Do 1080P trailers look better on the 21.5 machines than on the 27 inch?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Whackintosh, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2009
    Montreal, Quebec
    Even without going full-screen, this seemed to be the case when I was playing with the two models at the Apple store today.
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    Seeing that they both use the same panel tech, and their backlights are the same, the only difference is going to come from pixel peeping. The 21.5" has a 1920 x 1080 display (same as the movie you're playing), while the 27" is 2560 x 1440, which means the movie will have to stretch to fit the screen.

    If you sit further back, the 27 is going to look better purely because it's bigger.
  3. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2006
    In the Depths of the SLC!
    The smaller the screen, the better the picture will look. But the smaller the screen, the closer you have to sit to see it. For a computer, sitting a normal distance, the 21.5" is going to look butter, but there isn't going to be a huge difference unless the screen sizes were significantly different. Which they are not.

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