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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 (opens in new tab).

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.