24" Cinema Display vs. 27" iMac - display-wise

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Waldszenen, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Waldszenen macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm planning on getting either a 27" iMac (base model) or both a 15" MBP (base model) with the 24" Cinema Display. In terms of the display quality alone - brightness, contrast and colour - which one is better? Or are they similar?

    I'm only using it for routine browsing, photos and DVDs, but I just want the best display I can get. Cheers.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Both will be sufficient.

    Both use the LED as backlighting,
    but the 27" iMac has IPS panels instead of the TN panels used in the 24" LED display.

    Correction (thanks to illibball087): Both displays use the IPS panel.

    But that is only important, if you do colour critical work.

    What is more important, do you want mobility or horse power with a big screen?
     
  3. Waldszenen thread starter macrumors member

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    If they're similar then I'll probably spend a bit extra to get the MBP with the display. I doubt I need a computer so powerful for anything more than routine web and Office.

    Thanks :D
     
  4. illibball087 macrumors regular

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    they both use ips panel technology, apple doesnt use tn for their displays
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    You are right.

    The iMac gets advertised with its IPS panel.

    The LED Cinema Display doesn't.
    Only on the Features page they mention that the have IPS panels. Strange.
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    You are right about the IPS panel in the 24" Cinema Display, though Apple does use TN panels in it's laptops.
     

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