same crappy lcd screens in 20" new imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by matthewcap, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. matthewcap macrumors member

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    just wondering if they changed the crappy screens?
     
  2. D4F Guest

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    I wonder same thing. I want to buy a 20" for my wife and don't want to find that crap 6bit display in there.
     
  3. G-Force macrumors 6502a

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    It's still in there, the poor viewing angles pretty much confirm this. Don't know if the gradient issue is solved.
     
  4. ukmacmonster macrumors member

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    I reckon there's zero chance of Apple ever upgrading the 20" panels. It doesn't make any business sense. The 20" iMacs are now clearly a low end product (by Apple standards anyway), with the much higher quality 24" iMac filling the prosumer photo/video editing market. But if they ever downgrade the 24" panels, I won't be buying another iMac.
     
  5. samanthas macrumors regular

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    The 20-inch iMac is the new 17-inch. Although the 20-inch has better viewing angles.
     
  6. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    They're not as good as the 24" screens, which cost $300 more, but they're far from crappy.
     
  7. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed, even though the 17" on my iMac doesn't seem as bad as the latest 20", but it isn't nearly as good as the white 20" and 24" screen of the latest iMac's.
     
  8. samanthas macrumors regular

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    Really? That's too bad. Viewing angles are supposed to be better on the 20-inch (160º/160º), according to the tech specs on Apple's site. I haven't really paid close attention when I was at the Apple store though. Next time.
     

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