21.5 & 27 screen specifics

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 929406, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. 929406 macrumors regular

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    Really want a new Imac but still can't decide between the 21.5 & 27. Even a trip to my local Apple store has not given me a clear answer. I know the size and resolutions are different but what specifically would I be able to do on a 27" screen that I am not on a 21.5"?

    There weren't obvious differences when playing around in the store. However I believe the 27 is pretty much the best display Apple makes to date, even better then the 30"
     
  2. Tenshi macrumors newbie

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    Well what do you plan on using the computer for?
     
  3. 929406 thread starter macrumors regular

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    mostly everyday computing but I do enjoy post processing and video editing occassionally. currently i have a early 2009 MBP extended to a 23" ACD
     
  4. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    Well, seeing how you have a 23" now, why would you want to downgrade to a 21.5"? Wouldn't make much sense to me.

    You're really not getting anything more in the display, other than a bigger size.
    And if you're planning on making this your main desktop, I'd probably get the 27" since it's bigger, so in a couple years, it'll still remain on the big/medium side of the screens.

    I'm sorry, it's really all up to you.
    Whichever you feel more comfortable using
     
  5. 929406 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the advice so far. Has anyone done a comparison between the 23, 24" displays and the new Imac screens? would be interested to see hear first hand experience. While I like my 23, the new LED screens show so much more contrast

    How does the increase screen resolution of the 27" relate in everyday use?
     

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