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    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Modify iMac Height
    Has anyone done this, or does anyone have a brilliant idea about how I might lower the height of a (recent) iMac. I'm weighing up the options of 1) a refurbished Intel iMac or 2) a new Mac Mini plus monitor.

    The Mini is leading the contest at present, but the iMac is pushing hard because of its superior performance, built-in camera, etc.

    If I can lower an iMac from its height of 469 mm (18.5") to 425 mm (17"), without doing major damage to the stand, it'll fit nicely between the top of the work desk, and the base of the shelf above.

    Would someone with a recent iMac please measure and tell me the distance from front to back of its stand base (see attachment), thank you.
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Here's a possibly "crazy expensive" idea...but thought that I would throw it out there just in case:

    Bretford MobilePro Desk Mount - Apple Store (U.S.)

    There may be some similar (non-Apple) options out there too.


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    Stretch's Avatar
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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    The distance you are looking for depends on which model you get. The 27in model has a larger foot to deal with the larger and heavier screen to hold up.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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