is the display in 27inch iMac same as Thunderbolt display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Acevesx, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Acevesx macrumors regular

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    Is it the same display? I was hoping to buy a thunderbolt display but figured if they're the same display I can still connect my MBP to an iMac and just get a new iMac for the kids. Kinda two birds one stone.
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    They use the same panel if that's what you mean.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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  4. Makaveli6103 macrumors 6502

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    So, is the display over priced or is the iMac a good deal?
     
  5. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    The iMac is a good deal. The Macmall closeout on the 27" i7 with mini-Displayport input is a great deal that give you a Mac and a great external monitor for any display port capable PC or Mac for $500 more than the display alone.

    Of course the 27" display includes the TB hub and extra ports so there's that extra functionality to consider during your comparison.

    Cheers,
     
  6. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    So will the TB displays be plagued by the yellow tinge issues of the iMacs, if after all they are the same panels
     
  7. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    I have no yellow-tint issue, dust/dirt issue nor dead pixels with my ATD. I guess I am lucky.
     
  8. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    I have no issues with yellowing dark spots or dead pixels on my 2011 27" iMac
     
  9. CWallace macrumors 603

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    They could be, but I have a 27" 2011 iMac and an ATD and both look pristine.
     
  10. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    So why does apple not make a 21.5" TB display? Lack of demand for one?
     
  11. Acevesx thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's good to hear, I think I know what I'll be doing now, thanks guys!
     

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