Matching the iMac to 24" ACD

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  1. Tee.Nutter macrumors regular

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    I should be getting my iMac in the next few days and more than likely going to get the 24" ACD, so I can dual display it.

    I know there is a difference in height, so going to VESA wall mount the ACD :D

    I know the 24" ACD is LED and a slightly different screen to the iMac, the question I have his will I be able to get the screens to look pretty much identical i.e. brightness, colours or will I have to get something to calibrate the screens?
     
  2. UrFatMom macrumors regular

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    You seem to have a big budget. You should just buy 2 24" screens and a MacPro ;)
     
  3. Tee.Nutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    hehe, not that big a budget, got this stuff with my education discount. Your suggestion is the ideal, however it would blow my budget right outta the water and I don't fancy sleeping in the study, while the other half cools down ... So not quite there yet :D

    Can anyone offer any advice on my q's?
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would calibrate both displays; I would recommend the Huey Pro.

    As with the difference in height, you could always stack books.
     
  5. Shownarou macrumors regular

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    I was very disappointed when the new iMacs came out that they didn't fix this height issue. I went in to my local apple store and had a sales person on the floor check it with me. The apple associates at the store didn't even know of this.
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    The space issue is clearly because of the iMac's "chin", right? Not much they can do about it, I guess? Other than making the LED displays sit a bit higher than the stand.

    The stand are all the same, by the way. Saves Apple a bunch of dough on manufacturing I'm sure.

    Now, when will they make the iMac's display LED? I was surprised they didn't in the last update.
     
  7. JeepGuy macrumors regular

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    Well I think they should offer a matching monitor with the "chin", I know I would buy one.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Makes no sense to have empty space below the monitor. A third party should make a taller version of the aluminum foot (like mStand) that one can retrofit onto the ACD to make them the same height.
     
  9. Tee.Nutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not an issue about height of ACD, as I an going to be mounting it on my wall, so i'll be able to get the height correct.

    I am more concerned about getting the colours/contrast and brightness etc to match each other. Will try huey pro.

    Any other ideas anyone
     
  10. jnc macrumors 68020

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    The ACDs stand is different.
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Didn't they update the 2009 iMac to use the same shaped stand as the 24" LED ACD? We're not talking about the other ACDs here.
     
  12. jnc macrumors 68020

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    the iMac's stand looks a lot thicker and sturdier than the ACD's, which is really thin and flimsy... you can see the difference side by side
     

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