Does 27" i Mac have "Pivot" in it's video driver?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by arklab, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. arklab macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2005
    This question is MOSTLY for those with a new 27" i Mac running Snow Leopard.

    As I've already received the Apple VESA adapter plate to allow mounting to a wall mounted extension arm - allowing the i Mac to "float" above the desktop.
    I see some mounts allow the screen to be rotated 90 degrees, which lets the user see long spreadsheets and web pages and such.

    Does the ATI driver (from Apple) have the option to run the display in "pivot" or 90 degrees rotated option?
    (This has been very common in both nVidia and ATI graphics cards for years.)

    I'm awaiting my i7 quad, and checking our old G5 have discovered that this is not available on that machine with Tiger.
    When I go to "System Preferences" / "Display" / "preferences" I just get a box saying "The Geometry tab of Display preferences is hidden because this display does not have geometry controls."

    Would someone with a C2D 27" please check if their i Mac has this option?
  2. arklab thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2005
  3. arklab thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2005
  4. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    For what it's worth, my 24" C2D iMac does not have the rotation ability, but my second (external) monitor hooked up to it does.

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  5. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I would assume it doesn't, as it isn't just a display, but is in fact the entire computer.

    While I'm sure modern computers are well-assembled and probably don't suffer from vertigo similar to the way humans do, I can't imagine it's entirely healthy to operate a computer on its side. :D
  6. arklab thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2005
    LOL ;)

    Actually, I've seen no difference in the many generic PCs I've built, a hobby since 1985.
    In fact I always test the unit flat on a table before assembling into a tower case.

    However, what is just IS (sometimes) :D

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