Chimei 22" LCD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by generik, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601

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    Has anyone used it before?

    Apparently these guys are super cheap, only $379 on Newegg for a 22" LCD display!

    Highly recommended by Australian PC Authority

    Tons of users singing its praise... not just Australia too!

    And the next time you get a dead pixel on your 17" iMac and Apple tries to weasel out of it, think again... at $379 Chimei is able to provide you with no dead pixel guarantees. Just goes to say how high quality Apple's panels truly are.
     
  2. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular

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    The resolution is 1680 x 1050--the same as a MacBook Pro 17. A 23- or 24-inch LCD (1920 x 1200) will give you 30 percent more resolution.
     
  3. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    But will resolution matter is you are using it as say... a EyeTV monitor?
     
  4. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Chimei is a LCD panel manufacturer...so it looks as though they are also getting into selling the whole kit as well. They aren't really a well known name to consumers, so there is no price premium for the name. The MBP15 uses a Chimei panel, so do many other notebooks.

    There are only a few manufacturers of LCD panels in the world, and Chimei is one of them....everyone else repackages panel made by someone else.

    Sounds like a good deal, assuming that the rest of the components are decent.

    EDIT: Do note that the specs indicate that the panel is not full 8-bits per channel colour, but this isn't a huge deal for many people. Most notebooks (including Apple's lines) are not. Also, most low and medium end desktop panels are not as well (I suspect the iMac, although it looks good, is not full colour depth as well). Low ms, high colour depth panels are expensive...so one of those is usually sacrificed for cheaper panels.
     
  5. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    How do you know that Chimei makes the MBP 15" panels? I thought all apples used was LG and Samsung panels.
     
  6. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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