27" iMac, check! Now how about a 32" iMac?

Apple!Fre@k

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I always dreamed of a 30" iMac, then the 27" iMac came along and I've been in love ever since. But I've been thinking about what would be the ultimate screen size for the ultimate all-in-one desktop computer and I think it's a 32" display -- same height as the 27", just add the extra 5" width wise. What do you guys think? :)
 

dukebound85

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I always dreamed of a 30" iMac, then the 27" iMac came along and I've been in love ever since. But I've been thinking about what would be the ultimate screen size for the ultimate all-in-one desktop computer and I think it's a 32" display -- same height as the 27", just add the extra 5" width wise. What do you guys think? :)

what you describe would not be a 32 inch imac
 

binary10

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Sitting in front of my current iMac 27 i7 thinking about those sizes, you suggested, and beyond I rather be able to choose my processing unit as a slot in option with a display unit of my choice maybe via hdmi or a new interface.

When you have screen sizes that large on a dedicated all built in Apple box I'd want touch screen to be added in, pnp etc... to make that difference.
 
When you have screen sizes that large on a dedicated all built in Apple box I'd want touch screen to be added in, pnp etc... to make that difference.

I am not sure I would have the strength and endurance to use a 32" iMac touch. That is a huge area to defy gravity with your arm moving around touching things.

Maybe if it were to lay almost flat on a desktop, maybe wedge shaped at a 22-30 degree angle, but it would look horrible!
 

MacHamster68

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but i am sure there will come a bigger then 30" iMac soon, as more people use them as a media player in the living room and the 27" is just not big enough for that purpose any more since every tv is bigger
 

-SD-

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I'd rather have a 32"/37" 1080p screen with the next version of :apple:TV hardware built in. A true 'Apple TV', if you will. Great for a bedroom TV.

:apple:
 

cynics

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I'd be interested.

If you think about it with the current design with its dome shaped back making it 32" would add quite a bit of space which could be used for better/quieter cooling.
 
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Stacc

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Ultrawide monitors are becoming more popular. The largest are fairly similar to what you describe, 34" diagonal with a 21:9 aspect ratio, resolution of 3440x1440 and the same DPI as the 27" iMac. They are also starting to come in curved versions, which would make for one sleek iMac. Examples include the LG 34UM95 and LG 34UC97, among others. Unfortunately no retina screens at that size exist.
 
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Neodym

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I'd rather have a souped-up 24" Retina-iMac that is offering most (if not all) of what the big brothers offer in terms of hardware options. Would fit better into my working environment.

And for a pure "yet-another-mediaplayer" I don't see a sufficiently sized target group willing to pay the Apple premium.
 
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MikhailT

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I rather they do a 34" ultra-wide curved monitor with 144hz refresh rate support. I have more apps side by side than on top of each other.
 
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MRrainer

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Now that you mentioned this.
Could they kill the 27" model (or at least the high-end BTO), solder the RAM of the entry-level 27" onboard like the rest of the line-up (maybe with 16GB from the beginning, like with the 15" MBPs) and offer a MacPro without ECC and one GPU only, and a successor of the Thunderbolt Display (32", 5K)?
The entry level 27" is probably selling quite well, though. So it's hard to say if the lineup would get worse or better with such a shuffling...
 

jerwin

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Could they kill the 27" model (or at least the high-end BTO), solder the RAM of the entry-level 27" onboard like the rest of the line-up (maybe with 16GB from the beginning, like with the 15" MBPs)

Good thinking. Apple could make a lot more money if it put more compromises in every machine, and then charged through the roof to remove those compromises. It would be delicious if you could upgrade the video OR the processor, but not both.
 

EnesM

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There were some rumors of an 8K iMac, I don't see why they'd push it on a 27", so maybe a 32" 8K will arrive one day?
 

Moonjumper

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iMac screens were getting bigger and bigger over time, but have stalled at 27" for quite a few years. I wouldn't be surprised to see an 8K 32" iMac. I would love one, but it must be flat. I don't want straight lines in my graphics to be curved when I am creating them.
 
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