How Big Do You Want It?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mr. Incredible, Sep 8, 2011.

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How Big Do You Want The Next iMac Screen To Be?

  1. 21.5'' & 27''

    46 vote(s)
    28.9%
  2. 23'' & 30''

    14 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. 24'' & 30''

    56 vote(s)
    35.2%
  4. 24'' & 32''

    39 vote(s)
    24.5%
  5. Other

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    The previous iMac had a screen size of 20'' and 24''.
    The current iMac has a screen size of 21.5'' and 27''.

    How big do you want the next iMac to be? Or, how big do you think it Will Be?!

    I'm hoping for anything 30+ inches.

    Predicting the next sizes will be 23-24'' and 30''.

    What are your thoughts?

    Btw, the only reason why I'd want a bigger one, is when I move out and into a Condo, I'd want my desktop to be my tv basically.
     
  2. driftless macrumors demi-god

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  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I am in doubts that they will ever build one bigger than 30" being that they made a 30" cinema display once.
     
  4. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    i went with other...i have a late 2006 MA590xx/A thats 17"...size is fine for me,and could help apple bring the mac down to under a grand.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    For me, the resolution is more important than the actual size. 32" is useless without higher res than the current 27". 32" with 3840x2400 is what I want.

    There are a handful of 32-36" 4K displays. At some point, 4K will take over the current 2560x1440/1600.
     
  6. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

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    21" and 27" are pretty good sizes, IMHO. They could keep the screen sizes the same, but increase the pixel density (you know, in case they ever get around to implementing resolution independence).
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think the sizes are fine as they are. I think they should actually implement resolution independence before increasing pixel density, the density is good enough for now and if it got much higher things would be too small without resolution independence.
     
  8. speacock macrumors member

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    I'd like the screen to be absent altogether, effectively a product that fits between the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Interesting... I didn't know that. Learning has occurred. :)
     
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  11. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    seeing they just released the TB ACD at 27" I don't see Apple being very motivated to increase the size of the iMac.
     
  12. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    I am currently testing out a 21.5 (considering downgrading from my 27) and I am LOVING it. Though the sweet spot would definitely be a 24...
     
  13. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    24 would be great, sometimes 27 feels too big, 32 would replace my tv as well XD
     
  14. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    I'm happy with the current sizes, with an older 4 probably being the "sweet spot" between them. Although i do have difficulty with the current pixel density (bad eyesight) and am looking forward to resolution independence at some point
     
  15. SR20DETDOG macrumors regular

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    I accidentally voted for 21.5" & 27" :rolleyes: What I actually meant to select was 24" & 32"

    However, that's only if the 32" had a lager resolution than the 27" has already. A 5" bigger display would be pointless for me if it had the same number of pixels anyway.
     
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  17. Gamoe macrumors regular

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    I just got a 24.1 and I really can't say I'd want it any bigger.

    I can see the TV idea, but there are several issues with it- Macs don't play Blu-Ray and they don't have a video input either. Now these can be added, but financially it would probably make more sense to just to get a separate TV and Blu-Ray player. Were Apple to make a capable TV/Mac hybrid (no, not taking about the Mac TV here) then that would certainly change things.
     
  18. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I like the current sizes. However I can understand why a new 24" iMac would be appealing.
     
  19. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I'd love it if apple bought back the 24 inch model. While the 27 inch is gorgeous it is just to big for my desk, and buying one would mean buying new furniture. Buying the 21 inch would feel like a downgrade. I'm not holding out to much hope though.
     
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  21. 88 King macrumors 6502

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    I'd also like to see higher res screen and 16:10 aspect on the imac. However, we can't currently make text bigger without change resolution.

    Apple needs to make DPI (dots per inch) setting independent from screen res just like Windows, otherwise we'd have to put our noise against the screen to read anything.
     
  22. JeepGuy macrumors regular

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    I would really like to see a 30" or even a 32" in screen, I'm using an old 30" cinema display at work and I love the size.
     
  23. Aarnub macrumors newbie

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    #23
    A: That's what she said.
    and B: 27" perfect size for me, I will never go back.
     
  24. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    27" is perfect for me. Not too big and I love 16:9 :)
     
  25. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I've only owned laptops before, but I would buy a 4k iMac/ACD!
     

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