20in iMac Screen vs 20in ACD Screen

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Z6128, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Z6128 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    is it just me or is the 20in ACD screen a lot more crisp and vibrant than the 20in iMac screen. i was at CompUSA yesterday (trying to decide what Mac to buy :D ) and i thought that the ACD had a better picture (which was hooked up to a mac mini w/ only 32mb vram). so is it just me or is the ACD a better display?
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    iMac screen is widescreen, the cinema display is not...Im not sure about this one...
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    Also to do a fair test look for and try to set the colors up on say the same picture (on both machines) and then adjust the settings. Just think how many people can't keep from playing with things then just up and walk away.
  4. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    The 20" is widescreen: [from Apple.com/hardware] "20-inch Cinema Display. Wide aspect (1680x1050 resolution) and great picture quality at an incredible price, just $799."
  5. macbaseball macrumors 6502a


    Feb 27, 2005
    Northern California
    Yeah I agree. It's likely the brightness wasn't set at the same level, and it being a CompUSA display, it's likely it has been abused. (At least the ones I've seen). I would try going be and making sure the screens are identical before judging.
  6. alexeismertin macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    ACD 20" vs imac 20"

    There is a difference, I have both & no matter what you play around with the ACD is crisper. Also the ACD has even backlighting compared with the iMac.

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