- Nick LaPlante, Marketing & Product Strategy
Ken: It's actually pretty lightweight.
Sean: So, you know what I like about this device is I actually like the ports on the front. It adds visual interest. It's not clutter. It makes it just interesting enough in this monolithic aluminum block to have these holes for the SD, and then the two USB-C.
It looks like a face where the eyes have kind of floated down to the side of the mouth, and I really like that.
Ken: And extremely geometric, sharp edges. Check out the power button. It's on the curve. That must have been harder.
Ken: Usually the manufacturer will be like, hey, just stop before it curves, because then you can do three-axis.
Ken: Well this is exciting because Apple hasn't had a display for years, except the super pro level XDR. We were stuck with Dell, Acer, LG.
Ken: But the old one has the curve factor. I like the square of the new one.
Sean: Yeah, the square profile is really nice.
Sean: It's the black Apple. Everything has been white on white up to this point, but I think black just feels more pro.
Ken: The radius feels tighter on this one, compared to the old one. The other display also had the notch, and it had this bottom plate. Overall it was more playful. This one's a little more austere.
Sean: And the aspect is totally different because of losing the chin, right? I like chins.
Ken: No, this looks so much better. I want it.
Sean: I feel like the hole on the back where the cord goes through is a little different than in the last version. It has a very shallow front chamfer.
Ken: Oh yeah. It looks impossibly thin from the back. That's actually a nice visual trick. If you're right behind it, it looks like an impossible hole.
Sean: Maybe because you can't see the port, so it helps you guide the cord in.
Ken: It looks clean too, without them. But the chamfer gives a jewel effect, right? You can see a bright spot, a little light.
Ken: How do you turn it off?
Sean: On. There's no power button.
Nick: That always confuses me. Is there a button underneath?
Sean: There's no button.
Ken: You just plug it in.
Sean: Yeah, let's put it on the desk shelf.
Sean: Let’s use the white shelf. Turn it around so we can face it. Oh my goodness.
Sean: Our aluminum back is very similar too.
Sean: When you're sitting, and if you're relaxing a little bit, it looks like a UFO, like this thing's going to just start hovering.
Ken: That makes me want to have two screens. I would work with this. I would use this.
I would definitely use a screen like this. I just like it. Thank you Apple, for finally doing it, for bringing back the cool screens.
Sean: Oh, I already called dibs.
Ken: Sean does have "Lead Designer" on his business card, right? I think we're all going to fight internally over who gets to use these devices.
Nick: And on that suspenseful note, that’s a wrap!