- Sep 7, 2012
Do you have to sit further away from the 27" than a "normal" size screen? What's the recommended distance?
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).
(i'm responding to your respondents really but I cant see that the resolution makes any difference as some are saying; the bigger the screen the further it has to be from your eyes otherwise you are moving your neck the whole time) ps i know this is an old thread and probably not relevant to you anymore but it was exactly the q i was asking.Do you have to sit further away from the 27" than a "normal" size screen? What's the recommended distance?
I'd also like to know for those that wear glasses like myself if your screen is at 3- 3 1/2 ft do you wear your tv, or distance glasses or what?