24 inch iMac screen ppi?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Rychiar, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Rychiar macrumors 6502

    Rychiar

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    any way to find this out? My new core2duo dell at work to a dell flat panel has a 120ppi which was new to me as anything i previously used was 72 or 96. Course 120 makes alot of windows xp icons and stuff look like **** but whadda ya gonna do. i was just wonderin what the iMac has as it seems to have no indication anywhere in the menus:confused:
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it might be a bit on the low side for a Mac. Most Macs have traditionally been around 106, although there were some recent departures (on the high side) from that. But, for this one...The 24" screen is 16:9, so it should be about 20.8" x 11.7". It's 1920x1200, so that puts it at about 92DPI (correct me if I'm wrong).
     
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  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    That is a very handy app. Now I offically have no need for trigonometry.
     
  5. Rychiar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rychiar

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    interesting, thanks guys. one question tho, in windows with this dell set up i have here at work it allows me to chnage the ppi from 72 to 96 to 120 without havin anything to do with resolution. is this gonna the monitor is a vga hookup?
     
  6. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you are referring to dpi and not ppi.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    PPI and DPI are interchangeable terms... that has nothing to do with it. When you set the DPI in Windows, what you are doing is giving applications that use the appropriate APIs information about how big the pixels are... so that an application can, for instance, make an image file with a known DPI actual physical size onscreen.
     

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