iMac Rev B screen specs

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  1. monty77 macrumors 6502

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    ...the 20" specifically.

    Anyone got the specs? Is it the same panel as used in the 20" Cinema?

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  2. Bozola macrumors regular

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    The answer was "NO" for Rev A iMacs. My guess it's still "NO" for Rev B iMacs

    it's the old 20" display from the prev gen displays
     
  3. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    Actually i think the panel has been improved.
    Rev A 20" 350:1 contrast vs. Rev B 20" 400:1
    Small improvement but the specs for the 20" are now the same as the cinema display
     
  4. monty77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there a website somewhere with this information on?

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  5. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/chicagodigital/apim1g520lcd.html

    There is a typical website with the rev a 20" iMac, i bought the rev A and still have it, i remember for sure it had 350:1 contrast ratio. Getting a rev B next week.
     
  6. mauly macrumors 6502

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    what does 400:1 mean?
     
  7. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    It is the contrast ration, 400:1 in the rev b 20" imacs is an improvement over 350:1 in the rev A 20" iMacs - basically means that blacks can be produced more accurately and darker e.tc
     
  8. Platform macrumors 68030

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    But is it the same panel as the ACD :confused:
     
  9. Bozola macrumors regular

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    I would say still "No"

    Comparing the Brightness ratio on the apple site. The 20" inch is 250 vs the iMac 230. The contrast ratio is the same..


     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If the ACD and iMac screens were the same, then the iMacs would be sold for a LOT more money.

    The display on the iMacs is not as good as the ACDs. The last revision used the same display as the old ACD.
     
  11. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    Well they have improved the specs slightly over the Rev A, apart from brightness, which could have been slightly crippled, the specs are the same as the acd's. I don't have a 20" acd but when in store i can't really see that much difference, so they are probably not using the same panel but perhaps a slightly more advanced one than before.
     
  12. The Black Rock macrumors regular

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    It's probably the exact same panel. I can't see Apple ordering two different sets of 20" 16:9 1680x1050 LCD panels. It's cheaper and easier to just use the same panel, and stick it in two products. I believe they order them from LG or Samsung or someone like that.
     

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