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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing has just occurred to me: on a standard desk will it be difficult to establish a comfortable viewing position relative to the height of the 24" screen?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the height is 20.6", subtract perhaps 0.5" for the bezel, that puts the top of the screen at 20.1" above the surface of the desk.

Depending on where you like your screen (I personally like my eyes to be level with the top of the screen), it's pretty darn high, but not impossible.

My current 20" monitor's top edge is at 17" above the top of the desk, and it's about as high as I like it. Any higher and I'd have to either adjust my chair, or turn my head up slightly, both of which are doable.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't raise my chair any more (6' 4") so that's out and my desk has a monitor shelf about 8" high with a 17" iMac on it already. Turning your head up is a recipe for headaches.

Must remember I don't actually want one... honest. Smile Just thinking!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was to get one... I'd get the VESA bracket and get a swing arm. Then I would mount it near my bed or something. Then I could watch movies in bed!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imo i almost think 24" is to big a screen for a computer i think 19" or 20" is just right
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I had the money.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Futa_Mill wrote:
imo i almost think 24" is to big a screen for a computer i think 19" or 20" is just right
I think it depends on your usage of your computer. Maybe for just regular computer stuff: internet, email, word processing and other smaller tasks.
But when you are doing professional apps that have tons of tabs and buttons, the bigger the better.
My biggest thing is when watching movies, which I like to do a lot on my computer. At 24" it could basically replace my TV.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya it pretty much is a tv just add a tuner and you got a dorm tv
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ya it pretty much is a tv just add a tuner and you got a dorm tv
Yeah that would be perfect. Wall mount it, get a tuner and you will would be set.

BTW, do the iMacs have security slots? You basically need those for dorms, college students love to STEAL!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya i definetly wont be living in a dorm i will have probably close $4000 cad worth of computer equipment when i go to uni
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BTW, do the iMacs have security slots?

Yes.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tenex wrote:
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BTW, do the iMacs have security slots?

Yes.

dont all macs have security slots except for the xserve and mac pro
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Futa_Mill wrote:
Tenex wrote:
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BTW, do the iMacs have security slots?

Yes.

dont all macs have security slots except for the xserve and mac pro
With the Mac Pro (if there isn't a slot), you can take the less elegant approach and just put a steel rope lock around one of those hand loops.

As for the iMac. Better secure that bad boy down if were to be used in a dorm like facility.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As much as I love my Mini I would spring for the 24in a heartbeat. I think it is a great value.


Yea, that is an impressive piece of hardware at a great price.


I picked up the 20" Imac yesterday at BestBuy. This has got to be one of the best computers I've ever owned. Fast, slick, beautiful quality. The wide screen makes all the difference my 19" Acer LCD looks tiny when sitting beside the imac.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
Futa_Mill wrote:
Tenex wrote:
SOCOMRAIDER wrote:

BTW, do the iMacs have security slots?

Yes.

dont all macs have security slots except for the xserve and mac pro
With the Mac Pro (if there isn't a slot), you can take the less elegant approach and just put a steel rope lock around one of those hand loops.

As for the iMac. Better secure that bad boy down if were to be used in a dorm like facility.


If you can find a man that can lift and run away with a Mac Pro by himself. Apple should give him one free!
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