Vesa mounting the 27" iMac!

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  1. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    I want to buy the 27" iMac, but for various reasons - most importantly height - I need to have it hang off a Vesa mount arm that will swing over my desk. Unfortunately, I need the screen to be fairly low, and the iMac stand would be in the way. MY QUESTION: is the stand on the iMac detachable, or not? When you mount it, do you simply have the stand hang below... seems ugly. Any ideas? Also, what is a good arm that would attach to a wall and extend at least 3 feet? TIA!
     
  2. musukosan macrumors regular

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    The stand comes off... so no worries there.

    I can't help you with your second question. Sorry!
     
  3. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you musukosan, that was very helpful. I'm researching these wall mounts, up to 50lb... not bad, since the iMac is about 30lb. If anyone has any recommendations, feel free to jump in!
     
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    Thanks Imola Ghost, interesting that it needs an adapter. Now, to find an arm... I need it to collapse back to the wall, the flatter, the better, then to extend up to 3 feet and pivot the screen 90 degrees. It'll be a search... jump in if you have an idea... this will help others, who may be considering mounting their 27" iMac... some solutions will work for some folks, others for other folks. Great answers so far!
     
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    Make sure you have a good set of allen wrenches (the kind with a handle you can grip and put some torque on). Gettting the 1st piece of the VESA adapter screwed down tight enough to mount the 2nd piece properly is a bear.
     
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    I posted a similar thread yesterday - - Best Arm Options For New 27" iMac, and in it I provided some links to the various brands of arms I was initially looking at if you're interested.

    Currently, I'm leaning towards the Innovative 7500 because of it's 27" reach, the longest of the less expensive arms (~$250) - - here's a YouTube video of it in action.

    If you're looking for a longer arm, you may need to consider the types dentists use - - these ICW Elite's have a reach of 42" and up, though they are costly (~$500).
     
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    You need to buy the VESA adapter and you can then mount the iMac to any swing arm you want that is VESA compatible (almost all of them are).

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/VesaMountAdapter_InstallationGuide.pdf
     
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    Does anyone think this mount would work or can recommend a similar one? If it's mounted on the wall I want to know if I could make turn it completely perpendicular without the iMac side hitting the wall...
     
  12. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I don't see any specs as to how much weight it'll support - and it says up to a 26" monitor. The 27" iMac is considerably heavier than a 27" LCD monitor....make sure the arm will support the weight.
     
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    It says "This swing out arm mount fits most TV 15"-20" and some up to 27" and it says the weight capacity is 33lbs... is that pushing it? I know the iMac weighs about 29lbs without the stand. I don't want my iMac to come crashing down on the stone below it.
     
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    You've got a little margin there (4 pounds), so the arm will probably be OK...I'd make sure it's really well mounted to the wall though....make sure it's into a stud and not just hanging off drywall.
     

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