How many people will have all 3 at home? There's a good few around comparing the 24" with another iMac at home though. At least this picture gives a real world picture, from multiple angles, on how the iMacs look. Why does it matter if it's in a store, on a desk, rather than in a home, on a desk. It'll look exactly the same.dcv said:Cool photos. It's still a retail not home setup though...
I will, hopefully, so just being a bit cheeky (if I ever get around to actually ordering the 24" and then of course will have to sell the other two!)zerolight said:How many people will have all 3 at home? There's a good few around comparing the 24" with another iMac at home though.
Maybe ye mean relatively smaller cause it actually gets bigger.zerolight said:Which get's proportionally smaller as the Macs get bigger. It almost dominates the 17" model yet disappears on the 24" model.
Do you know what proportionally means?enda1 said:Maybe ye mean relatively smaller cause it actually gets bigger.
So the 24" iMac is too big, but a screen of the same size + a bigger box sitting beside it is not too big? Excellent logic.enda1 said:I think the 24" is too big though for what it is. After the 20" id start looking at ACDs. But thats just me.
lol add me to the list. i passed by the apple store and the screen is just way too big. most users sit about 1-2 feet away from the screen (unless ur watching a movie). having a 2' screen right in front of u might make u dizzy after a while.MovieCutter said:Yup, it's definitely just you...
Surely most people have a desk that's about 2 feet deep. So already, before even factoring in the distance you sit from the desk, on a chair, you are already at least 2 feet away from the screen.wchong said:lol add me to the list. i passed by the apple store and the screen is just way too big. most users sit about 1-2 feet away from the screen (unless ur watching a movie). having a 2' screen right in front of u might make u dizzy after a while.
well it's different when you have more than one monitor since by shifiting your eyes to the window you only move SIDEWAYS. with 24" you need to look up and down and with prolonged use it may put stress on your neck.zerolight said:Surely most people have a desk that's about 2 feet deep. So already, before even factoring in the distance you sit from the desk, on a chair, you are already at least 2 feet away from the screen.
Also, unlike a movie, you don't need to see ALL the screen at the same time. You focus on just part of the screen, probably equivalent to that of a 19" 4:3 screen, looking at the window you are interested in. Except, unlike on a smaller screen, instead of having to shuffle windows around if you are working on more than one window, you just merely pan your view over to the other window.
Everyone oohs and ahhs over 30" ACDs and 23" ACDs, knowing they can't afford one. Then out comes a 24" iMac that's within most peoples grasp and you get all these people who don't have either a >23" ACD or a 24" iMac suddenly saying, ooh it's too big. Personally I find that a load of, how did someone put it yesterday?, moose testes.
The people who think it's too big are the people who don't have one, have never used one, and aren't currently in a postion to have one. Everybody has a use for screen real-estate. Many people have two monitors and switch from one to the other. This is no different, except the monitors are infact just blended into one. You look at the portion of the screen you are interested in, not the whole damn thing. When you want to watch a movie, you just move back, stick your feet up, pick up the remote and press play and watch the whole screen from a distance thats comfortable for the whole screen. Then you get an email, you go back to the desk, look at the email window which is on a small portion of the screen, and find that sitting 2 feet away is just fine for looking at that window.
Of course, if you stubbornly refuse to look at windows, and maximise everything to fill the screen then you'll be too close to comprehend things comfortably. But then that's a total misuse of the technology. People who know how to make use of these screens are the exact same people who are buying them.
I find a 1280x 1024 screen resolution way to constrictive. Having 1400x1050 on my laptop is OK, but I still find myself wanting more space to work with. Upping the resoltion, and keeping the screen size small just makes everything too tiny.
At work I run two 19" monitors at 1280x1024. At home I run one monitor at 1900x1200. It's more or less the same solution without an air gap between them, which makes it easier to work with multiple windows and applications, which is why the >23" ACDs came about in the first place, and why the 24" iMac exists. Not everyone expands every window to fill the screen.
that is because i find the other points to be validMBHockey said:I think zerolight is absolutely right. He makes some very valid points, yet you seem to focus on the only one you could possibly take negatively. Shame.
While it may be bad taste to say it, that certainly doesn't preclude it from being true in some instances.
My take would be the 24" might just be too much bulky plastic, not too much screen size.zerolight said:Do you know what proportionally means?
So the 24" iMac is too big, but a screen of the same size + a bigger box sitting beside it is not too big? Excellent logic.