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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by frocco, Dec 19, 2010.
I was wondering if the 27" Cinema Display was better than the 27" imac?
How so? I would imagine the panels are the same if that's what you're asking. Your post title implies you're debating between a 27" Cinema Display and an iMac for your Mac Pro. You can use the iMac as an external display, yes, but you'd have an extra computer, so I don't understand the question.
It is actually the same. Same size, same resolution, same panels.
But it is not as high as the 27" iMac, when both (display and iMac) are positioned right beside each other, the display is a bit lower, they don't align.
The iMac has to be ON and running to use it as an external monitor, no?
Yes, that's correct. So if you never use it as a computer or have it run tasks in the background, it's just an extra power drain.
If the monitors are the same, I was thinking of returning my MP for the imac and put the extra money (-restock fee) towards an ipad or MBP.
I really do not see any difference in speed for the base MP.
I have read may posts in the iMac forum about black spots occuring over time on the iMac display, possibly from the close proximity of the GPU and power supply. The 27" cinema display would not have this issue. This and limited upgrade possibilities were the reason I ordered a MP.
That's a good point. Would it not be covered by applecare?
How much faster would the 8-core MP be?
No, it would be covered.
Slower - unless you can use more than 4 cores at a time.