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July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 06, 2021 02:15PM


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July 5, 2006: Apple discontinues its low-end eMac product line. The action signals the end of the cathode ray tube era for Macs.

After more than a quarter-century using CRT monitors, Apple shifts to the superior LCD technology still used for Macs today.

The rise and fall of CRT monitors
Apple started selling CRT monitors in 1980 with the 12-inch Monitor ///. This shipped as part of the ill-fated Apple III business computer.

Under Robert Brunner, Apple’s design lead from 1989 until 1996, the company explored LCD displays. However, it took until the mid-2000s for Apple to finally pull the plug on CRT monitors for good. The company ushered in the new era with the LCD iMac G4. Customers nicknamed it the “iLamp” due to its unusual design.

Although LCD displays cost more, they brought some big advantages over CRT monitors. These included decreased power consumption, increased brightness, and a reduced flicker effect caused by the slow refresh rate of CRT displays.

LCD means thinner displays for Macs
The biggest impact of switching from CRT to LCD, though, was that the technology allowed Apple to explore thinner displays for Macs. These dragged the computer industry out of the “large beige box” era it had been stuck in since the 1980s.




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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 06, 2021 02:54PM
I still have a couple CRT monitors.

I need to make some room so I can drag them out and see of all the caps didn't dry up.





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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: p8712
Date: July 06, 2021 03:03PM
My eMac still boots!
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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: July 06, 2021 03:55PM
haha - very timely; I just got rid of my last CRT monitor (an Apple Multiple Scan 15, from April 1995) - unceremoniously hauled off to an Electronics Recycling event; as I was doing so, I pondered that the me of 25 years ago would be dumbfounded at the thought of future-me essentially just throwing it away even though it was still working perfectly.
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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 06, 2021 05:04PM
I learned a little about repairing CRTs over the last year. Managed to bring the vector monitor on my Tempest arcade game back to life, and I'm working on the screen for a venerable Monaco GP right now. They're not very sophisticated, few if any ICs to deal with, just old school caps, resistors, transistors and diodes. As long as the tube is intact most of them can be resurrected.
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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: Z
Date: July 06, 2021 05:50PM
Will - enjoy this if you've not seen it. [www.youtube.com]
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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: July 06, 2021 06:38PM
I have half a dozen dead or dying SE and SE/30 cathode ray tubes, and no place to lay them to rest.
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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 06, 2021 06:49PM
So Apple was ahead of its time w/ Critical Race Theory way back when, eh???
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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 06, 2021 06:58PM
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Z
Will - enjoy this if you've not seen it. [www.youtube.com]

Oh that’s great, thanks.
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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 07, 2021 11:57AM
I had a lab full of the "Stormtrooper Macs" for a while... quite a while, in fact.
Pretty good machines in their day.



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Re: July 5, 2006: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 07, 2021 09:08PM
We had an eMac, it was decent for the time.



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