Just bought refurb iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Apocrathia, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a refurbished 3.06ghz iMac off of the apple refurb store. I already have a mac mini for a server, is there anything I should know about the iMac that you found out a while after getting yours that you wish you knew from day one?
     
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Yes...the vieable screen portion of a 24" iMac sits higher than you (or at least I) would normally adjust a 24" monitor. With bifocals it makes it even worse to have the screen sit so high.

    Remedies are: 1) Lower desk - just bought a new desk to accomodate the iMac and my existing 24" monitor in a dual configuration, so that was out. 2) Buy a higher chair - my seat height is already 20.5" off the floor, which is almost the max for most chairs....and I'd want a "good" replacement chair that would cost minimum $400 and gain me maybe an inch more height - so that's out for the time being. 3) figure out a way to lower the iMac height - iMac doesn't come with VESA mounting holes...you need to buy a VESA adapter ($25), spend an hour installing it, then buy a VESA arm or stand capable of supporting a 24" monitor that weighs 25 pounds. I took choice 3.

    Otherwise, I LOVE the iMac!
     
  3. Apocrathia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've already looked into the vesa adapter option, I was considering getting an ergotron mount (or at least something similar from monoprice). I actually use an exercise ball as my desk chair, so hopefully height won't be a huge factor, then again I do have a 46" lcd mounted above my desk, so i'm sort of used to looking up anyways. My macbook already sits on a stand to raise the screen up a good bit as well.
     

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