What weapon did you chose? 20IN-MAC or the 24IN-MAC

Broken Friday

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( ^_^ ) Sounds like a sniper rifle or something! Hey everyone!

So which did you choose, or are going to choose? The 20" or the 24"?

I use the following applications: Max 9, Maya 8, Photoshop, and will be using programs such as Pro Tools and Logic. Is the screen of the 20" the same size as the Dell 2007WFP?



If it's the same size, I'm going to get the higher end model. Well regardless because I have to get a interface, and a AKG Perception 200 Microphone since I produce music (new producer).
 

Broken Friday

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Thanks guys. I currently have a DELL XPS 400, with a 20" 2007WFP screen. If they are the exact same size, I don't see the point in spending more for the 24".

Most of the people who are getting the 24" won't even be using it to it's main usage. Hate to say it. 20" is great for CGI modelling, and movie editing which I do. 24" is big, but isn't needed. Most people here are just getting the 24" just to keep up with the Jones's.

Guess I will be going to the Apple stor at the Pentagon this week. We can use student discount there to right? And get the free nano and such? Anyone can confirm it?
 

RainCityMacFan

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To use the student discount in store you usually have to provide proof that you are a student, like a student ID or such...

The free iPod is after rebate. You still have to pay the money up front.
 

Broken Friday

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Ok, understood. I have my student bill, with my scheduel and all that junk on it. Will that work?

What about ordering off the net? How do you show proof? But I will have to pay shipping & handling.
 

CBAviator

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I chose the 24" iMac---not to keep up with the Jones' but because the 20" iMacs are made of TN film for the screen so color shifting creates annoyances for me when I'm editing my photography.
 

erandall38

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( ^_^ ) Sounds like a sniper rifle or something! Hey everyone!

So which did you choose, or are going to choose? The 20" or the 24"?

I use the following applications: Max 9, Maya 8, Photoshop, and will be using programs such as Pro Tools and Logic. Is the screen of the 20" the same size as the Dell 2007WFP?
I do not know if this was really part of your question but some of the programs you use seem power intensive so I would definitely get a 2.4 even if you go for the 20".
Size wise:
I have the 24 and it is so big! I will never regret getting the 24 and I do not think you will either. You family and friends will stare at it with their jaws dropped.
 

Broken Friday

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I kind of liek the fact that the color gets a little darker at the bottom, it adds more depth to the viewing. THat's three dimensional perspective viewing for you.

Oh yeah, I will be definetly getting the high end 20". I also need a interface so I could use Pro Tools (M-Audio or Digi), and I need a AKG microphone.
 

RainCityMacFan

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I kind of liek the fact that the color gets a little darker at the bottom, it adds more depth to the viewing. THat's three dimensional perspective viewing for you.

Oh yeah, I will be definetly getting the high end 20". I also need a interface so I could use Pro Tools (M-Audio or Digi), and I need a AKG microphone.
No, that's just the so called crappy TN-panel.

That's ok for us consumers but for professionals, those who do photoediting, and/or want true colors that's bad. Only the 20" has it and the 24" doesn't, the TN-panel doesn't have a very good viewing angle so to some people looking over you the picture may look like it's poor quality...
 

Alloye

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I went with the 2.4GHz 20". The middle models always seem to work best for me as far as recouping costs at resale time.

BTW, the 20" TN panel is really quite excellent once calibrated.
 

pcorajr

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I chose the 20" 2.4 Model as well I am going to be using my viewsonic monitor for when i have to do photo editing as this monitor is not glossy. The computer is great by the way.

I went with the 2.4GHz 20". The middle models always seem to work best for me as far as recouping costs at resale time.

BTW, the 20" TN panel is really quite excellent once calibrated.
Been that i am new to mac could anybody point me to a site or explain how to calibrate the monitor as the above poster mentioned? Thanks =)
 

Alloye

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Been that i am new to mac could anybody point me to a site or explain how to calibrate the monitor as the above poster mentioned? Thanks =)
There are several ways to go about it, both hardware and software. I did mine with a hardware calibrator and posted the result here. Feel free to give it a try keeping in mind that not all displays (even the same brand/model) are completely identical.
 

rainydays

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For the kind of work you do and applications you use, a 24" screen is a very good investment. Trust me on that one.
 

Outcast-au

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24" BTO

I went with the the 24" 2.4 then upgraded....

2.8 Processor
500Gb Disk
After market 4Gb Memory

The whole lost delivered $3247 AUD

Cannot wait for it to get here....
 

Broken Friday

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Only thing is, I use a 20" Dell XPS 400 and I'm completely happy with the screen size. Maya, Max, everything looks great!
 

Cosmo modo

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I used to work on a 20 inch Cinema Display. I went for the 24 inch iMac.

To be honest, 24 inch is huger, maybe too big. The viewports in Maya will be larger though :)
 

Broken Friday

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That's so true! But I need to buy a interface and I need to buy a micrphone, which will total out to $300. AAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!:mad:
 

WarWraith

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No, that's just the so called crappy TN-panel.

That's ok for us consumers but for professionals, those who do photoediting, and/or want true colors that's bad. Only the 20" has it and the 24" doesn't, the TN-panel doesn't have a very good viewing angle so to some people looking over you the picture may look like it's poor quality...
Any references for this info? I was on the verge of buying the 20", but as a WoW playing web designer, I'm now... troubled...
 

oduinnin

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Any references for this info? I was on the verge of buying the 20", but as a WoW playing web designer, I'm now... troubled...
Read through this thread, it has a lot of information about the video card.

I've ordered the 24" 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme. I do photo editing and some video editing and am always looking for the most bang for the buck. I just can't afford a Mac Pro this time around. This machine well hugely outperform the aging G4 tower I currently struggle with and be a nice improvement over the early 2006 MacBook Pro I use in the field. :D
 

WarWraith

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Read through this thread, it has a lot of information about the video card.
Read all 11 pages of that thread already. ;)

My question regards the LCD itself, as apparently there are differences in quality between the panel in the 20" and the panel in the 24"
 

PAC2007

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Read all 11 pages of that thread already. ;)

My question regards the LCD itself, as apparently there are differences in quality between the panel in the 20" and the panel in the 24"
slight specifications in viewing angle from what I recall? and a contrast difference of 50 - 20"=800to1 24"750to1

Not major differences, but still I choose the 24". No real reason except I promised myself the maxed out version :D.

I would have no problem accepting a 20" 2.4GHz model tho.

Win win imo