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Huh?

Whoa, check out this eBay auction! These displays never came in green...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=81687&item=5127852267&rd=1

I bet it's a prototype or something.

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That's actually normal. The o

That's actually normal. The original Studio Displays came in a dark green/black casing, but when the Blue & White G3 and its CRT monitor came out, Apple switched the color scheme. Not a prototype at all.

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Oh. I'd only ever seen them i

Oh. I'd only ever seen them in these two color schemes:

IMAGE(http://i23.ebayimg.com/03/i/02/5a/40/37_1_b.JPG)

and (pretty bad pic, but it works)

IMAGE(http://i23.ebayimg.com/02/i/02/8f/1f/f1_1.JPG)

So the green and white came in between these two?

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Yep. http://www.everymac.c

Yep.

http://www.everymac.com/monitors/apple/studio_cinema/specs/apple_studio_display_blue.html

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Yes Indeed

I had one, too. Fantastic monitor -- I really, really loved it.

Alas, the main video board blew on it, exactly two years and two weeks after I purchased it - which particularly sucked because the cc I used to buy it doubled the 1-year warranty.

Sold the PSU on LEM Swap a few months later, and then just a couple of months ago I finally sold the rest on eBay. Wound up recouping about $100 of my original $800 cost that way. Oh well.

Replaced it and all my other gear with a G4 iMac (this was spring '02 when they first came out), so all turned out well.

Matt

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Dude, how many colors did thi

Dude, how many colors did this thing come in?

IMAGE(http://home.earthlink.net/%7emartinaz/2002ebay/15VGArcaplugsonside.jpg)

All blue, white and green, white and grey, and now white and blue? Man, which one should I get?

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Only three

Rev. A - dark purplish grey
Rev. B - Blue and White (looks greenish in the eBay pic)
Rev. C - graphite and white

That's it. Any other variations are from camera and lighting differences.

Best,
Matt

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Thanks so much. Are there are

Thanks so much. Are there are differences other than color between the three models?

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Yes

Rev. A and B are, according to Apple, totally identical except for two aspects. One is the color of their case plastics (I wonder if the B&W G3s were originally supposed to be smoky grey-purple?). The other is that Rev. A has a Mac-style DB15 monitor cable, whereas the Rev. B uses a VGA monitor cable (i.e. different connectors at the end of the cable).

Rev. C is very similar, but its built in hub is USB, whereas Revs A and B have built-in ADB hubs. The Rev. C is also a pure digital DVI monitor with a DVI monitor connector (whereas the others are analog RGB with the aforementioned connectors).

The Rev. C also has fewer rear ports and fewer front controls. Unlike the others, it does not support video (i.e. it can't be used as an analog TV/video monitor), it uses a different power management system, and it uses a different method to interpolate pixels when run at non-native resolutions.

Finally, the Rev. A and Rev. B system requirements are any Power Mac running System 7.5 or higher, whereas the Rev. C officially requires an AGP-based G4 running OS 9.0 or higher.

Matt

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