20in Apple Cinema display much better than 20in iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zarusoba, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. zarusoba macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I've got a 20in iMac and as it has a low quality TN display, I'm thinking of adding a second-hand 20in Apple Cinema Display.

    Just wondering if it will offer better colour accuracy than the iMac.

    The higher quality IPS displays only seem to come in 24in or bigger sizes.
     
  2. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    (Wow, it's not a very positive review...)
     
  3. TinHead88 macrumors regular

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    When you've used a 20" Cinema Display you'll know how ridiculously useless that review is. Biased and totally misleading. The Apple 20" is one of the best displays I have ever seen (and used).
     
  4. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I fully agree, I used them for 3 semesters in college for Photography courses and they worked beautifully.
     
  6. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    I have used both, the 20" Cinema is definitely better than the 20" iMac (I've used the white version iMac).

    As for ones in the link, you'll need a DVI -> ADC converter, they cost a bit so be sure to factor that in.
    Btw the Studio displays were available 17" and less. The older 20" is still a "Cinema Display".
     
  8. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    Older white ACD's are not as bright as the new aluminum ACD's therefore not suitable for all locations. They're still great though if you don't mind the adapter and have good enough control for the ambient light in your room...
     

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