If the iMac Pro is only 27" whats the point?

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  1. fourthtunz macrumors 6502a

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    If the iMac Pro is only 27" whats the point?
    What about Us pros that want a larger screen?
    Why oh why can 't they make a "PRO" 32 screen?
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    If you're a true professional user, most often you'll be considering the resolution, color reproduction of the display, and prioritizing those aspects over the physical size. Apple has done a good job in those two areas with the 5K display in the iMacs, and offers by far the best display in any all-in-one desktop on the market today.

    But of course, some workflows require an external monitor - and if you're already spending $5K+ on a new iMac Pro, purchasing one of those is inconsequential.
     
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  4. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

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    This is more or less a market test. If they made it bigger and it didn't catch on then the entire endeavor would be a waste of money. With it being the same size even if it doesn't catch on the lessons learned and R&D money spent can trickle down to the regular 27" iMac, which they will anyway.
     
  5. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    they desperately needed something to show to "prove" to people they had not forsaken the "Pro" label. The iMac Pro was nothing more than a stunt to shut down the conversation about how disgraceful Apple's attention to the Mac Pro market has been.

    Why do I say stunt, because promising to deliver something six months away is easy, putting them in the hands of the review sites early is impossible with a powerpoint product. Still it did its job, it silenced the big critics and got geeks oohing over a gray chassis.

    hell the number of people suddenly "needing" the iMac Pro is jump the shark hilarious. Reminds me of those house hunting shows where the husband works a crayon shaving company and his wife works from home with her rainbow sticker business, their budget is only 750,000
     
  6. Firebrand macrumors regular

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    Actually drooling over the bezels ;-)
     
  7. fourthtunz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its not the price of an extra display its the real-estate :)
    I don't have room on my desk for a 27" iMac and another monitor..I also Like to use it to watch iTunes etc..
    so I don't want it broken into 2 monitors or watch on a 27"
    I do audio and want at least a 32_36" monitor..screen res is inconsequential to me.. If they won't do a mini
    that a mid level user would want maybe they could make one with a 32" screen..thats all I'm asking :)
     
  8. Zirel Suspended

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    And you’re going to prove your theory or not?

    The only monitor more “professional” than the 27” 5K resolution that Apple has, costs $5K on its own...

    If you want a bigger screen, what is the problem of connecting it to your crappy 4K monitor via USB-C? In fact, I would not call a 4K screen at 32” a monitor anymore, it’s a TV at that point... with a big area for a low resolution...
     
  9. ivoruest macrumors 6502

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    It is a pretty darn good screen. Enough to fulfill everybody's biggest endeavors. If you need bigger, then the Mac Pro is what you need to get.
     
  10. William Payne macrumors 6502a

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    I must say while I'm not denying peoples want for a huge monitor. I must say that 27" is a good size. I personally like to be able to have the entire monitor in my field of view as where I sit at my desk if the monitor was huge I would have to move my head all the time.

    Even when using safari or iWork/Microsoft office. I don't even go full screen with the page as I find it is big enough already. If I am using editing software then different ball game, full screen all day.

    Don't get me wrong I used to be one of those guys who wanted a huge screen but that was back when screens were small now I have realised that there is a definite optimum screen size/seating position ratio which is very much down to the users personal preference.
     
  11. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Just connect the upcoming Apple 8K display to your iMac Pro.
     
  12. fourthtunz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, you have room on your desk for both a 27" iMac and another monitor? IMG_5747.jpg
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    Yep a used mac pro will probably be what I do since Apple does not want to take my $5000
    for a high end Mac mini or a 32" screen iMac ;(
     
  13. dborod macrumors regular

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    There's really two issues with regards to monitor size. One is the number of inches measured diagonally, and the other is the number of pixels. I wonder if the original poster doesn't want more pixels rather but just wants more inches. In which case, it would be relatively easy to get a second monitor that is much larger in the physical size but has fewer pixels, and just put the iMac farther away.
     
  14. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Yes, I have a second 27" display to the right of my 5K iMac. :)
     
  15. typecomp, Jun 24, 2017
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    Most often would be the key word. For professional users like myself who started out their career with a Mac SE30, resolution and repo are benefits, not necessities. Not having enough space for tool bars and multiple docs is a production killer that would make the importance of rez/color subordinate to size.
     
  16. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Connecting a 32" 1920x1080 TV to an iMac will give you a lot less room to work with compared to the iMac's built-in 27" display. Resolution dictates usable screen space, not the physical size of the screen; easy to forget, but a fact nonetheless.

    Because of the iMac's resolution, you even have the option to run it at higher-than-native in software. Won't be displayed 1:1 with the actual pixels on the screen, but because they are so small it's hardly noticeable, and you get more space for your work as a result. However, multiple documents and toolbars fit on the screen even without doing that.
     
  17. fourthtunz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ture for most work but If you're using your monitor for tv watching and Protools its nice to have at least a 32" monitor.
     

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