells only for $799 across the pond. The new widescreen display connects to a Mac using the mini DisplayPort and has a resolution of 2560x1440, that's 60 per cent more pixels than the 24-inch model.

In addition, Apple says that it benefits from a 178 degrees viewing angle thanks to the use of in-plane switching which apparently guarantees "excellent colour consistency".

Interestingly, Apple has added a subwoofer and a pair of speakers to the LED Cinema display giving it an additional punch with a total rated power delivery of 49-watts.

The fact that it comes with iSight webcam and a microphone, with a number of ambient light sensors, MagSafe connector, three USB 2.0 ports and is the most environmental friendly display Apple says it has produced only adds to the qualities of the LED Cinema display.

Apple is not allowing preregistration for now but users can find out more about the device here.