Sunday, December 6, 2015

Studio Display Mod - What is "Apple Studio Display"?

Despite the revolution of LCD technology bring about production of HD monitors with 4K or even 5K resolutions, some people still concern not only the screen quality per se but also the overall design of a monitor (like me XD). This is one of the articles about modifying an obseleted Apple Studio Display 17" (ADC) to meet present use.
From 1998 to 2003, Apple Manufactured a series of displays bearing the name of "Studio Display". Unlike "iMac", "iBook" or "Power Mac" which have more or less similar outlook in their respective generations, the Studio Display however could be a LCD, CRT; could have DB-15, VGA, DVI or ADC connections. It appears that one couldn't establish a standard in the outlook and specs of those Studio Displays.

Apple Studio Display
Various Studio Displays being Manufactured by Apple
(1) Apple Studio Display 15" (Mar 1998) in Transparent Dark Blue Colour. It had a DB-15, 2 ADB ports, a S-video and Composite video port.

(2) Apple Studio Display 15" (Aug 1999) in Transparent graphite and white. In DVI connection.

(3) Apple Studio Display 15" (Jan 1999) in Transparent blueberry and white. In VGA connection.

(4) Apple Studio Display in Transparent blueberry and white in Jan 1999 (17" & 21" CRT). VGA connection only.

(5) Apple Studio Display in Transparent graphite and white in Aug 1999 (17" & 21" CRT). VGA Connection only.

(6) Apple Studio Display 15" (July 2000), 17" (Mar 2001) and 20" (Jan 2003 designate as "Cinema Display). Only in ADC connection.

(7) Apple Studio 17" CRT Display (ADC) in clear acrylic shell (July 2000). ADC only.

(8) A Studio Display 17" with the Power Mac G4 Tower.