“The display has in-plane switching (IPS) as well, so colours remain bright and vivid even at tight viewing angles. The picture is bright and pinsharp – text looks fantastic and you can see every detail in a photo,” Cable writes. “Gradients display well too and there’s a clear distinction between 0% and 5% black, as there is between 95% and 100%. Colour gradient bars are smooth, although single-colour consistency isn’t as good as we’d hoped for a display of this price.”
“And, lest we forget, the screen is glossy. This means the picture looks stunning, but you do get a fair amount of reflection… keep this in mind, especially if you intend to do a lot of graphics work,” Cable writes. “It would have been nice to see Apple offer an antiglare surface, like it does with the 15-inch MacBook Pro.”
Cable writes, “All this connects to your Mac via a single cable with three connectors on the end – USB, MagSafe power adapter for MacBooks and a Mini DisplayPort. This means it’ll work with most Macs from 2009 or later, including the whole current range.”
Read more in the full review here.