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    iMac and dust.
    Do the iMacs get dusty?

    If so, Should I put an air filter next to it?

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    Yes absolutely

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    You should NOT repeat NOT put any sort of electrostatic or ionising air cleaner ANYWHERE near a computer for what should be obvious reasons. You can put such a device on the other side of the room, provided the room is spacious.

    The current model iMacs have a limited capacity to collect dust, but as they are electrostatic in nature they do of course attract dust.

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    Most computers ( especially desktops ) are at the mercy of their environment. The cleaner that environment....the cleaner the computer and it's associated parts.

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    A simple solution would be to just dust it, whenever it gets dusty.

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    Thanks guys. It's just really dusty where I live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    You should NOT repeat NOT put any sort of electrostatic or ionising air cleaner ANYWHERE near a computer for what should be obvious reasons. You can put such a device on the other side of the room, provided the room is spacious.
    Mostly because they're not very effective.

    If it's "really dusty" - then you should take care of that before setting up your new machine. The iMac can and will inhale dust and that's something you should try to minimize. Dust is unavoidable but if it's "really dusty" and I've seen places that are - then you should mitigate that first.

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