Cinema Display vs. Cinema HD Display.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Meyvn, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Meyvn macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    What's the practical difference (besides size and resolution) of the 20" and the 23" displays? I know the 23" is HD, but where exactly does that come into play? Is the monitor simply better quality on everything, or in certain cases, or what? Also, are the older (non-aluminum) models any different in quality than the aluminums, or is it just the casing and the hub? Thanks!
  2. supergod macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2004
    The old plastic models are just as good, or in some cases, better than the new ones. The new ones do have a more practical form factor though.

    The benefit of HD is that you can watch HD resolution sources (1080p) with the monitor and you can't with anything less than the 23". At this point you still need a beastly computer to do it though, so the only advantage is if you're seriously into film and need to be editing HD.

    Since you're clearly not a professional film-maker, you shouldn't need the 23". The 20 is quite nice.

    On a side note, have you checked out the Dells at all? I find them to sometimes have higher image quality and if you can get over the look, they're very decent.

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