Arrggghh... After using a 5K iMac, I keep wanting to refocus my 2010 iMac's screen

EugW

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Bought an returned a 2017 i7 iMac. Ordered an i5 iMac instead.

In the meantime I'm back to my old machine, which is a non-Retina 2010 i7. Performance is fine for basic stuff (aside from the lack of SSD), but using it now reminds me of using a VGA screen which is out of pixel alignment.

I will be using this 2010 iMac as a second monitor, but I'm not entirely sure how long I'll be able to last with a non-Retina 2nd monitor.
 

redheeler

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As the owner of a 2010 27" iMac and 2015 iMac with Retina 5K Display myself, I definitely appreciate how far the display tech has come in those 5 years. :)
[doublepost=1498702077][/doublepost]Resolution, contrast ratio, color saturation, even reflectivity/glare all very noticeably improved.
 

c613m

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Haha I can imagine. Setting up my 2011 iMac for sale after getting used to the 5K display did not make me miss the non-retina screen. Such a huge difference!
 

Asclepio

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Bought an returned a 2017 i7 iMac. Ordered an i5 iMac instead.

In the meantime I'm back to my old machine, which is a non-Retina 2010 i7. Performance is fine for basic stuff (aside from the lack of SSD), but using it now reminds me of using a VGA screen which is out of pixel alignment.

I will be using this 2010 iMac as a second monitor, but I'm not entirely sure how long I'll be able to last with a non-Retina 2nd monitor.
i5/570 master race?
 
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