I'd like a 26" iMac :)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Woodcrest64, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to see a 26" iMac in the near future. I don't have the greatest eyes and having a larger screen would be perfect. I know I could always get the 30" apple display and a Mac Pro but I love the slimness of the iMac.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You could get an iMac then get a 30" display as a secondary display.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Except you can't drive a 30" display with an iMac. It only supports up to 1920x1200, i.e., the 23" Cinema Display or any industry display with 1920x1200.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Ah, I knew that, temporary brain freeze.
     
  5. Richard.John macrumors regular

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    24" to 26" hardly seems worth it. Apple should go crazy and make a 30 inch iMac. I bet they will too some day.
     
  6. MFKitten macrumors newbie

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    they should make a standard 25.5" one, and a baritone 28" one, and then a super-baritone 30" one, pushing into short-scale bass territory...

    oh, wait, monitors?

    i say 24" is more than enough for normal use, but if you want huge monitors, why not just hook it up to a plasma HD flatscreen? there has to be some way of doing this with the mini dvi output. HD screens are high-resolution, but not 30" computer monitor-style. i´m sure it´s nice enough to cover normal human needs, though :p

    it would work well for gaming, i can imagine :p
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I dont really know what you're going to see any better with 2 more inches that you wont see on 24 inches.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I agree, the resolution on a 24" iMac would most likely be the same as on a 26" iMac. But then again, I remember when people thought Apple would not release an iMac larger than 20"... :)
     
  9. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    At what point do the iMacs stop being iMacs and just turn into replacement TV's... :rolleyes:
     
  10. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    It could be worse if the iMac goes to 16:9. 1920·1200 » 1920·1080.

    A > 24" iMac, I'd like to see 2560·1440 or 2560·1600.
     
  11. Coldacre macrumors member

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    why don't you just enlarge the font size in your browser?
     
  12. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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  13. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    When they make a 30" Quadcore Bluray iMac with a terabyte hard drive to hold a crap load of iTunes files. Add 8gigs of RAM and a killer video card and I'll be taking out a second mortgage to pay for it all.
     
  14. Drifte macrumors newbie

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    OP: sounds like a mac mini and 2 large displays would be what you want.

    O/T, can someone teach me the meanings to all the numbers listed after tv's and monitors? Is the IMac 1080p? I kind of understand what Im reading, but Ive never seen a scale or chart to really know what Im reading!
     
  15. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You know what might happen?

    Apple may in the later future make 16x9 displays which would work for a 26" display.

    Essentially the resolution would be 2400x1350. The ratio would be more in line with full length feature films. Sony has done the design with some of their new laptops.

    I kind of like that aspect ratio :)
     
  16. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I'd love the slimness of a 26" iMac because I don't need all the power of a Mac Pro, but I'd love to have a big ole screen. :D
     
  17. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I want Apple to keep the iMac the same size, but give me a true desktop. I'd love to have a MINI-TOWER with half the specs of the Mac Pro at half the price......

    Oh, sorry, just dreaming there. :D
     
  18. brand macrumors 601

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    Except that a Mac Mini does not support dual monitors.
     
  19. polar-blair macrumors regular

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    A 26" 16:9 imac would be cool!

    I know this is out of topic but what the chances of new cinema displays being 16:9? would be cool! It annoys be when I watch a movie on my iMac and there is so much wasted space on the top and bottom, would make sense to switch to a 16:9 screen.
     
  20. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    I would love an iMac TV with:
    ~36" screen
    ~4TB
    ~Front row DVR


    Power Book G5
     

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