So Glad I Went for 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Scrapula, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Scrapula macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    I went back and forth for a while, thinking the 27" was just too huge in the store. But, I was really hating overlapping windows. Also, my dock was very crowded and the icons had to be very small to fit them. This also made it hard to find what I wanted quickly.

    The first thing I noticed was that my dock icons are back to normal size, since I have so much more real estate. Plenty of room for multiple browser windows, too.

    Now that it is sitting on my desk, it doesn't really seem that big. I was already using a 22" before.

    Anyway, if you are on the fence - Think Big!
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I've ordered up my second 27". Can't ever see me dropping down, the real-estate is the key. A couple of buddies just didn't have space for the larger screen and have now received their 21.5's, nice Macs, but my BTO is wirth the wait...Won't get it until mid January but that gives me time to sell my current 2011 27"
  3. cole01 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2008
    Awesome! I can't wait till January to move on up to the big boy. It'll be such a departure from the 15" MacBook Pro I'm using right now. And I bet will be especially useful for photo and video editing!
  4. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Congrats on your new purchase. :)

    BTW, I have learned to launch and even switch between apps using Spotlight... pressing command-space bar and typing the first couple letters of an app is often faster than trying to click on it...
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Having configured two newbies now, with both users coming from a Windows based PC environment, it seems that CMD+Q is the most useful KB shorcut for newbies to OSX.

    I went over to my buddies to sort out his wiif etc. and he complained that the Mac was running slow.

    He had

    A couple of games

    All open, but of course he hadn't actually closed them completely...I explained that closing things down in OSX is a little different. CMD+Q is your friend!:)
  6. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    the 27" display is a joy - I dunno how I managed with anything smaller. Mind you, I actually have two on my desk - I'm running a dual-screen setup :D

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