What type of video and resolution does the 27" iMac support.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iRobby, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. iRobby macrumors 6502a

    iRobby

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    Given the beautiful size

    1. Does the 27" iMac support the 1080p videos tv shows etc just put on iTunes?
    2. How does the resolution of the 27" iMac compare to the new iPad and iPhone 4S?

    Note:

    27" iMac 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1GB GDDR5
     
  2. KylePowers, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

    KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    1: Yes, 1080p is only 1920x1080. The iMac is 2560x1440.
    2: They're close. The 2012 iPad's resolution is 2048x1536. When held in landscape, it has a higher vertical resolution than the iMac, but a lower horizontal resolution. The iPhone 4s is 960x640.

    I think what you're wondering is if the iMac will look just as good as a 2012 iPad or an iPhone 4s (e.g. ppi, for instance). It won't. But it's close. It's still a magnificent screen.

    EDIT: ppi is 264* for the new iPad, 326 for the iPhone 4s, and 109** for the 27in iMac

    EDIT EDIT: Fixed as per Cinematographer's corrections
     
  3. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Basicly I agree. But the dots per inch are as follows:

    "the new" iPad: 264 dpi
    iPhone 4 & 4S: 326 dpi
    iMac 27": 109 dpi
     
  4. iRobby thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iRobby

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    Thanks guys,

    I plan on getting the iMac 27" as soon as the 2012 refresh occurs.

    Having the iPhone 4S already I am getting my very first iPad next week in Estero, Florida. After the original iPad I wasn't sure if I have any use for it. fter the first year seeing the evolution of how the iPad was used I wanted the iPad 2 but after seeing the iPhone 4 at the time I couldn't justify the resolution deficit. So I opted to wait for a retina iPad.

    Thanks Again
     

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