Is 27 inch 16:9 notably bigger than 24 inch 16:10?

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  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    I ask because the 24 inch previous generation Imacs seem to be about as large as I can go in my setup, but I'm very interested in the new machines!
     
  2. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    do you have approx 1.5 inches space at eaither side?:confused:
     
  3. cloudstrife13 macrumors member

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    I've uploaded a picture showing a 24" 16:10 VS a 27" 16:9
     

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  4. toddngina macrumors member

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    Cool, can you do that analysis for the 20" vs the 21.5"?
     
  5. cloudstrife13 macrumors member

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    Here you go.

    Looks like roughly the same height just more width
     

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  6. cube macrumors G5

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    27" 16:9 is a bit wider than 27" 16:10

    So you can measure 3 more diagonal inches from your 24" and add a bit of width.

    Or here you have the exact measurements:

    http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html
     
  7. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    cloudstrife13,

    You rock! Thanks for posting this...

    Bryan
     
  8. byke macrumors 6502a

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    This is one of those posts that I truly appreciate.

    If someone would be so kind, could you please post a picture comparison of the 27" monitor versus the 30" Apple ACD? (in terms of size)

    Many Thanks
     
  9. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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  10. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    so the 27" is closer to the 24" in size (except for width of course) than 30"

    good thing

    it makes the 27" less enormous than the impression given by the number
     
  11. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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  12. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    30" ACD is still the king then! Interestingly though, the pixel density is going to be totally different on the new iMacs. The 27" has the same horizontal pixel length as the 30", but is physically smaller.
     
  13. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, Cloudstrife! That's exactly the info I was hoping to get! Amazing!
     

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