iMac late 2009 21.5" what is the refresh rate on the monitor?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Calatis, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Calatis macrumors newbie

    Calatis

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    Does anybody knows what is the refresh rate on this display? 5ms? 2ms? I can not find any specs regarding this matter.
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    higher.

    Only crappy TN panels can get that low of a rate.

    Does it really matter?
     
  3. Calatis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Calatis

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    1200$ that I paid for this computer and considering the all the fantastic reviews that display received, I relay like to know based on what, just on the fantastic look? Numbers, those are the real deal. This is not art, is science, at least for some people.
     
  4. mixel macrumors 65816

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    i think the problem is it IS art. ;) I've never seen an iMac review mention the refresh of the monitors at all. It's usually Largely irrelevent outside of gaming. They're much more likely to concentrate on clarity, brightness and colour reproduction. To be fair my iMacs display has always seemed impressively ghosting free compared to my much more expensive samsung monitor, so presumably the refresh is decent.. Nowhere near 2ms though.
     
  5. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    What you are looking for is pixel response time, not pixel refresh rate. The refresh rate for almost all LCD's is 60hz.

    The response time for grey to grey for most IPS displays is anywhere from 8-25ms, depending on the panel. Without knowing which exact panel is in the iMac, we can't say for certain. However, like Badger stated, only TN panels reach 2ms times, usually through some trickery.
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Wait, so you already own one?

    How does it look?

    Im gonna go out on a limb here and say that how its looks to you is all that should *really* matter, regardless of what the "numbers" are.

    Numbers can be really misleading. If all were to go by was response time, I would rather have a 10ms IPS/PVA panel over a 2ms TN panel everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.

    I use a 24" Dell 2405 (PVA) with a 12ms and a Dell 2001 (S-IPS) with 16ms and they are perfect in everyway.
     

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