Apple Cinema Display Response Times?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kdum8, May 17, 2007.

  1. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    The Apple displays use the superior (for color accuracy) S-IPS panel. The displays you listed most likely use the cheaper TN based panels.

    You can read more about panel types here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD

    The S-IPS panels have always suffered from lower response times. However, you get a much better panel, able to produce more colors and in my opinion, looks crisper.

    Unless you are going to be doing gaming, I wouldn't worry about the response times of the ACD's.

    -Kevin
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    And wait just 24 more days, and an ACD update (likely, but not certain) may improve the response time :)
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Response time reduces ghosting: when there is fast action on the screen you will notice ghosting if the screen is unable to update itself fast enough. It will appear as tearing across the screen.

    The Apple Cinema Display is still capable of displaying over 70 Frames Per Second, so you should not worry about it.

    As already have been pointed out, the Apple Cinema Display uses a S-IPS panel which is far superior to the faster and cheaper TN panels (which most of the time only gives you 6-bit colors, resulting in bad dithering performance).
     

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