- Sep 7, 2012
Do you have to sit further away from the 27" than a "normal" size screen? What's the recommended distance?
Unless your monitor is a touch screen running windows 8, distance to the monitor is a factor of screen size, definitely not arms length for a 27" monitor.Any ergnomic specialist will tell you that the monitor should be arms length away from your eyes so reach your arm and make sure your fingers are barely touching the monitor.
i will be buying an lg 27 but i assume font scaling will be available from the mac mini ?Guys and gals, if you find moving further away from the screen makes the text too small for you, can change the scaling to provide larger text and it will still be excellent quality. This is one of the benefits of Retina, although you will lose effective screen real estate.
The main problem with the iMac's ergnomics is the screen height of the 27" since the chin raises it up, and this can't be changed unless you resort a 3rd party VESA stand or a desk with adjustable height (which can have other ergonomic problems).