Removing the stand for new 27" iMac and carrying it in laggue

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  1. yusahakan macrumors newbie

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    Dear all,

    I have a weird question.

    I am thinking to buy new 27" iMac however, i might need to carry it in my luggage for overseas. Do you have any experience about it?

    and is it easy to remove the stand?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. yusahakan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so you are saying that if I buy with stand, I cannot remove it?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, as far as I can see, the 2012 iMacs lack that ability, though this post here confuses me a bit.
     
  5. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just carry it in its original box.

    You can check that in as a piece of luggage.
     
  6. yusahakan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's a pretty good idea however, it is too big to check in. exceed max size.
     
  7. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    So how do you plan to take it as luggage if it already exceeds maximum size?

    The shipping box is not much bigger than its actual size.
     
  8. karpich1 macrumors regular

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    It will probably be more trouble than it's worth.

    Most airports I've been at require you to take the device out of the bad and put it on a tray that goes through the scanner / x-ray machine. Even if it's buried in your carry-on luggage.

    And I don't think those trays are big enough for a 27" screen


    Also, I recall going SOMEWHERE they wanted me to actually power on the device. It was maybe 3-5 years ago (I forget where) so I don't know if that place still has that requirement. But if places still ask for that... powering on a laptop (via battery) is much less of a hassle than finding a plug to power up the iMac.



    So your only real alternative is to pack it in your checked luggage, and I don't know how safe that's going to be.
     
  9. MacFro macrumors member

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    Unless you need to transport it often, i would pay a little extra to transfer in the original box (in disguise maybe). At least then you would know that it is properly protected.

    If you go for a vesa mount you would still need to bring an extra stand, which would defeat the purpose of that option i guess.

    Or you could just go for the obvious alternative... a macbook pro :) Maybe with a foldable stand and extra keyboard/mouse if you want that stationary experience.
     
  10. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    If you are going to be traveling often, I would recommend investing in a case, like the Peli Storm iM2875 case with foam and custom fit it for the iMac dimensions.
     

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