New iMac 21.5 Seems Blurry

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thomj, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. thomj macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I just bought a brand new iMac. The real estate is sweet and I enjoy the speed, but I am surprised at how blurry everything seems. Is this a typical response for a 1920 x 1080 resolution?

    I am actually thinking about bringing it back, but I don't want to suffer the 15% restocking fee from Best Buy...
  2. Kalison macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008
    You should be okay. None of the Best Buys in my area or state are doing the restocking fees anymore. Been a year since they started that.
  3. thomj thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2010
    As I was checking out, one of the employees slapped a sticker on the box reading something to the effect of, "14 day return-policy, 15% restocking-fee if opened."
  4. jiE macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    didnt you try one before buying it? It's an IPS panel, which can seem a bit blurry to some people. just google the IPS technology.
  5. Ping Guo macrumors 6502

    Ping Guo

    Oct 5, 2008
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    OSX also renders fonts differently than Windows. Text can appear a bit blurry to a lot of people when they switch to a Mac. I notice this myself.
  6. mystikjoe macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    i haven't noticed it but i'm on a 27" imac. is it on websites or on everything?
  7. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    I know this might sound obvious but you sure you're running it at the full resolution?

    running a tft at lower than the native resolution would result in blurry imagery

  8. thomj thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Yes, I am using the full resolution and am getting used to its embossed appearance. I just can't get out of my head the super crisp and clear display on the 27...

  9. SpitUK macrumors 6502


    Mar 5, 2010
    East Yorkshire, UK
    ...yeah, once you have had 27" nothing else will be quite as satisfying!!

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