27' iMac - switch from 2 screens to 1

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ivan308, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. ivan308 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2005
    I am planning on ordering a 27' iMac. I currently use a 15' MacBook Pro and a 24' monitor. I am thinking that a 27' and a 24' may just be too much monitor space. I have been using dual screens of one form or another for at least 10 years.

    Anyone else switch from 2 screens to 1 after getting a 27' iMac or 30' display ?
  2. mr.thedaniel macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    I'm curious about this too...I've always heard that having two monitors is the optimal productivity setup, but with the 16:9 aspect ratio, the 27" looks like a perfect setup for a single monitor...input anyone?
  3. majiktt macrumors newbie


    Oct 6, 2004
    Tucson, AZ - USA
    I've been using a 27" iMac for a week at home. Previously I used a 20" iMac and 20" display. At the office I use a Macbook Air and 24" cinema display. I have to admit that I prefer the 27" screen real estate to either dual screen setup, and really like having just one thing on my desk.
  4. atomwork macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2001
    Miami Beach
    I ditched many 4 years ago the dual setup and bought a 30", it's better to have one big screen. I found looking at one screen is also better for my neck.
  5. XxEjGxX macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2009
    i have to say i'm a bigger fan of a singular screen (he says whilst on his second monitor as the other is editing music [​IMG])
  6. Deanster macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2005
    I switched my 24" into a vertical orientation, so it's a tower to the right of my 27"... it's gorgeous. Mail, iCal, and any in-progress items go there.

    highly recommended.

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