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    24" brighter than 20" and 17" models?
    I was at CompUSA a few days ago comparing the IMacs. I don't know if it was my eyes or the brightness was set differently but the 24" IMac was MUCH brighter than the 20" and 17" models. I will be purchasing an IMac this fall mainly for digital photography and videography. I know a good monitor is a must have for for the colors and picture quality when dealing in line of work. Are the 24s naturally brighter than the lower end models?
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    One way to be sure they are set the same is hit the F14-F15 keys. Those control brightness. Be sure all machines are full tilt. I have heard the 24" seems brighter. Looked very nice when I saw one.

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    I believe when I was checking specs, the 24" has a brighter screen but the 20" has a higher contrast ratio. The 17" is lower in both specs.
    Let me check the Apple website....
    Copied directly from the Apple website:

    Typical brightness: 250 cd/m (17-inch model); 280 cd/m (20-inch model); 400 cd/m (24-inch model)

    Typical contrast ratio: 500:1 (17-inch model); 800:1 (20-inch model); 700:1 (24-inch model)

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    Yeah, the 24" is crazy bright...

    Even turned all the way down, it's still perfectly legible...

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    I cant stand massive screens and big brightness

    Youll bust your eyes!

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    So 24" model is the best choice for the work I want to perform or the 20" will suffice?
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    press f14 and f15 when your next in there. check they r the same leval.

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    different video cards as well??
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    yh they are different cards but surely the screen controls how bright it can go. ?

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    I'd say demo the 24 inch in the store. Personally I think 20-22 inch is about right. The one thing 24 inch gives you is a higher native resolution.

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    That link will give you all you need to know. Yes, the 24" and 20" use different video cards but you can buy them with either a 128MB or 256MB card so they should perform equally as well in either computer.
    20" is more than enough to handle my photoshop needs and I work with RAW files that come from 10MP to 16MP pro SLR cameras.
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