Apple LED 24" Display same as MBP and iMac?

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  1. ghostchild macrumors 6502

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    Is the panel from the display the same as the ones used in imacs and mbp? I assume so right?
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I believe not. Firstly: Size, which is an obvious difference. And also, the date which they were all released are hugely different, so there may be better panels in some models.

    You'll probably get the same picture though TBH.
     
  3. ghostchild thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just need to know if ill get the same color rendering
     
  4. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    i believe you will
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    What does this mean exactly?

    Are you hoping for the color a iMac/MBP to look exactly like the color on a Apple display?

    Are they running side by side?

    What kind of color calibrator are you using?
     
  6. ghostchild thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes just wondering if they will look the same
     
  7. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    yes they should...
     
  8. ghostchild thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    They will not. Sorry.

    Maybe if you were to use the same color calibrator on them with the same settings they *might* be close.

    Thats a lot of $$ for a 24" display.
     
  10. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    They are definitely not the same. The LED ACD uses an H-IPS panel - a high quality panel. The MBP (and most all notebooks) uses a cheaper TN (6-bit) panel that uses dithering. The newest iMacs boast IPS panels, an improvement over previous generations, but not the "same" as the LED ACD.

    Comparing my unibody 13" MBP with my LED ACD, it's obvious the MBP's display is warmer than the LED ACD.

    If you want consistent color reproduction you will probably have to carefully calibrate each display with a colorimeter.

    Even the same model LCD displays can exhibit minor inconsistencies between each other.
     
  11. daneoni macrumors G4

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    The only panel thats similar/pretty much exactly the same as the LED ACD is the previous gen 24" iMac
     

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