Help me identify the size of the monitors in the pictures

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tuareg, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. tuareg macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009

    This thread is for users with a sharper eye than me; and for those who have experienced with Apple Cinema HD Displays and know how they are proportioned in contrast with other items (keyboard, mouse) in the work area (that's the way to find out the screen size according to the pictures).

    The following screens are obviously the older Cinema HD Displays. I just don't know what screen size. It's either 20", 23" or 30" (the sizes of the older Cinema HD Display series). Aside from the picture I do not have any further information.






    Thanks in advance!:D
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    1 and 5 may be 23"
    the rest seems like 20", but I am not sure in that regard.
    Can this (size and weight) or that help?
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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  4. tuareg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009

    More specifically, I would like to know if there is a 30" size there between ANY monitor in ANY picture. Whether it's a 20" or 23" is less important to me.

    And as I wrote, those who have (or had) one of the displays from the older Cinema HD Display series should look at the picture and observe how they appear in comparison to objects which are size is known to us (like the wireless mouse in picture 2). That is the best way I think to reach the conclusion.
  5. rtheb macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    Definitely 20" Aluminum ACDs!
  6. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    there are definitely no 30" there. If you are wondering for your own desk space my 30" has dimensions of 27.34”Wx8.32”Dx18.95” ~ 22.50"H. Its big
  7. tuareg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    In ALL of the pictures?
  8. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2009
    Long Island
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    Definitely no 30"
  9. tuareg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    So as a final conclusion to this thread we can all safely, 100%-positive say that there are absolutely no 30" inch monitors, in each and every one of the pictures?

    (P. S. - if you've been wondering why is it so important to me, it's because of planned purchase of one of the older Cinema HD Display screens, therefore I must pick the best screen size for the most ideal workstation harmony)
  10. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    I don't see a single 30 in any of your pictures but what could be better for workspace harmony than a 30" display? I'd go big or go home.
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    This has to be one of the more "unusual" OP's I have ever seen on this forum. There is virtually no way to measure the screen sizes of the monitors in those photographs. When you want to convey the size of an object in a photograph, you lay a calibrated ruler--meter stick, tape measure, etc.--beside the object. In none of those photographs do you have anything of known dimensions to compare the monitors to. In several, you don't even have a background. Even in the photographs where there is a background, you have another problem. 2-D photographs foreshorten perspective which makes objects appear larger than they are in reality. Of the photographs that you posted, the only one that is the least bit useful is the one with the Power Mac G5 tucked beneath the table. In that one, you have an object of known dimensions. However, in there it is difficult to distinguish between a 20" inch and a 23" monitor due to relative positions of the two objects.
  12. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    Yea no 30"
    You should look up the dimensions of the screen you want then make one out of cardboard and tape. It doesn't need to be perfect but it will give you a good idea of sizes. Or go to a store and look at different sizes in person. I love my 30" but I can tell you it is big and takes up a lot of space. I dont use mine on a traditional desk set up and I am comfortable sitting 3-4 feet away from it.
  13. panoz7 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    Even with an object of a known height (like the G5 in that one picture) it's still very hard to estimate size when the reference object is at a different depth. Even if we assume the desk height is 29" (which is a common height) it's still hard to distinguish between a 20" and a 23" monitor -- the difference in screen height between a 20" and a 23" is just over 1.5".

    That said, I'm pretty sure there are no 30" monitors in those pictures. Referencing the keyboard is probably the best way to estimate size, but even that can be thrown off by how far the keyboard is from the base and how wide a lens was used to photograph the monitor.

    If you have the time I'd recommend cutting out scale models of each monitor from cardboard. We recommend that to our lighting customers all the time. It should be pretty easy and will give you a decent idea if a 30" monitor will overwhelm your desk. I know that when I first got my 30" it looked gigantic and way out of proportion. You get used to it though, and now anything smaller looks odd to me.

    EDIT: Got interupted while posting and c7aea posted in the interim. Definitely take the cardboard model suggestion.
  14. tuareg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    MisterMe - As I wrote earlier I am far more interested in knowing if there's a 30" among the screens. Actually, that is the ONLY thing I want know.

    Currently, whether a given screen in one of the pictures is a 20" or 23" (which of course if much harder to determine) is completely irrelevant.

    And because I we already reached a definitive conclusion that are NO 30-inch screens in none of the pictures, I can consider this subject closed.

    Thank you all for your help and input!

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