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Luba

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I never used or saw a VESA in real life but looks like great idea and getting a stand or arm for VESA mount isn't that expensive. You really had to have VESA in mind to notice the link to order a VESA iMac. Sort of like you had to know you wanted an extended keyboard with a Num Pad. Anyway, in my case Twelve South sells a stand to prop up the iMac if it sits too low, but wondering if I can install a VESA mount on a regular iMac.
 

Lemon Olive

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Personally I will buy the VESA option when the larger model debuts. That is a lot more versatile as you can make any kind of stand or mount that you want, and it makes moving the iMac much easier. The stand in the old models is like 50% of the weight, and is probably even more in these.
 

fishkorp

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Luba

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Any downsides/negatives for a VESA mounted iMac? Only things I can think of are that we need to buy a stand or arm for the VESA mounted iMac which cost around $50 and that stand or arm won't match the color of the iMac.
 

fishkorp

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Any downsides/negatives for a VESA mounted iMac? Only things I can think of are that we need to buy a stand or arm for the VESA mounted iMac which cost around $50 and that stand or arm won't match the color of the iMac.
Resale value later? Probably harder to sell, especially without a matching color stand. That’s the only negative I can think of. I tend to only keep computers 2-3 years though.
 

Fishrrman

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I would reckon that a Mac with a VESA mount is far FAR harder to sell when the time comes.
If it can be sold at all.
 
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