does anyone else who bought he 20 inch imac wish they got the 24 instead now?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by togermano, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. togermano macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
  2. thesdx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2007
    Not at all. The 20" is perfect for me. It gives me plenty enough screen space, whereas the 24" is too big.
  3. Fastshutter Guest

    Aug 21, 2007
    After calibrating with SuperCal I'm uber happy with my display. I have no interest in the 24."
  4. prs986 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Central CA, USA
    same here. 24 is too big for me. I've been using a 15 inch :apple: studio display with my G4 for the last 5 years and to jump to a 24 inch would give me a heart attack!
  5. BennyK macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2004
    Appleton, WI
    Very happy with my 20", nice step up from my 17". 24" is overkill for my desk. Plus I have $300 more in my pocket.
  6. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2007
    I just got a 20". What is SuperCal and what does it do??
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  8. i.Feature macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    I'll post from the other side. I have a 24". Now i'm screwed. I can never go back.
  9. hamfisted macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2007
    I'm also quite happy with the 20". I upgraded from a slow-like-molasses 17" G5.
  10. chuckiehina macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2007
    Well the smaller angle on the current 20" would make my want the 24"
  11. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Color issue?
    Needless to say that I abandon MR forums after new products come out due to the onslaught of grief expressed by so many people.
  12. pcorajr macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    my original plan was to purchase the white 24" but now that i have the newer 20" 2.4 i am very happy i did not get the 24. It would of been overkill for me specially since I'm running a dual monitor setup. it could of made my dual monitor setup look stupid because of the size difference
  13. BoyBach macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006
    What you are feeling is known as cognitive dissonance. It's quite common following 'major' purchases.

  14. Mr Mercury macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2007
    Morecambe UK
    Bought a 20" mac on Saturday.I've spent hours trying to get a decent picture,its doing my head in.I found that the previous model was a far superior screen.Made my decision today that if my local Apple store doesnt have the 24" model then its refund time and I'll stick with my mbp (led).
  15. Schnebar macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2006
    I have a 20" iMac but it is from the day it came out. When Apple switched to intel. Macworld 2006 I think.

    I wish I could have a 24" now.

    But I also have dual monitors with another 20" dell So I guess I have about the same if not more screen then I would with a 24"

    And I can have two things open at a time easier then on one 24".

    So if you are feeling like you should have gotten a 24" maybe get a second monitor and you will feel better.
  16. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    And here I always thought it was called buyer's remorse :)

    I went to see both at the stores today. Both are nice. I'd get the 24" if I could, but since last week I bumped another car to the tune of at least $650 in damage, I'm only gonna be able to afford to get the 20".

    I wouldn't even buy that, except I have reason to believe my PowerBook G4 is dying so here's an excuse to upgrade.

    Like the previous poster, I figure in the future I can buy me a nice 20", 24" or even 27" monitor to make up for most of what I'm missing.
  17. Boulderer2001 macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2007
    I love my 20 inch sometimes I wish I had the sharper color of the 24 but then I look at my Dell next to me and quit dreaming. No complaints with the 20 inch so far works great.
  18. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    MontCo., PA
    I have a rev. A G5 20", and I agree that the 24" is a bit overkill for most uses. When I play with one in the store I find myself having to look around the screen more to find things. I can see it being handy for people who open multiple docs, web pages, or apps simultaneously though. hopefully most people will try both sizes out and make the right decision instead of just ordering it sight unseen online.
  19. jwp333 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2006
    I went through the buyer's remorse too, partly due to comments on boards like these. The day I bought at the Apple Store, I looked at both models and could see that the 24' display looked a little better, but I decided that it was not $300 better, and I didn't need or really desire the extra screen space.

    I wasn't crazy about the 20' display once I got home, but color calibration resolved my issues. I use the 2.2 gamma, native white point, and I have the brightness dialed down to about 40% of full. It works for me. Yes, there are distortions when looking at an angle, but it's not how I look at my screen.

    During the first 5 days or so of my discontent, I did seriously think about returning the iMac, but I didn't because of the restocking fee, hassle of bringing it in, etc. Tomorrow will be day 14 of my purchase, and I'm happy with it. No intent to return it.

    If I had to do it all over again, I might go with the 24' screen. It would be a toss-up again. But despite the naysayers, I have grown to like my 20' model more and more, and I'm very satisfied.
  20. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    Do you regret your decision. I.E. "cognitive dissonance"? :confused: :)
  21. Fastshutter Guest

    Aug 21, 2007

    See this thread here:

    Basically, it helps you calibrate your display to your liking. I finally got the contrast right with mine. My default color profile was miserable.
  22. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    LOL, the OP didn't ask any opinions on the 24" he asked if anyone that bought the 20" had buyers remorse and wanted the 24" instead.

    Now that that's out of the way, I bought the 24" 2.8Ghz. Knew exactly what I wanted and needed this size because I am going to hang it on the wall of my living room and attach the Elgato EyeTV Hybrid to it for TV viewing so now I will have a full entertainment system in one package. Gotta love the iMac for being an AIO, it satisfies all purposes in one box.
  23. prs986 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Central CA, USA
    I know that. I was just giving the reason why I like the 20 over the 24 and why I dont have buyers remorse.....thats all.
  24. ImAlwaysRight macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2002
    Always in the right place at the right time
    I agree. I have had a 20" iMac since the Rev. B G5 (then Rev. C, now 2.16 Intel). Love the form factor and think it is the perfect size. Before buying the 2.16 Intel 20" last week, I bought a 24" at closeout price. My wife and I both felt like it was so dang big! Not to mention too bright, even with brightness turned all the way down.
  25. ImAlwaysRight macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2002
    Always in the right place at the right time
    :confused: Umm, you just put down a forum member for a remark related to the discussion and then proceed to brag about your new iMac which has nothing to do with the discussion. Hmmm... :eek:

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