21.5 brightness vs 27 brightness

Discussion in 'iMac' started by navvet8992, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. navvet8992 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    I went to Best Buy yesterday and they just got the new imacs in and had on display side by side. The 21.5 display was not as bright and vibrant as the 27 display. The apple and best buy guys could not tell me why the difference. The settings were checked and found to be the same for both machines. I was going to get the 21.5 but now not so sure. I definitely like the brighter 27 better. Is this normal? Why is the 27 brighter? Has anyone else noticed the difference? Thanks in advance.:confused:
  2. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    They're both plenty bright, but yes, the 27" is a bit brighter.
  3. 314631 macrumors 6502a

    May 12, 2009
    iDeaded myself
    I think the 27" probably has more yellow tint. :)
  4. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    At the Best Buy here, the 21.5" is very yellow but the 27" looks great.
  5. AnimaLeo macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2009
    Gave me a chuckle. :p
  6. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    A simple trip to the Apple website would've answered the OP's question. The 27" has a higher luminance. It also can be used a display only which is my guess as to why Apple makes this screen brighter.

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  7. navvet8992 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    i see now. Thanks alot.

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