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Old Jan 4, 2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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27" vs 21"

Well after 24 hours of owning the 27" its still hard to get used to the size coming from a 21"



Does it get better people?

I keep thinking i've brought the wrong device 8(
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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Well after 24 hours of owning the 27" its still hard to get used to the size coming from a 21"



Does it get better people?

I keep thinking i've brought the wrong device 8(
Chill, I'm sure u'll get used to it. Before going for that 21.5 inch imac that you had, I'm sure u had a smaller size laptop?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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I've had the same concern...I'll likely be going from a 17" to a 27". I'm going the 27" route primarily because of the upgradability and the price difference for me is only $120.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:24 AM   #4
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Well after 24 hours of owning the 27" its still hard to get used to the size coming from a 21"



Does it get better people?

I keep thinking i've brought the wrong device 8(
I felt the exact same when I first got my 27" iMac. Don't worry you'll be fine. Enjoy your machine.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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I am so used to using dual screen (albeit Windows PC) at work that I was finding going home to my 21" Dell screen mac mini a bit of a downgrade so I am hoping the 27" does the trick when it eventually arrives. But it may take some getting used to.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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Don't worry, you'll get used to it..
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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i'll be going from a 14" to a 27" :O
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 01:28 PM   #8
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I went from 13" Mbp to 27" imac, loving the extra real estate.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 01:35 PM   #9
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It'll seem large for a few months, but you'll get used to it. After a while, it'll even appear small!
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 01:38 PM   #10
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Try going back to your 21.5" ... that will be much harder.

I went form a 23" monitor to a 27" iMac at home and now at work my dual 22"ers look tiny
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:24 PM   #11
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Thanks guys


I do hope so

It is lovely -)
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:52 PM   #12
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I use both. A 27 at home and and a 21.5 at work. At home I'm mostly using Aperture and Pixelmator so the 27 is much preferred for the screen size and the added GPU memory.
I work with most apps in full screen on the work (21.5) machine. I'm big on using cmd+tab to switch apps and use a magic trackpad gesture based workflow.
For me going back and forth isn't an issue as I'm using them for different things.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:09 AM   #13
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Well i've been using the 27" for a few days now and its hurting my eyes

Not sure why a 27" is doing this, I think its the smaller fonts.

The 27" is 2500 x 1440 and the 21" was 1920 x 1080

With the extra screen size and the extra res is the fonts that much smaller than the 21"

I feel like i'm always focusing really hard on the 27". It could be the extra white back grounds when reading web pages. Im not sure

I did have a play with a rMBP in the apple store last night and it seem more relaxed on the eyes.

How does the rMBP compare to the speed of these iMacs these days.

Just weighing up my options incase this 27" makes me go blind 8(
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:36 AM   #14
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Well i've been using the 27" for a few days now and its hurting my eyes

Not sure why a 27" is doing this, I think its the smaller fonts.

The 27" is 2500 x 1440 and the 21" was 1920 x 1080

With the extra screen size and the extra res is the fonts that much smaller than the 21"

I feel like i'm always focusing really hard on the 27". It could be the extra white back grounds when reading web pages. Im not sure

I did have a play with a rMBP in the apple store last night and it seem more relaxed on the eyes.

How does the rMBP compare to the speed of these iMacs these days.

Just weighing up my options incase this 27" makes me go blind 8(
Well then, change the font size/screen resolution. On iPhone now, can't tell you exactly how, but Google is your friend.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 08:03 AM   #15
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Well then, change the font size/screen resolution. On iPhone now, can't tell you exactly how, but Google is your friend.
You can't change the font size in OSX
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:22 PM   #16
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Hi Guys,

Right the eye strain is killing me on this 27" and it might have to go back 8(

I've been into the Apple Store and find the 21" or even the 15" rMBP doesn't give eye strain.

Does anyone have any experience with the rMBP. Was looking at a maxed out 15" which comes to the same price as my 27"
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:50 PM   #17
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You can't change the font size in OSX
Font size doesn't change when decreasing the resolution?
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:19 PM   #18
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Font size doesn't change when decreasing the resolution?
Changing screen res, changes from native res and blurs everything

Doesn't work, you can't change font size in OSX

Only the rMBP you can do this
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:02 PM   #19
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Does anyone have any experience with the rMBP. Was looking at a maxed out 15" which comes to the same price as my 27"
On my desk at home I have a rMBP 15" (work) and the new 27" iMac (personal). It isn't bothering my eyes, but even as lovely as it is it doesn't compare to the amazing rMBP screen. With the full SSD it performs more or less on par to the iMac in my limited head to head comparison. If the 27" is bothering you, I think its a reasonable replacement.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:04 PM   #20
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On my desk at home I have a rMBP 15" (work) and the new 27" iMac (personal). It isn't bothering my eyes, but even as lovely as it is it doesn't compare to the amazing rMBP screen. With the full SSD it performs more or less on par to the iMac in my limited head to head comparison. If the 27" is bothering you, I think its a reasonable replacement.
Its really weird. I had a 21" for 3 years and never had pain in my eyes

The 27" feels hard work to focus. How close or far is everyone ? Do you use full screen brightness, half ?

I'm using 3 down from max and sit about 15 inches from the screen at present.
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Some have had good results by dropping brightness. You can also bump font size in OS X, just not the menu bar up top, and it's an app by app setting. My aging eyes need larger fonts, especially with the tiny pixels on these newer displays.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 03:25 AM   #22
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Some have had good results by dropping brightness. You can also bump font size in OS X, just not the menu bar up top, and it's an app by app setting. My aging eyes need larger fonts, especially with the tiny pixels on these newer displays.
Hi

Do you know what its called please?
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Its really weird. I had a 21" for 3 years and never had pain in my eyes

The 27" feels hard work to focus. How close or far is everyone ? Do you use full screen brightness, half ?

I'm using 3 down from max and sit about 15 inches from the screen at present.
I don't know, really (don't have an iMac, though I'm thinking about getting the 27" - trying to decide if it's just too big, too), but 15" from the screen seems VERY close to me for such a big screen, especially at that level of brightness.

I sit further than that from my late 2008 13" Macbook (and usually about half brightness, too). When playing around with the 27" at stores, I had to be over an arm's length away from it.

Can you try further back?
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 05:31 AM   #24
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If anyone is having trouble with their 27" iMac hurting their eyes - invest a few $'s in some cheap reading glasses.

I have found that it really helps when using the big screen - especially when it comes to focusing.

Also try to make sure that the room is well illuminated - I was getting really bad eye strain when the room, especially behind the iMac, was dark. Lots of light has solved the problem.

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Old Jan 7, 2013, 07:53 AM   #25
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its still hard to get used to the size
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What bothers you about the size? I just moved from a 24" panel (1920x1280) to a new 27" Dell (2560x1440) and it's the same height, just wider. I have to move my mouse a lot more to get from one side of the screen to the other, and the fonts are smaller.

If the small font size bothers you, you can always make it bigger; or if you are bothered by the monitor taking up to much of your field of view, you can move it farther away.
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