Are the 24" and 27" cinema displays exactly the same?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Meever, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Minus the pixel density (and pixel density) and the physical size?

    I was thinking about picking up a 27" but it seems kind of silly if I can get a 24" for almost half the price refurbished XD

    The extra space would be nice but I don't think it's several hundred dollars nicer, nor really worth it to wait several months.

    Any thoughts or opinions on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Almost but the 27" has an ambient light sensor which the 24 doesn't. Also a lot of people are having problem with audio on the 27" which was never the case with the 24"

    I'm a 24" owner and would never get the 27" because its beyond my budget line at that price point, i have no space for it, i do not like it's aspect ratio and again the audio issues reported. I love my 24" and have had zero issues with it.
  3. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    I second that ^^. I love my 24 ACD - no issues, beautiful display.
  4. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    It is all down to the resolution, which has always been how it worked. The 30"ers were around double the cost of the 23"ers, so you just picked what fitted your budget and whether you wanted the extra desktop real estate.
  5. Meever thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    15" to 24" is a substantial size difference. However going from 24" to 27" doesn't quite seem as substantial.

    I think 1920x1200 (?) is more than enough for me. 2440x1440(?) would be awesome and all but I don't really see myself using all that desktop space. I would be using this primarily for everday use (internet, games, etc) for about 50% of the time while the other 40% would be used for photo editing.

    I think refurb 24" is the way to go for me.... or I can wait for 27" to hit refurb store. How long do products usually take to hit the refurbished store? Like 6 months?
  6. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    Photo Editing is one reasons I regret buying the high end 24" Dell.

    I would really appreciate the extra space of a 27" or 30".

    When I bought the Dell U2410, it was hyped as being great and I picked it over the $899 24" Apple or the $599 refurb. if the 27" Apple was available then, I would have bought it in a heartbeat.

    The increase productivity doing work and the increased enjoyment of doing personal photo editing and the like.

    The way I look at it....
    If you but the 27" I really doubt that you will regret it and wish you bought the 24" ( no offense to the 24" owners )

    If you buy the 24" you may wish you spent the extra $ on the 27"
    Especially for photography
  7. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    15" to 24", or 1024x768 to 1920x1200 is indeed quite a hop, but 1920x1200 to 2560x1440 (ie: 24" to 27") isn't exactly tiny either. The physical increase of 3" isn't much, but it does equate to a nice amount of pixels.

    For every day internet browsing, 1920x1200 is absolutely fine, and even for photo editing. I like the bigger screens though ;)
  8. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    One minor difference, but since you're looking for one:

    The brightness UP and DOWN control works differently on the 24 and 27. The 24 uses the older one whereas the 27 has the newer "smoother" changing one.
  9. vault macrumors regular

    May 3, 2009

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