27" too heavy for a glass-top desk?

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  1. gwhitta macrumors member

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    Maybe this is going to sound silly but do I have to worry about this thing being too heavy for my glass-top Office Max desk? It's 30.5 lbs, twice as heavy as the Dell widescreen monitor I currently use. This is my first all-in-one so it's all new to me!
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Since you spent near enough £1,000 already why not invest in a new desk?:p
     
  3. Carressa macrumors member

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    How thick is the glass? that would be the determining factor.
     
  4. FocusedOne macrumors newbie

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    I will be using a glass top desk as well - there's no doubt in my mind that it will be fine.

    I have a 60" Pioneer Elite plasma on a glass stand (the glass couldn't be more than 1/2-3/4 inches thick) and it weighs around 120 lbs...
     
  5. gwhitta thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a hair under a quarter-inch thick. Here's a couple of pics (how anal? :rolleyes:)

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  6. FocusedOne macrumors newbie

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    If you're still on the fence, you could always google the model of your desk and find out how many lbs. it is rated for.
     
  7. Carressa macrumors member

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about.
     
  8. zerohp macrumors member

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    I have a 30" and a 24" Dell lcd on my glass desk, and I've also set a computer (heavy steel tower case) to work on it. I'm sure you'll be fine.
     
  9. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    Try it out, what's the worst that can happen? I think you should also stress test the table - put the iMac on it, then sit down on the table to add your weight - if it can withstand that, you know it'll take the iMac no matter the air temperature variation (btw., stress testing gone wrong is how I got to be a corpse). If the table breaks, no big deal - huge razor sharp shards of glass will slash down on your legs... but so what - I've seen many people without legs and they are alive - as long as you have an ambulance not too long after, cause bleeding can be a problem. Good luck!
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This is what always makes me laugh. It seems the internet has a plethora of information right at your fingertips which has been both a blessing and a curse all in one. It's made people incredibly lazy, too lazy to simply google for the basic information on their desk. The time that it takes to actually start a thread and wait for answers most likely exceeds the time it would have taken to find the information via google.

    gwhitta, most desks can withstand a large CRT monitor and desktop computer. The combined weight of those two alone would likely exceed the weight of a 27" iMac. I've also witnessed people with 30" ACDs and Mac Pros sitting on their desktop without any issue.
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    It'll be fine:D I'm sure the desk can hold a large all in one computer:cool:
     
  12. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    The type of glass is also a contributing factor to its strength. My desk's glass is around the same thickness, and it had no problems supporting the weight of a 50 lb. Mac Pro. My guess is that if it can sit on the surface and not crack it, you will be fine.
     
  13. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    that said, I you won't see me trying to sit on it anytime soon :rolleyes:
     
  14. Serif macrumors regular

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    This is also of interest to me as I'm hoping to have an new 27" on my own glass desk in a few weeks. The subject has also been discussed here.

    I haven't had much luck getting hold of the details for my own desk but from everything I've read, the 8mm tempered glass should be well up to the task.
     
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  16. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    30lbs should be just fine on that desk. The glass is tempered and will probably hold up to 80lbs without a problem
     

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