iMac LED

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  1. wordlessjam macrumors member

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    Do you think that the iMac's screen will be updated to an LED one any time soon as I am looking to buy the 24". Maybe.

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  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It would bump the price up alot if they did it now, so no, I doubt it.
     
  3. Skengman macrumors member

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    I hope it does, I don't know whether it will or not but if it was, it would probably be in the next update, so it may be worth hanging on for a bit
    I would be willing to pay quite a bit more for LED.
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Honestly you will not notice a difference... My MBP has LED backlighting and my iMac doesn't, apart from that initial "Warm up" phase for the first 30 seconds when my iMac is starting up, I do not notice any difference.
     
  5. Skengman macrumors member

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    It's the instant-on that attracts me. I put the screen to sleep on my iMac when not using it for anything less than an hour or so, and it bugs me that it takes almost as long as going from hibernate mode to awake as it does just to wake the screen up.
    I know it's petty, but it bothers me.
     
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I like the instant on and the longevity of LED (they will stay brighter, longer)
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    The current iMacs are so bright that I dont know if LED would be benefit. You almost have to wear sunglasses when in front of these things. :cool:
     
  8. MTI macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure the third or fifth owner of your iMac will thank you. :D
     
  9. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    For better, more uniform screen lighting (LED) I am willing to wait for that.

    Anyway, I'm in no hurry now that I'm buying a 17-inch MBP. :cool:
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Not in next update yet, IMO. LED would bump the price too much and I think, Apple is going to lower the price a little bit. Maybe when iMacs get redesigned.
     
  11. Skengman macrumors member

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    Sounds realistic. It would make it very expensive but I think some people would be willing to pay that.
    As I said earlier in the thread, it's the instant-on that makes me jealous of the new(est) ACD's, not the brightness.
    Maybe they could offer with or without. Unlikely though, I know...
     
  12. wordlessjam thread starter macrumors member

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    So, do you think it will get redesigned soon?
     
  13. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Not soon, maybe late 2010 or some time in 2011. And if iMacs gets new design it won't differ much from current. Only some little changes.
     

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  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Little changes? We just had that!

    I agree with your timetable, but if Apple wants to regain anything of who they were, they'll do something insanely radical.

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    If they did what could be deemed a "full" redesign and kept the CHIN, I don't know what I'd do with myself.
     
  15. Hellhammer Moderator

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    But what would the "radical" be? Move back to G3 design? :D I would see something like 24" LED display's design possible. Honestly, nobody knows what's going on in Apple's "design center"
     

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