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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Will we see a 30 inch IMac shortly?

Rumors on web the state that a Major IMac refresh coming May 2nd.

What do you think?
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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #2
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Doubtful for May 2nd, but I don't doubt a 30-inch iMac is coming eventually; though, that could be an obnoxiously sized unit...
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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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Man, and I thought the 27" was BIG, but a 30" WOW that's gotta be good for carpel tunnel neck strain. ;-)

Our neighbour has one of Apple 30" and it's huge - and he insists on having about 400 icons on his Desktop. I know, I know and I keep telling him.
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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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I don't see a 30" iMac on the horizon. I mean, in the last year, they just discontinued the 30" screen, released a 27" one and also released their smallest laptop (11" MBA).

With the success of Mobile devices like iPad and iPhone driving a huge percentage (~80% now I think) of Apple's revenue, I just don't see the fit in their product lineup for something bigger than a 27" iMac.

Have you used the 27" iMac, OP? I'd venture to say it's plenty big enough and almost has the same # of pixels as a 30" display. And if somehow it's too small, there's always hooking up another 27" Cinema* beside it.

*(Or a refurb Core2 27" iMac, that's almost as cheap as the 27" Cinema - or at least it will be after the iMac refresh next week. It's like getting the computer for free!)
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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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Man, and I thought the 27" was BIG, but a 30" WOW that's gotta be good for carpel tunnel neck strain. ;-)

Our neighbour has one of Apple 30" and it's huge
The first time I saw a 30" screen I thought it was huge and silly. I now have one and found that you get used to it and it doesn't seem so silly.

The 30" screens have been a 16:10 ratio instead of a 16:9 of the 27". So you gain a few more pixels vertically. That was something I wanted.
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Any fool who would want to carry a 30" iMac out of a store is a fool.

I tried to carry a 27" and nearly broke my back.
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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #8
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The first time I saw a 30" screen I thought it was huge and silly. I now have one and found that you get used to it and it doesn't seem so silly.

The 30" screens have been a 16:10 ratio instead of a 16:9 of the 27". So you gain a few more pixels vertically. That was something I wanted.
I'll agree that the 16:10 ratio is nice and I really appreciate it with my 24" iMac (1920 X 1200) and it helps accommodate the Dock if kept at the bottom as I do and even if it's kept quite small.

But if someone gave me a 30" 16:10 ratio display, I don't think I'd complain except for maybe the neck strain. ;-)
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Any fool who would want to carry a 30" iMac out of a store is a fool.

I tried to carry a 27" and nearly broke my back.
Well... you're not 26 anymore, chap.
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I much prefer dual 1920 * 1200/1080 vs a single 27" monster but I can see the appeal of the 27" esp in dorm rooms etc where it functions as a TV as well etc.
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