2009 24" iMacs - different LCD panels?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fishrrman, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Hello all,

    Like everyone else, I'm pleased to see the new iMacs.

    The new $1,499 24" looks particularly attractive, but I'm wondering - does it have the exact same LCD panel as do the "higher-end" models?

    When Apple moved from the white to the aluminum iMacs, they slipped a cheaper "TN" panel into the 20" models, which drew numerous complaints.

    The just-discontinued 24" iMacs retained the higher-quality panel.

    But there are numerous 24" TN panels out there now, and I'd like to know if Apple has utilized a lower-end panel for the $1,499 24" iMac, or, if it's using the same panel as the discontinued models (which was an excellent display).

    I checked the "comparison" page at the Apple online store, and it says nothing about "display angles", which might clue one in as to what type of display panel is being used.

    It's probably too early to know for sure since the iMacs were just introduced this morning. But it's something I believe that savvy prospective buyers should keep an eye out for, until we know for sure.

    - John
  2. wakerider017 macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    I too would like to know what type of panels are being used. Probably nothing LED since it is not advertised.

    But if you go to the Mac section on Apple's site (not the store) it lists the viewing angle as 178/178 for the 24"
  3. Annngel macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2008
    Somewhere.. over the rainbow.
    I think the display angles are here.


    Typical viewing angle

    * Display Screens2008042920-inch model:
    160° horizontal
    160° vertical
    * 24-inch models:
    178° horizontal
    178° vertical

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