5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2007 10:39 AM by blair.harrington
blair.harrington Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Does anyone have the actual tech specs for the screen itself in reference to the 24" Imac (response time, etc.)

How do you think the screen on the 24" Imac compares to this HP 24" monitor?:

http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/display/display/1/storefronts/RY117AA%2523ABA
  • 1. Re: Tech Specs for 24" Imac Screen/Comparison
    The Looby Level 4 Level 4 (1,285 points)
    blair.harrington wrote:
    Does anyone have the actual tech specs for the screen itself
    in reference to the 24" Imac (response time, etc.)


    The 24" ALU iMac's display panel is an *LG.Philips LM240WU2-SLB1*.
    According to TFTcentral, it's an 8-bit S-IPS panel. For more specs see:

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/panel_parts.htm

    Great specs, but the specs don't say anything about iMac's problems with
    uneven backlighting. The white 24" used the LG.Philips LM240WU2-SLA1,
    and had a gorgeous display -- as does NEC's professional LCD2490WUXi.

    Check the specs, but also check some [24'' ALU iMac screen photos.|http://picasaweb.google.com/TheLooby]

    How do you think the screen on the 24" Imac compares to this HP 24" monitor?:

    [HP w2408|http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/display/display/1/storefronts/RY117AA%2523ABA]


    I don't have a mfgr's part number, but it uses a 6-bit TN panel. Faster
    than S-IPS, but significantly poorer viewing angles. OTOH, it probably
    doesn't have the brightness gradent problems common in ALU iMacs.

    For $75 more, HP's LP2465 and Dell's 2407 have superior 8-bit LCD panels,
    and much better warranties (3-year & 5-year versus 1-year on the w2408).
    I'm sure there are many other good (or better) choices as well, but I haven't
    been monitor-shopping lately.

    Looby
  • 2. Re: Tech Specs for 24" Imac Screen/Comparison
    blair.harrington Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Isn't an IBS panel better than a TN panel? Meaning the Imac screen is actually better than the HP one I linked?
  • 3. Re: Tech Specs for 24" Imac Screen/Comparison
    capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
    An S-IPS panel is a true 8-bit panel and the physical construction is different from that of the 6-bit TN panel used in the 20" model. It is capable of more precise graphics and displays the full range of colors, whereas a TN panel uses dithering (electronic trickery) to fool the eyes into seeing more than is actually there. If the HP display you indicated uses a TN panel, I would expect you to get better graphics quality from the 24" iMac.
  • 4. Re: Tech Specs for 24" Imac Screen/Comparison
    The Looby Level 4 Level 4 (1,285 points)
    blair.harrington wrote:

    Isn't an IBS panel better than a TN panel? Meaning the Imac screen
    is actually better than the HP one I linked?


    A good S-IPS display is better than a good TN display, but the best
    S-IPS matrix ever manufactured can easily be turned into a POS when
    mated to badly designed backlight, diffuser, or inverter components.

    [My 24'' ALU iMac|http://picasaweb.google.com/TheLooby] had excellent color and viewing angles, but it also
    had an intense hotspot on the left side of the screen. Nothin' wrong
    with the LCD matrix -- but Apple managed to FUBAR the backlight.

    ...kinda like a 12-cylinder Ferrari, with 'only' one broken piston,

    Looby
  • 5. Re: Tech Specs for 24" Imac Screen/Comparison
    blair.harrington Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I spent a lot of time at Best Buy yesterday comparing both screens I mentioned in my initial post. They both suffer from serious glare issues in the light, but the Imac wins hands down simply for the fact that there is a glass covering on the screen itself. It really makes a difference, at least in my eyes and presentation wise, when comparing the HP and Imac screens.