Advice for iMac purchase. Glossy Display Concerns.

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  1. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    I work for a small design firm with about 4 designers and a few interns. We are needing to purchase a new machine and price/featurewise I think an imac might fit our needs. We would probably get the current 24" because I've heard they use the IPS panels and the 20" use cheeper PVA or TN, iirc.

    We run a server with our client files served over a network - so upgradeability of hdd isn't that big of a deal. We also don't need the extra ports/expansion of a MP (we couldn't afford it, either, for what it's needed for).

    The thing I'm worried about is the display. Specifically the glossy only display. It will be used in a room with a window about 3' to the right, so sunlight will be a factor. We've never had a desk in this space, so I'm not sure it will get direct sunlight.

    I wanted to know what any designer's experience with the new imacs and hear opinions on how distracting / potentially hard to calibrate the glossy screens are.

    I've thought that if it was bad, yet in every other way the imac seems to fit our bill, I could remove the glass with suction cups and leave it bare.

    I have actually hoped an accessories company would realize that a good product would be a magnetic black bezel replacements that people could replace the glass panel with so that it would still have the intended and "finished" look. We could have a choice between glossy and matte that way.

    Ideas anyone?
     
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    I'll also repost this in the buying advice section, if the mods are ok with that.
     
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