27" too big?

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  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Anyone else think 27" is too big? I'm thinking about replacing my Desktop PC for an i7 Sandy Bridge iMac, but after seeing the 27" iMacs in person, I think 24" is the ideal size for me.

    Do you think I'll adjust to the 27" size after using it for a while? ( i'm not sitting far from my desk )
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Yes. It seems like we humans are able to adjust to any monitor size, and then sometime later need an even bigger size.
    Go with 27" I doubt that you'll be disappointed.
     
  3. MACAPALOOZA macrumors member

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    I think that the 27" screen is awesome. It is very productive because you have lots of screen real estate. It is pretty much the same as having two monitors, in one. I think that if you have the money to buy the 27", go for it. :D
     
  4. Switchback macrumors newbie

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    you'll get used to it
    I switched to iMac 27'' from 13'' MacBook and it took just a few days to adjust)
     
  5. Martin29 macrumors 6502

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    I moved from 24" to 27" in November, and worried the screen was going to be too big. Two months later I love the screen and if I could afford it, would get a second.. I have got so used to seeing two documents open side by side and actually being able to work on them both, that I now feel a second screen would enable me to refer direct to my web pages whilst working on my research papers.

    Go for the big screen is my advice.
     
  6. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I moved from 20 inch to 27 inch. My time to adjust? 3 hours. I can still live with smaller screens, but they're seen as hampering to me moreso than a good thing.

    The best way I could describe it moving from that 20 inch screen (iMac G5) to the 27 inch iMac was like moving from a small, sentimental environment, to an actual desktop class computer.
     
  7. Miker2k macrumors regular

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    You'll adapt.... at first it dwarfed my desk but now it fits right in :)
     
  8. funkyT80 macrumors member

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    sandybridge?

    I'm assuming you're talking hypothetically about the next update right? I'm holding out for the next update as well.
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    You'll adapt just fine. I went from the 24" this week to the 27" and I have no regrets at all. See Blown Away.
     
  10. bobob macrumors 68030

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    You'll soon be starting a thread entitled:

    27" too small!
     
  11. lee14160 macrumors regular

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    Heck, my 24" is already two small. I was looking at the 30" monitor, and then figured that would be to small within a year, so I gave up on that idea (cost was the real reason).:)
     
  12. Burgess07 macrumors regular

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    That's what she said.....:cool:
     
  13. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    Tomorrow I will be picking up a 27" Apple Cinema Display for my Mac Pro can't wait :), no you should adjust to the 27" iMac fine no worry's go for the 27"
     
  14. TEG macrumors 604

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    The 27 should be fine, just make sure to put the monitor at an appropriate distance from your seat. My parents have a 24" at home and I think for where they have it, it is too big. I have a 21.5" at work, and I have it at just about the right distance at 2ft.

    TEG
     
  15. solowmodel macrumors 6502

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    How far are people sitting from their 27" monitors?
     
  16. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    My eyes are on average 2 feet away from my 27 inch monitor.
     
  17. scottdot macrumors member

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    UGH...me too, how much longer are we going to have to wait for Sandy Bridge iMacs?
     
  18. antmarobel macrumors 6502

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    I have a 27" i5! Go ahead and by the 27"...You won't regret buddy. It's the ultimate personal toy! :D
     
  19. OLDMACMAN77 macrumors newbie

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    No Problem

    the 27 is fine - sit close (approx. 18 in) and don't have a problem. The high resolution makes it work. I routinely increase text size and the big screen works just fine. Think about it, when you look at anything, it's huge but you only focus at the subject and ignore all else. The 27 up close is the same, I'm only looking at a small portion of it right now and everything else on the screen is ignored. I guess if I start watch movies full screen, I'll have to back away a bit.
     
  20. Jus11 macrumors newbie

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  21. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I don't get how black backgrounds would save energy on an LCD monitor. Either way it has to backlight each individual pixel. If the screen were an oled, I could possibly see the argument, but definitely not an LCD.
     
  22. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    27" too big? Shiiiiiiit, i'd buy a 70" if they had it. lol.
     
  23. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Jeez really. Anyone remember when 15" CRT's seemed like plenty? Dude, I'll take a 35" iMac, a 40" iMac, hell a 50" iMac. Seriously, I'll deal with it.
     
  24. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    I rarely use the full width on my 24" in daily tasks, scrolling up/down far more often but sometimes when comparing pictures when shopping I'll maximise the browser and drop the Dock simply to reduce on-scren distractions.

    Photoshop uses the full width and also WoW of course. Both those two apps are pushing me in the direction of a 27" when I upgrade on the next refresh.
     
  25. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Biggest i would go is 32". I dont want an iMac as big as my TV (40").

    As for the 27": No it isnt too big, i really hope for a 30" one in future...
     

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