My Take on the iMac ,Purchased today (Glass Screen Removed)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by darrellishere, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. darrellishere macrumors 6502

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    Well, let just say I've just removed the glass and what a REVELATION!
    Brighter/Whiter! Apart from the very odd, slight Yellow color shift down the middle of the screen of course!!! MMMM Whats that about!! LG

    (Im gonna live with it!

    I was apprehensive about buying this revision, loads of reasons! Soon to be dated!! Uneven backlighting, pixel burn in, double glazing!

    I went with the Nivida 8800GT, to speed up aperture, and hopefully hardware exeleration support in Snow Leopard. But it doesn't seem to be optimized very well for Aperture, or am I expecting to much smooth panning of NIKON D70 RAW Images ??? Maybe I need more Ram!

    Why did I blow the extra £270 on exactly . LOL-

    P.S. Note to future self,
    Black Friday discount cannot be combined with student discounts! LOL :rolleyes:

    EDIT-Have to say now, I've made the adjustments below, and used a spider color profile off here , I'm Loving it! SERIOUSLY :D
     
  2. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean you removed the glass?
     
  3. darrellishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi their! If you use a little suction pad, you can safely remove the glass!
    Its secured with small magnets.

    Its ever so easy and is an option worth trying if you suffer from eye strain , etc.

    Here is a link on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9gVDH-7d34

    My verdict - Screen is more gorgeous and colors are more natural, but this is just my preference ;)
     

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  4. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    So I wonder how safe it is for the screen to leave the glass removed. Is the screen underneath basically the same as the older matte iMac screens?
     
  5. darrellishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Harder, like the gloss covering on the Macbook Air, shinny!
     
  6. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    So basically Apple is just being lazy by not offering some sort of matte option? I mean if THAT is all it takes to get the reflectimax glass off, you'd think there would at least be a third party that would make a matte replacement.
     
  9. darrellishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I totally agree! I'm surprised a third party hasn't looked into releasing a new magnetic frame!

    There is still some reflectiveness. I prefer this small amount of gloss effect to the glass.

    Compared to my old imac the Alu is a design marvel!

    P.S. BTW SHADES is ACE!!!! Really cool utility :)

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/31515

    The more I use this mac, the more I like it!
     

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  10. mannix87 macrumors 6502

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    i'm intrigued by this. not that i'll try it; i'm just saying :)
     
  11. macall75 macrumors member

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    the screen is there for a reason,helps keep dust,scratches,fingerprints off the lovely glossy screen,think you've really spoiled the look of it too,cant wait for new to recieve updAted imac
     
  12. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    What's the snaazy looking liquid effect you got going on in the first 2 pictures...?
     
  13. darrellishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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  14. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking the same thing. How hard would it be for a 3rd party to manufacture a matte version to replace it. Or a privacy screen. Or any one of a number of options.
     
  15. suburbia macrumors 6502

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    My God-- that matte screen looks so much better! I can't understand why this is not offered as an option?!?! What is the appeal of glossy? It's extremely annoying...
     
  16. minik macrumors 65816

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    As a current crop 24-iMac owner, that glass-less iMac looks naked and out of place.
     
  17. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    And you can tell the improvement from these pictures? These pictures that you are viewing on your glossy screen?
     
  18. darrellishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree, it dose look a bit naked,

    Maybe some small component manufacturer could produce a replacement magnetic Aluminum bezel!

    With or without another matted/hard protective screen layer.

    Giving it a truly matt, e.g. anti reflective & speckled like the older screens?

    I could just see them all over ebay! Shipping from china from China :)

    We like paying over the odds for all companion products.

    GOD, I bought the rather expensive Aluminum mStand! Only to return my macbook pro for the imac LOL

    And their is a OSX blue ray player, for mac on ebay too.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-Mac-Mac...14&_trkparms=72:1301|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318
     

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  19. darrellishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't get me rong, the glass is great for watching Movies and Tv and for generall use! iPhoto etc

    I just dislike the tint! I use apature alot, so makes sense for me!

    And would not see any point in removing the glass from my parents! or brothers iMac!

    No need!
     
  20. darrellishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    PS The replacement screen and bezel, could look like this! Silver and gloss!
     

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  21. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Well, you could get a glass cutter and cut out the glass from the center, leaving only the black border around it. Maybe take it to a glass shop and have them smooth out the rough edges from the cut. It would look less naked that way.
     

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