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    actual screen dimensions

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    actual screen dimensions
    hi gang! this is my first post after a long stint of lurking. i have searched high and low for the actual dimensions of the imac screen(s) and can't seem to uncover that info anywhere.

    i'm looking specifically for the height and width of the 17" imac and the 20" imac screens. i know the pythagorean theorum could be useful here, but i only know the length of the hypotenuse so a2+b2 =c2 doesn't do me much good.


    any help would be much appreciated as i am about to pull the trigger on my switch VERY soon. good bye windows!

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    christm's Avatar
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    Dec 18, 2005
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    ibook g4, imac 2ghz c2d, mbp 2.4ghz c2d - 10.5.1
    hi there and welcome.

    i have just measured mine and it is

    across - 36.5 cm

    diagonal obviously 17"

    and up - 23cm

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    actual screen dimensions
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    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    20in diag

    17in across
    10 3/4in up

    you actually can use pythagorean theorm, you know the diag, and the aspect ratio of 16:10, just a little more math.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    actual screen dimensions

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    i certainly appreciate it guys. actually, i was unaware of the exact aspect ratio.


    now, if you can just make up my mind for me as to which one to get...

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    actual screen dimensions

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    2ghz Core 2 Duo Imac 1GB ram Superdrive
    Get the 20".

    I have had both, now currently have the 17".... it's just too claustrophobic with the 17"
    Core 2 Duo Imac

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    actual screen dimensions
    christm's Avatar
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    ibook g4, imac 2ghz c2d, mbp 2.4ghz c2d - 10.5.1
    i have the 17" and i find it fine.

    20" just would look too big on my desk (normal size desk)

    plug budget

    my say - get the 17" and spend the spare money that you didnt spend getting a bigger screen on RAM. !

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    iMac 17" Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM + 20" ACD
    Get what you can comfortably afford, but don't be afraid to go for the 17"- it's what I have, and I'm doing just fine.
    Sitting, waiting, wishing...

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