is the 12ms in the specifications different than what it means in most monitors?    because if it isn't then thats pretty darn slow

most monitors have about 2ms or 5ms

and when streaming videos and playing games, its important so you don't see any ghosting

does this monitor have any issues with that? maybe 12ms is different for a LED made by Apple?

QA Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display

QA Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display

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1 Answer from the Community

  • I've had this same display for over a year and never had any sort of ghosting artifacts from fast action gaming or 60FPS video playback.

    For a monitor this size and the LED backlight, the IPS technology in combination with your source hardware is really the main factor.

    This display is essentially marketed towards photo and video editing and even on CRT's the 8ms was the the the top end and at a much higher cost as well in the size range. Still I use it for everyday use when I'm not on the road with MacBook in hand (the other main reason for buying this display)

    Fast action games have had no trouble at native resolution and never really given pixel refresh rate a second thought. The only faster means for a larger screen of this size with under 2ms is a OLED which would be very expensive and the technology just isn't there yet.