Is the 24" iMac REALLY 24 inches?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ag55, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. ag55 macrumors regular

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    Silly question but i have a samsung syncmaster 2493HM, its my beloved 1080p monitor and has served me well.

    Im getting an iMac very soon and looking at the pictures and some videos the screen doesn't look 24". The aluminum bit at the bottom seems to take a lot of space up making the screen look small.

    Is the iMac screen as big as my samsungs?

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    If it wasn't, it would be false advertising on Apple's part. They don't usually do that.
     
  4. miiles macrumors regular

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    The 24" is measure from the one corner of the actual display, to the opposite corner. All 24" of those inches is actual display.
     
  5. ag55 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for clarifying, it always looked a bit small.
    But when it arrives its supposed to be huge.
    Cant wait :D
     
  6. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Just looking at them on pictures and on apples website doesn't give you a good idea at how big they are. My friend has a 20" iMac that I had seen in person but when I walked into an apple store and saw one of the 24" ones, it amazed me how big they were. It felt huge next to the 20". You will be very happy with the screen size on the iMac, it is very large and definitely 24".
     

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