21.5" vs. 27"

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  1. bwiissofly macrumors 6502

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    Well, what'll it be? :eek:

    I still love my beloved 20" but...:D

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    What are your needs, price range, etc. Or is this the: definitive buyer's thread.
     
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  4. bwiissofly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll go with the latter. I definitely don't NEED an upgrade, but Apple always make me contemplate over and over again on the idea. Gosh, I am such a fangirl.
     
  5. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like when we're all using Core h98 with 256GB of ram, the 27" will still be a half-way decent screen.
     
  6. katyoshi macrumors 6502

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    hopefully no one will hear me late at night watching "movies" with my bose headphones.
     
  7. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

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    I have said this in another thread, but i have to admit, despite it's allure the 27" just seems far too big for my purposes and somewhat limited space
     
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  9. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    As someone who once had a 30" screen (had to sell it), it may seem too big at first, but once you have it, it's hard to go back. You're not just getting the bigger screen, you're also getting a bigger resolution with the 27".

    Man, if LG were to release the 27" iMac monitor on its own, especially considering it has an IPS panel and is LED backlit, it'd be like $1300 to buy on its own.
     
  10. eelpout macrumors regular

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    It's attractive, but with only the 4670 GPU part available, it loses its luster.
     
  11. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    Given that these are 16:9 instead of 16:10, does anyone know how much bigger the 27inch machines are when compared to the previous generation 24 inches? They might actually be pretty close in size.
     
  12. toddngina macrumors member

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    How about performance? Since the baseline 27" and the step down 24" both have the same specs save the screen size - would there be a perfermance impact on the 27 as it tries to drive so many more pixels? I'd be curious to see.
     
  13. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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  14. Leon575 macrumors member

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    Same here. 21.5" is big enough for me.
    I currently use a Sony 20" (1600x1200) monitor... so it will be about the same. Just wider. About the same pixel density too, I guess.

    And I just realized today that my father can buy the iMac through his company... so I'll get it 40% cheaper :D
     
  15. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Care to elaborate? Is it due to taxes/VAT I take it
     
  16. Leon575 macrumors member

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    Exactly... spot on.
     

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