I wish apple would have gone bigger then 27 inches for the 5k iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mellofello, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    After some hemming and hawing I have decided not to pick up this iteration of the iMac. I have a pretty maxed out 2013 27 inch currently that is still performing well. My number one wish for a new iMac was a bump up to to 30-32 inches.

    I use the iMac for editing, work, and as a tv. I find that 27 is ok up close but becomes pretty small as a media consumption device. 32 would have been the perfect balance for me, and taken much better advantage of all those pixels.

    I think I will go for a Mac mini, and a 4k tv as my next setup.
  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    I've been dreaming of a 32in iMac .. IMO 27 is too small
  3. Georgio macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Essex, UK
    Lol, yep let's make the situation even worse than it is; going to 30" with that form factor would be interesting to say the least.
  4. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I just wish I could afford/justify buying one. :(
  5. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011

    What makes you say that? I'm sure the iMac would scale to 32 inches with minimal changes
  6. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I can see how some people would be drawn to that size, I just hope that if Apple ever does it they don't decide to make 27" the smallest size as where my family has their iMac a larger one wouldn't fit.
  7. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    You know you're old when a 15" seemed big from the 13" you just got rid of. :eek:
  8. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    I wish there was a 24", I would've chose that instead of 27".
  9. bennibeef macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2013
    Me too. For me its almost to big. Looking at it is really beautiful but ... 24 would fit me much better. But I'm not in the market for an iMac, just hoping there would be a 24 Thunderbolt display
  10. Decathlon macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2011

    Oh i would love to have the normal size of windows in a bigger screen, a 32 or 34 ...oh what a dream that would be :) working photos would be amazing.
  11. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    I wish apple would have gone bigger then 27 inches for the 5k iMac

    There seems to be a lack of 4k tvs with display port in. Only hdmi 2.0 which is not as good from what I have read. Hopefully next year there will be a wider selection. I think I have run my course with the iMac

    If you budget $1000-$1500 on a 4k tv you can get name brand 30-40 inch right now. Add a 2014 mini for $1000 and you have a experience that will be more immersive then the 5k iMac.

    I'm sure the prices will drop quite a bit over the next year
  12. Decathlon macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2011

    ...but lets say i got a big 4k screen, would i be able to run that with a higher res than 2560*1600 ( as i do now on the 30 inch mac screen ) running a mac pro 3.1 with a 5870 card ?
  13. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    If you have a current gen macpro with display port 1.2 it should work.
  14. Decathlon macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2011

    This sounds good, defenetly something to consider with the prices here in Denmark.
    the high end imac is priced at 26.000 kr ( without ram upgrade ) which equals about 4500 us d.
    i will look into this.
  15. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Oh yes. I like the large screen, but I do think it is too big.
  16. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    It's really LCD panel manufacturing related - one of the big suppliers are producing this panel and selling it not only to Apple but Dell also, and probably more if they can get the production volumes and yields high enough.

    If they make a 32 inch panel who knows whether Apple will want to house it in their sexy clothes, interfaces and call it a 32 inch iMac Retina or a TB2 display.
  17. kwijbo macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2012
    Mini doesn't support 4k60hz.

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