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Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ooz, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Ooz Guest

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    Ordered 24" iMac (refurb from Apple store) for about 1400 US yesterday. Can't wait!

    It's been 15 years of relationship with PC/Windows. Wouldn't say it's been all that terrible journey, but definitely ready to start a new one!

    I have a concern after seeing a 24" iMac in Fry's (Irving, TX) that I might need at least 2.5 feet of distance between the screen and my eyes. Any suggestions on what works (I do not wear any kind of glasses/contacts).

    Best regards.
     
  2. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    You'll love it! I got a new one today from a local Apple Store. What you say about the distance from the screen is somewhat true. I came from a MacBook and sat right against my desk. My eyes started hurting and I was wondering if I had made a mistake getting a 24in iMac but then I just scooted my chair back alittle(novel concept:p) and what do you know, headache gone and now I love it again!!!
     
  3. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I believe you just found the love of your life.. enjoy. :apple:
     
  4. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    For the right distance put the unit about an inch further than your arm held straight out. Works well for me.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    My nose is about 40cm away from screen and never had problems. Turn brightness down so it don't hurt your eyes
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    That's almost exactly what I use too on a 24" iMac, at least for reading text, not watching a movie.
     
  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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  8. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    I still have my 1st gen 24 inch iMac. The family loves it. Still on tiger too. Your going to love it. An arms length is a good idea. Definately turn down the brightness. Get a external hard drive for your back ups to. Enjoy your new toy. :D
     
  9. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    I sit about 2' away from my 20". It sits back on my desk and my keyboard rolls out. So it maybe you need a new desk arrangement for it to work for you, but only you can figure that one out.
     
  10. edgcrshr macrumors newbie

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    I sit pretty close to my 24 inch (had it for 2 weeks and love it), I just turned the brightness all the way down and it still lights up the room.
     

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