27" iMac on besta burs ikea desk?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stevelam, May 6, 2012.

  1. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    I'm wondering if anyone with this desk has the 27" imac on it?

    The depth of the desk is about 15.75 inches (or 40cm).

    I believe the depth of the imac is 8.15 inches (20.7 cm) while the bluetooth keyboard depth is about 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).

    Just going by the dimensions, it will obviously fit (20.7cm + 13.3cm = 34cm giving me just 7cm left over).

    I can't tell if thats a super tight squeeze though and would really appreciate if anyone has this setup, if they could post a picture to see what it looks like overall.
  2. louis Fashion, May 6, 2012
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    louis Fashion macrumors 6502a

    louis Fashion

    Jan 22, 2010
    Arizona, USA

    That is NOT a desk, it is a skinny table at best. A desk has room for all sorts of stuff. Like paper, books, PRINTER, pens/pencils, a desk light, ruler, stapler, tape dispenser, flashlight, telephone, adding machine with tape print, note pad, stickies, cables and jacks for iPhone, iPod, iPad, 1 TB back up system, modems, wi-fi transmitters, media transmitters (Sonus/Roku etc), headphones, photos, paper weights (at least 2), costers for cool drinks, a box for small items like pins, paperclips, 1 Euro coins, CD cases and some respectable external speakers.

    And I do have a 27inch Mac AND NO, I do not have a picture of such a mess.
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Not only would it be super tight, but you'd be sitting too freaking close to the screen.
  4. Cooshan macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2012
    Picturing someone using a 27" iMac on that "desk" is hilarious.
  5. stevelam, May 6, 2012
    Last edited: May 6, 2012

    stevelam thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010

    Um I'm not planning on putting any of that on the "skinny table". Pens/pencils/etc would go in the drawer. It would only be for the iMac. I have another set up in my basement for my tower computer where my audio recording/"respectable external speakers"/wireless printer/etc etc already are.

    but yes, if i actually had a setup with all that garbage on it like you mentioned (a telephone? adding machine with tape print? really?), then no this obviously wouldn't work.
  6. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    Spontanious reaction: O_O

    My screens are 20" and 23" and my desk is 60cm deep, and I would love a deeper desk because I feel too close quite often.

    I say put the money you would otherwise have to spend on glasses and migraine medicine on a desk with a bit more meat to it! :)

    If you can't fit a bigger desk in, do try to come up with a solution, it'd work but I can assure you that the desk in question won't be enjoyable in the long run for a 27" if you do intend to sit down and work at the computer... unless you have really long arms! :D
  7. stevelam thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    Yep the space I'm working with can't really get in a bigger desk. Looks like I may just get the smaller iMac instead or just use it as a laptop workstation. Thanks all.
  8. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    Could position the chair on the short side of the desk and put the iMac on the other end! :rolleyes:
  9. jamojamo macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    Leaves you with plenty of room for the keyboard :)
  10. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    It could work. It'd work even better if you keep the keyboard on the iMac's foot and type on it there.
  11. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
  12. rvinther macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2009
    I've looked at that excact desk, and it is not the depth thats the problem, its that you cant sit with your legs under it. At least not if you are taller than 175 cm. You bump into the drawers all the time. You could also find yourself sitting to close with a 27" screen as pointed out above.
  13. Reevsaj macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
    I have a similar desk from Ikea, the Malm dressing table (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10203610/). It works fine with my 27 inch iMac. At first, it was a little strange sitting close to the screen, but you get used to it by having your chair pushed back a little more than usual.
  14. stevelam thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010

    Just realized my basement setup only has a 16" depth as well. The bigger monitor is 25" while the secondary is 19" and I haven't had any issues working on it so hmm.

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  15. TheBigL macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Nice cassette player. I have one in storage that is extremely similar from when I was a kid :)
  16. phonitron macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2012
    You'd be better off with a laptop using a 'shelf' like the one you mentioned. Alternatively, make a custom bench...
  17. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    My god, how short are your legs that you would use this table as a desk?
  18. kuhtang macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2011
    I'm hesitant on recommending this desk not because of the lack of depth but because it's a pretty un-sturdy table. The thin legs make it wobble and I would be scared to put the 27" on there.

    Are you going for more the high gloss look?
  19. applefiend95 macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2012
  20. stevelam thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    thanks for the suggestion but for the room i'm working with, thats just too big.

    heres a picture i found for further reference:

    thats holding a 15" macbook and a 24" dell monitor which has a depth of 7.7 inches. seems to look fine to me.
  21. iMcLovin macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2009
    I think the depth is fine. less size for clutter. I would have considered this desk myself if it wasn´t so god damn wide. personally I chose the wing desk by Stockholm design house. Simplistic, not as thin, and not so wide - but still small.
  22. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    I went to ikea a few months back to take a look at this for my mom. Its pretty nice, but when I looked at the black version it was HORRIBLY scratched. The finish on this seems to scratch really easily. I'm sure It's hard to see scratches with this color, I'm sure with the right light and angle you'll notice it over time. But that's if your a bit OC like me lol.

    But the depth will work fine.
  23. Auramancer macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2012

    My iMac on IKEA VIKA desk which also made by glass and aluminium.
  24. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Looks to me like the back "leg" of the monitor is hanging off the desk and is probably sitting on the windowsill. Why IKEA didn't make it as deep as those drawer units is beyond me....that couple of inches would have made a big difference (I know....."that's what she said").
  25. stevelam thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    Here's another shot from a different angle: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336389650.303130.jpg

    The window sill looks to be higher than the desk so i don't think the monitor is resting on it. It could still be very slightly hanging over the small gap where the wires need room to clear though, in which case I'd probably do the same with an iMac.

    Maybe I'll just grab an older 24" cinema display and just upgrade my 2008 MacBook instead...decisions decisions!

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