How does a 2009 MBP screen compare to New iMac?

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Re: How does a 2009 MBP screen compare to New iMac?
In reply to f8BeThereToo, Jul 7, 2013

MrMojo wrote:

Barefeats.com has speed comparisons of various Mac GPUs running different Photoshop operations. The Adobe website lists all the Photoshop features that take advantage of GPU acceleration. Between the two websites you can find enough info to ascertain if you need a faster GPU vs. the integrated Intel GPU in the Mac Mini.

That's all well and good but Adobe keeps adding more GPU support as newer versions of the products are released.

I've been using iMacs since the original G3, including G5 and matte/glassy Intel models. When the 2012 Mac Mini came out I switched to the Mini/NEC displays. I'm done with iMacs; too many repairs that required giving up the computer for up to a couple of weeks. (I always have a backup but it is very inconvenient to be without my primary Mac.) At least in the old days I could do many repairs myself; that isn't an option since the Intel iMacs did away with the easily removable back.

Guess I'm lucky as I've never had any issues with my iMacs.

The lack of a matte option and no ergonomic adjustments put the final nail in the iMac coffin. The new iMacs may be less reflective but the current display is even more difficult and expensive to repair (see iFixIt.com).

No, it isn't. Outside of peeling the display away from the aluminum frame, which is not at all difficult, it is all one piece. Simply disconnect it from the motherboard and install a new one. The display is held in place by simple double sided foam tape.

And it's still too glossy for my taste...

The new iMac's display is the perfect combination of glare reduction while preserving image quality that all matte displays affect in a negative way, such as less sharpness, contrast, etc.

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