20'.....TOO big?

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  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    I was at compUSA the other day and I was looking at the 20" iMac. It's nice and all, but I was wondering if anyone else thought it was TOO big? The 15" is a little too small and the 20" is too big, while the 17" is just right, in my opinion.

    Is it anyone else's?
     
  2. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Given a choice, unless you were having problems with it dragging on the floor I can't think of anyone who would turn down a chance of using 20 inches.:)
     
  3. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    i dont find them big at all. i want a 20", but i will wait til they go G5.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I'm split, if I was given one, great. But to buy, no way. It's just to much of an investment for something that is only any good to you as long as the rest of the system is (ie. when it comes time to upgrade your system, that beautiful 20" is useless)

    edit: correction pointed out by EatingPie, thanks :)
     
  5. EatingPie macrumors newbie

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    I dunno. I'd love a 20 inch screen, but I think 20 feet is just pushin' it.

    That's just me of course... :p

    -Pie
     
  6. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow, I'm the minority. I just thought it was weird because I had to stand back a few feet from it to see the entire thing. lol
     
  7. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    I think you make a good point -- I have the 17 inch imac and it pretty much takes up my range of vision. So the 20 inch doesn't really add much to the equation. Plus it's so much more expensive than the 17 incher.
     
  8. EatingPie macrumors newbie

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    Believe it or not, I'm gonna post a serious question now!

    How is the 20'' vs. 17'' with DVD playback?

    You want as much of your field-of-view filled as possible when watching movies... most theaters fill about 30 degrees on either side of your FOV. This produces a much more involving experience. A diagonal 3'' ain't a lot, but maybe it makes a difference... anyone opinions?

    -Pie

    PS edesignuk, my joke wasn't really directed at you, the actual forum topic has it as "feet" as well!
     
  9. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    You'll get used to it very quickly, and once you are used to it, working on anything smaller is a pain in the @ss. I have it everytime when I do something on my brothers 22" cinema display. I get home, turn my mac on with 2 crt displays (20 and 17") and I'm missing something. I want two of those!! Or two 23" next to each other! Maybe even three!!
     
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    I'd just be pissed spending that kind of money on a screen that cool with no future once the G4 iMac is obsolete. Those iMac screens are just so gorgeous that I'd want to be able to do something else with it once I didn't use the computer anymore. It was hard enough knowing something like $1000 of my TiBook was going for a screen that might or might not have dead pixels on it. But you do it for the portability. And the iMac ain't portable. ;)
     
  12. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    tru dat muh brotha, tru dat
    LOL :D
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, they're nice, but with a G4 under the hood, its just not worth the extra money. It will be a great day when the G5s make it to the iMacs....;)

    D
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I suppose it might be on the large size from a proportion standpoint, but even then, I don't really think so. And I have to agree with a previous poster, you can never have a screen that's too big. :cool:
     
  15. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried sitting further from the screen? (serious question btw)
     
  16. bigbadmac macrumors member

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    More is BETTER!

    I ran a G4 tower with two 19" and one 21" for three years while working on a video project... I wish I still had that system on my desk today...
     
  17. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    hi bbm, sorry if this is a really dumb question... did that video project take three years? I'm guessing you had lots of video projects over the course of three years, like episodic tv or something.
     
  18. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

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    personally - I can't wait for the 20" PowerBook

    call me crazzy, but I will buy one!
     
  19. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    The same could be said for all the PowerBooks.....oh well.
     
  20. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Can't be any worse than carrying an ezel and paint box about the countryside. It's definitely easier than carrying a 20"iMac about by the neck.:)
     

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