2012 iMac side by side with a Thunderbolt Display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Papester, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Papester macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2012
    Does anybody have some pictures of the 2012 iMac next to a Thunderbolt display. I'm trying to determine if the screens are that different from each other from a reflection standpoint.
  2. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    they are, seen 21 imac and TB display in store... imacs are a lot less reflective
  3. dasx macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    Yeah… I've got an ACD but I never noticed any reflections because I always take care of putting screens in the right places in order not to have them.

    I was in the store the other day though and went to play a little with the new iMac. Looked nice. I then went to see a TB Display (mine isn't TB) and was shocked to see the difference. Isn't huge, don't get me wrong, it's just that I wasn't expecting any difference and there's some.

    So yes. Less reflective. Still is, but less.
  4. Papester thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2012
    Was the difference observed when they were on, off or both ways. I think if it's when they are on it would bother me to have a 27" iMac next to a Thunderbolt display. I may have to rethink my purchase and go with two Thunderbolts and a Mac Mini.
  5. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2006
    It depends on your specific setup. In a light controlled environment, you probably wouldn't notice a difference. If you have a light source behind you, the new screen will show a more dulled out reflection than the Thunderbolt Display.
  6. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Both of them were on.. of course, in the store, it was more lighty environment you have in living room.. that is all I can tell you, dont have them both at home:)
  7. Blaine macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    Abilene TX

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