So, I want to use an ever awesome Apple Cinema Display on a new PC with displayport. Can this be done? Will there be compatibility issues?
It should work perfectly fine, there’s nothing to stop the Cinema Display from working with a PC running Windows. The only thing I think you might need to do is get a DisplayPort to Mini Displayport adapter, because Apple uses mini Displayport but your PC probably only has a standard Displayport out.
If you plan on using the display on a PC, just go for the 27” Dell monitor, its the same panel really. If you went for the Apple Cinema Display, you lose the ability to change the brightness and possibly a few other features.
As of now, Apple released the Thunderbolt display, which doesn’t come with the USB connector, so sound wouldn’t work, as well as the USB hub on the back. You would need the previous gen 27” display.
BTW what do you think about the Apple Cinema Display is it worth spending so much money? Is it better?
Depends what you’re comparing it to. For the money, its a great display especially if you have a apple notebook. The closest competitor is the Dell 27” which you may find slightly cheaper, but then you don’t get the glossy screen, isight, speakers and charger cable. The thunderbolt also has an added firewire port and ethernet port which makes it a great buy if you have a 2011 notebook.
In terms of image quality it’s brilliant. Obviously its not going to be as good as some of the high end 2000+ monitors, but for most design work the display is perfect.
Keep in mind the new LED Displays have Thunderbolt ports not MiniDisplay Ports. These may not work with PCs that don’t have the correct hardware (read: almost all PCs). The prior generation is still available in the Apple Online Store however, and will work with an adaptor.