27" at Native Resolution or lower

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  1. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    I am going to be picking up my new 27" iMac at the store tomorrow. For the past 4 years I have been using a 24" Dell at 1920x1200. Since the 27" iMac is 2560x1140, do most people run it at native or something lower?

    I am looking forward to the increased screen size so I can have more rows/columns viewable, but not sure I want them any smaller.

    I sit about 24-30" away from the screen.

    How would the 27" look at something lower?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    LCDs looks horrible when not ran at their native resolution. You will definitely want to run it at 2560x1600. If the text is too small, sit closer or make the fonts bigger.
     
  3. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    SHEESH!
    2560x1440


    @Topic, it looks horrible if not run at native res.
     
  4. Zen0Jin macrumors member

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    Um... no...

    My 27" looks great @ 1920x1080...

    In games, you can't tell the difference.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Damn, stupid typo :p This happens when you type and think something else at the same time.

    Games are a bit different but if you run the desktop or other apps at 1920x1080, it won't look great. Even in games, I'm sure you can notice a difference if you are honest.
     
  6. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can. Don't argue with me, I have been switching back and forth on Crysis 2 and there is definitely a noticeable difference.
    However Games still look good with 1920x1080 on the 27" iMac.
     
  7. Zen0Jin macrumors member

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    It looks fine at 1920x1080 in games, that's when you would actually use it...
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It wouldn't be any smaller, as the screen is bigger and spreads the extra out for a similar pixel density. If you try to run it at 1920x1080, not only will it look bad, but you won't be able to fit more on the screen, regardless of physical size.
     
  9. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    How about 1080p movies in full screen mode? Does it look bad? Do you guys prefer watching it through a window at 1080p?
     
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    1080p, or even 720p should be fine. Moving picture is different because you don't concentrate in small details but try to read text in Safari at 1920x1080 and it will look pixel-ish, something that you don't want.
     
  11. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it - Cullen Hightower

    And, to answer the OP:
    - Running games at 2560x1440, with lower textures, I find, is better than running it at 1080p, with higher texture.
    - When browsing the web, documents, etc. keep it at native resolution, otherwise it looks like rubbish.
     
  12. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    No, it looks very awesome. Since there are no movies at 1440p there is no comparison though.

    And your point is? Also: Never herd of this guy.
     
  13. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Just run it at its native resolution, if the something you find is to small to read/see you can always zoom in or of course change the font : )
     
  14. Nishi100, May 6, 2011
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    Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    In 90% of what we say, does it have any point to it? You say, "Hello." What's the Point? You already know that you know them, and they know that you know them; therefore is there any point in saying hello, if you can just smile, showing you've acknowledged them. Also, the- ......OK, I won't go off on a rant.



    ...
    When you make a mistake don't get down about it - laugh it off, it'll "lengthen our own life"; however, if you laugh at a person who made a mistake, you'll make them get down about it, therefore, "shortening their's." It also may be referring to suicide, but I haven't read the context - Hellhammer, Herdfan: if you feel you're about to commit suicide, DON'T listen to Adele. :)

    Basically, don't laugh at other people's mistakes; both of them were innocent mistakes - there's no need to point them out - they know what they did, even if it's subconscious - we know what they mean.
     
  15. Herdfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I had a typo, but Hellhammer had what it "should be" for a good 16:10 Golden Ratio. :)

    Thanks for the replies. Looking forward to picking it up tomorrow. Both stores in the area I am going said they had the i7's available, so here is hoping they are still there at noon.
     
  16. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    You know I just pointed out that common mistake, typo. I didnt laugh or anything.
    But now I **** brix...
     
  17. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It really is! The whole world is built on Phi ;)

    It's completely fine to correct people, even if it was just a typo or other innocent mistake. I don't mind if someone corrects me, as long as he is right :) You also added something to the discussion so it wasn't a "useless" comment either.
     

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