Size of bezel on 21.5 imac

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  1. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502

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    I had an adjustable monitor and I'm trying to figure out how high the imac screen sits. Can anyone tell me the size of the top bezel? How far beyond the screen does it go? Or could ahyone measure from the bottom of their desk to the top of the imac screen (without bezel)?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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  3. EightyTwenty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, but I was looking for the size of the bezels that surround the screen (which are quite large).
     
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    The newer (2012-current) iMacs have no bezels. You mean screen size vs viewable area?
     
  5. EightyTwenty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    iMacs have ENORMOUS bezels. It's covered by glass, but it's clearly a giant bezel. Just looking for an approximate size. I'm thinking maybe 1.5 inches?
     
  6. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    I think you're confusing bezel and screen area. I wouldn't consider the border around the screen to be a bezel per se, considering the glass goes edge to edge, there really isn't a true bezel.

    however, a quick google search for the 21.5 iMac screen size/viewable area is 18.7" x 10.5" according to another post where someone claimed they called apple and those are the dimensions they were given.

    EDIT: just checked using the Pythagorean theorem, the numbers pretty much work.
     
  7. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    those "ENORMOUS bezels" are for space between the screen and the ventilation/speakers....you need that if you dont want a lot of dust to come to your screen
     
  8. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    the black border at the bottom of my late 2012 is 2.3cm, the aluminium border below that is 5.7cm. The first pixels appear 16.3 cm above my desk
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    No I think he's looking for the black border surrounding the actual display of the iMac and the enormous chin at the bottom

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  10. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    The bezels look fine to me as does the chin. I understand many of the monitors being put out nowadays have smaller bezels but I just don't see the issue
     

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