Looking for a perfectly matched display for my iMac


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What i have now (which is really podunk) is shown in the attachment below.
Can anyone recommend a monitor that will match in height and appearance? thx!
Machine: Late 2012 iMac
Since you want a monitor that will match in height and appearance your only option is to purchase another 2012 iMac and use it in target display mode.
 

coocooforcocoap

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Since you want a monitor that will match in height and appearance your only option is to purchase another 2012 iMac and use it in target display mode.
ha, that would be overkill. okay, match-ish then. as close as possible. something better than my current solution :) thx.
 

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ha, that would be overkill. okay, match-ish then. as close as possible. something better than my current solution :) thx.
OK, then the obvious only only answer is a 27" Thunderbolt Display. Nothing else will come close to matching or the height of the 27" Thunderbolt Display. The 27" Thunderbolt Display does not have the chin and is not exactly the same height but you will find nothing closer.
 

coocooforcocoap

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but you will find nothing closer.
thx again. Surprising... but i can't seem to see anything from this end either. The philips IPS i am using on top of the fruit bowl is 1/5th the cost of a TB display. Maybe something like that, but with an adjustable stand to match the height of the iMac... hmmm
 

FreakinEurekan

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thx again. Surprising... but i can't seem to see anything from this end either. The philips IPS i am using on top of the fruit bowl is 1/5th the cost of a TB display. Maybe something like that, but with an adjustable stand to match the height of the iMac... hmmm
Get a tabletop-mount adjustable VESA arm for your Philips. It won't look like your Mac, but you'll be able to position it where you want.
 

coocooforcocoap

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Nothing a Sawz-All, an aluminum plate, and some two-part epoxy couldn't fix! ;)
ha, none of which is available in my village here in Nepal. but I could go the electronics shop just 5 km away and get a new display, with a VESA mount already on the back. we got those. but swivel arms, no way -- salad bowls, plenty. but i like the idea of making an arm from scratch, unfortunately all i got is a Leatherman to work with...