iMac = true glossy ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Whiteapple, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Whiteapple macrumors regular

    Whiteapple

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Location:
    Haute Savoie,France
    #1
    I was thinking, is the iMac sport a "true" glossy display, or just a glass/plastic protection. On the pictures, it seems like the glass is just here so the display does not seem "pushed" inside the computer.

    Therefore, it seems to me the iMac doesn't feature a "true" glossy display, taking out the color nightmare for graphics people.

    Well, that's me hoping. I need one for school next year, and I don't want to HAVE TO hook up my 23" to it.
     
  2. poppe macrumors 68020

    poppe

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Location:
    Woodland Hills
    #2
    I am sorry if this creates a Thread war:

    I did a lot of research on MBP's and glossy screens since I am film maker I really wanted true colors for what I was editing for (when I can't afford true color correcting), but I also liked the idea of being able to watch a movie with the Glossy screen instead of the Matte.

    So I researched and researched. I found pointless answers and threads upon threads of people battling out which one was better.

    At the point of almost giving up and just "picking what I felt I would like best," I stumbled across a website (which I don't remember, so there goes my rep) that explained how the Matte screen is awesome because it is the true colors, and the glossy screen is awesome because of the vibrance (or however it makes it better). They then made the comment that the calibrated the glossy screen and ended up with true colors as well.

    So I imagine that even if it is True glossy, you will be able to go and calibrate to make it have the true color.
     
  3. Whiteapple thread starter macrumors regular

    Whiteapple

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Location:
    Haute Savoie,France
    #3
    Following your advice, I searched for thread in the intraweb (which I should have done in the first place), and came up with THIS.

    It's DP review, so I suspect the guys know a tad what they're on about.

    This iMac seems sexier and sexier every minute...:)
     
  4. urbanskywalker macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    #4
    long ago all monitors were glossy. Remember crt's had glass an graphics professionals seemed to make out o.k.
     
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    #5
    The devil is in the details really, "pretty much identical".

    I owned a MacBook, and currently own a MacBook Pro as well as a fairly decent 2080UX+ monitor. No way does a Macbook come close to a decent DP monitor, it just does not have that colour range.
     
  6. aranhil macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
  7. wshld macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    #7
    Not it's not. The old iMac is matte.
     
  8. Whiteapple thread starter macrumors regular

    Whiteapple

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Location:
    Haute Savoie,France
    #8

    Alright, that's what I thought, like the eMac for example. Before the intel iMac came out, everyone had and USED eMacs in studios, so I guess they were "OK".

    I'm all in. I think I'll just pull the trigger. :)
     
  9. speedballs macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    SLC Utah
    #9
    If people REALLY care about color they wouldn't even get an Apple display, especially an iMac. For designing on the web it will be fine since nobody's screen looks the same. For print it should be decent. But anyone who needs to see a 1-2% difference in Curves in PS won't be able to use it and have much accuracy anyways.
    The pictures look great on screen, but it's not what you're going to get from a printer.
     

Share This Page