LED Cinema Display Looks Better Than iMac!

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  1. JamDonut macrumors member

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    So as it suggests in the title, does anyone else think that the cinema display looks a lot nicer than the iMacs do? i knowwww the apeal of an iMac quad-core powerful blah blah but i think i'd rather have a 15" BTO hooked up to a cinema display at home looking at me than an iMac :D

    just thought i'd find out others' opinions :)
     
  2. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    I prefer the iMac. I like the chin and it gives it good character. The cinema display looks quite boring in my opinion. That and the cinema display kinda looks like a standard glossy monitor - minus the nice stand, though.
     
  3. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    By 'looks a lot nicer' do mean in terms that it has no "chin," or, are you talking about the actual display: bighter, better contrast etc.?
     
  4. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    I like the sexy Jay Leno style chin, gives it character!
     
  5. JamDonut thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry, i mean the no "chin" factor, the sleek black glass bit that is similar to the MBP :)
     
  6. seepel macrumors 6502

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    Chin.. no chin... just as long as it is big! Size does matter after all.
     
  7. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Absolutely agree with you OP. We have both the iMac and ACD in the house and I totally prefer the cleaner and more minimal look of the ACD. Nothing but the black bezel is truly minimal and that's just much more awesome looking to me. I would rather have a thicker iMac with no chin, but that's me.

    I also hope Apple's future cinema displays follow Samsung's new almost bezel-less displays. I think think those TV's look beautiful.
     
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    The chin is nice....the Cinema display is too bland looking.
     
  10. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    To me, an ACD looks much nicer than an iMac

    I compared an ACD and the display of an iMac side by side in a store. I really like the ACD much more than the display of an iMac. I am looking forward to acquring a Mac Mini and an ACD when the Mac Mini (and the ACD) is (are) updated this year.
     
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    +1 :cool:
     
  12. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    I don't like thickness of the bezel on the acd, I think it gives it sort of a toy like quality. The iMac has a bit more edge to it on the bottom, which I like.
     
  13. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    Typical Mac mentality.

    When asked about which display looks better, 95% of the talk concentrates on how the design of the bezel is and NOT on the panel quality of the 2 screens in question.....sighhhhh :rolleyes:

    I buy Apple stuff because I like good design - but when it comes to comparing these two screens, and I own one of each - at least I've payed for them both but still waiting for that SSD to get into my iMac 27 - I think the panel is of more importance than the outer design as both looks quite nice.
     
  14. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Uhhh, care to share what the difference is between the Cinema Display and the iMac display besides the bezel? You know, since we have that "Mac mentality" and all, I might be missing it!
     
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    CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    Should be the same panel - but since the iMac has a whole computer 1" away from the panel funny things start to happen - dust, prints and yellowness in a lot of iMacs. Haven't heard of the same problems with the acd27 monitor.

    But some thinks the display looks better on the Led ACD 27 - maybe they do use two different types of panels.....who knows ?
    Same manufacturer - LG - but maybe minor differences in the panel.....
     
  16. dr Dunkel macrumors regular

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    Well, I thaugt this was a thread about the physical appearance, rather than image quality... :)
     
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    CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    As I say, you then think like a true Mac Man ;)
    Nothing wrong with that, just find it funny that Mac Folks automatically think about looks before content ;)
     
  18. JamDonut thread starter macrumors member

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    I am afraid this was the idea behind this thread! didn't even mean to think that way ;) you must be right!

    but also glad so many agree with me :D it is bad that looks are often priority number 1! especially as to get the display with keyboard and magic mouse/trackpad you are talking about $1200 haha! then you need a mac... lol but yes this was about looks only and it seems to be the general opinion that the monitor is better looking than the iMac :D
     
  19. Krovem macrumors 6502

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    I think both are sexy but ACD might be slightly better looking.
     
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    Lookwise I honestly like both but prefer the iMac with its lip and huge Apple logo. The LED ACD 27 has a more discrete design, which will tend to appeal to the more 'discrete' Apple user, I think :)
     
  21. iDabble macrumors regular

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    I prefer the acd looks wise to the iMac. The colors are slightly different between the 2 displays as well.
     

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