New iMac 27

I have just taken delivery of my new 27" iMac to replace my 20 with a blown logic board. (still looking for a replacement board if anyone comes across such a thing)

One word

AWESOME!

If you are considering a change/upgrade then hold back no longer. Can’t say I am taken with the standard titchy keyboard that comes with it but I have a perfectly good older wireless one with numeric keypad I will use, but the new magic mouse is good.

First foray into an Intel and Snow Leopard but so far so good.

Only negative thing is that the missus thinks its too big - but what does she know eh!

David


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Hi David,

I should be going to Bournemouth next week to get mine, to replace my 17" modal. As my partner said in the shop, when checking out both new modals, “You can do a lot with five and a half inches”

I’d agree with you. It is AWESOME. Love the look of the new mouse.

I cant wait.

Also, iPhone comes out on Orange on the 10th November. Looks like Christmas has come early for me this year…

Regards

Lee


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Don’t say these things, David and Lee.

I’m just 2 miles from an Apple Retail Store and I daren’t go in.

Seriously, though, how do you find the glossy screen? My old 20" is
matt and virtually sans reflections.

Colin


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how do you find the glossy screen?

Too early to tell as I have only been working with it in a pretty controlled lighting situation so far ie its dark outside!

As to size - before the new one was announced I had already decided on a 24 as I felt a 20 wasn’t big enough any more so when the new ones came along it had to be the 27 but… I think that I would have been quite happy with a 24 and I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of folk think that the 27 is too big.

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I have been using a 24 here in the office for a couple of years now and am quite happy with it. But the quad core processor in the 27 is tempting. The extra real estate would be good too.


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Thanks Dave

I was going for a 24 before the big new beastie was announced. As
usual, there’s a gap in the Apple line-up that would fit my wish list
better. Now semi-retired and working from home I don’t need to go the
big Mac Pro route, but would welcome a new “iMac Plus”, which I
envisage as basically a matt screen iMac with a pod on the back to
take an expansion card or two and a second hard drive or optical drive
(for duplicating), when required - useful for adding storage (without
cluttering the desk) and updating graphics performance, for instance,
or adding specialist firmware. But then I’d hang on to it even longer
than my current iMac and that wouldn’t help Apple sales very much!!

Colin

On 28 Oct 2009, at 23:38, DeltaDave wrote:

how do you find the glossy screen?

Too early to tell as I have only been working with it in a pretty
controlled lighting situation so far ie its dark outside!

As to size - before the new one was announced I had already decided
on a 24 as I felt a 20 wasn’t big enough any more so when the new
ones came along it had to be the 27 but… I think that I would
have been quite happy with a 24 and I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot
of folk think that the 27 is too big.


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I use the new 24" glossy cinema display. Initially I though that the
glare was too much but the colours and vibrancy are great. As long as
you don’t have any strong lights directed at the screen it will be
fine. I too work in a controlled lighting situation and love the screen.

With regard to the size, 24" is just about perfect – I have all my
iChat, Email and iCal on a 2nd monitor, so no clutter on the primary
cinema display. 27" does sound big, so would be interesting to see in
the flesh.

There was talk of a matt screen from apple.

Nathan Garner
Creative Director

Austin Wells Design Limited
One Elmgate Drive - Littledown - Bournemouth BH7 7EF
t 01202 301271 e email@hidden w http://www.austinwellsdesign.co.uk

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On 29 Oct 2009, at 09:20, Colin Alcock wrote:

Thanks Dave

I was going for a 24 before the big new beastie was announced. As
usual, there’s a gap in the Apple line-up that would fit my wish
list better. Now semi-retired and working from home I don’t need to
go the big Mac Pro route, but would welcome a new “iMac Plus”, which
I envisage as basically a matt screen iMac with a pod on the back to
take an expansion card or two and a second hard drive or optical
drive (for duplicating), when required - useful for adding storage
(without cluttering the desk) and updating graphics performance, for
instance, or adding specialist firmware. But then I’d hang on to it
even longer than my current iMac and that wouldn’t help Apple sales
very much!!

Colin

On 28 Oct 2009, at 23:38, DeltaDave wrote:

how do you find the glossy screen?

Too early to tell as I have only been working with it in a pretty
controlled lighting situation so far ie its dark outside!

As to size - before the new one was announced I had already decided
on a 24 as I felt a 20 wasn’t big enough any more so when the new
ones came along it had to be the 27 but… I think that I would
have been quite happy with a 24 and I wouldn’t be surprised if a
lot of folk think that the 27 is too big.


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Thanks Nathan

My lighting is fairly well controlled - I think I’ve just been put off
slightly by the amount of reflections you get in Apple’s (far from
ideal) Retail Store environment. Anyway, in less than a couple of
years, I’ll be in my seventies - so I don’t see myself slaving away
full time on high profile jobs that don’t give my eyes a break or two!

Colin

On 29 Oct 2009, at 10:06, Nathan Garner wrote:

I use the new 24" glossy cinema display. Initially I though that the
glare was too much but the colours and vibrancy are great. As long
as you don’t have any strong lights directed at the screen it will
be fine. I too work in a controlled lighting situation and love the
screen…


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Hi Colin, I don’t notice the glare at all now. Yes Apple probably have
lost a few sales because of the high gloss screens and high gloss
retails stores – not so bright! Maybe a controlled booth to sell the
screens would be good.

Nathan Garner
Creative Director

Austin Wells Design Limited
One Elmgate Drive - Littledown - Bournemouth BH7 7EF
t 01202 301271 e email@hidden w http://www.austinwellsdesign.co.uk

Member of NAPP

On 29 Oct 2009, at 10:22, Colin Alcock wrote:

Thanks Nathan

My lighting is fairly well controlled - I think I’ve just been put
off slightly by the amount of reflections you get in Apple’s (far
from ideal) Retail Store environment. Anyway, in less than a couple
of years, I’ll be in my seventies - so I don’t see myself slaving
away full time on high profile jobs that don’t give my eyes a break
or two!

Colin

On 29 Oct 2009, at 10:06, Nathan Garner wrote:

I use the new 24" glossy cinema display. Initially I though that
the glare was too much but the colours and vibrancy are great. As
long as you don’t have any strong lights directed at the screen it
will be fine. I too work in a controlled lighting situation and
love the screen…


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I have all my iChat, Email and iCal on a 2nd monitor

Yes that is the way I have been used to working in the office. Docs on main screen, palettes etc on a smaller one but now no longer necessary - even at 1920 x 1200

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On 29 Oct 2009, at 10:22, Colin Alcock wrote:

My lighting is fairly well controlled - I think I’ve just been put
off slightly by the amount of reflections you get in Apple’s (far
from ideal) Retail Store environment. Anyway, in less than a couple
of years, I’ll be in my seventies - so I don’t see myself slaving
away full time on high profile jobs that don’t give my eyes a break
or two!

Colin, you beat me on age by about five years; I’m 62 and have been a
photographer all my working life; I belong to several photographic
forums and have read a lot about the glossy-screen horror.

Now semi-retired and working from home I don’t need to go the big
Mac Pro route

Exactly my situation too. I got a 24" iMac a couple of months ago and
adore it. The glossy screen has not been a problem for the simple
reason that when I’m sitting looking at it, the screen is a couple of
feet away, and that’s what I’m focusing on. The reflections in the
screen are of the wall of the room behind me, which is about eight
feet away, plus the two from the monitor to my eye, for a total of ten
feet. I find that when I’m focused on the screen, whatever is
reflected from behind is so out of focus as to be unimportant. The
only slight problem I’ve found is when I’m editing photographs, and
there is something brightly coloured behind me; although out of focus,
the colour can ‘overly’ a portion of the image I’m working on and
affect it, albeit subtly.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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Thanks again Paul

Since, apart from copywriting, I mostly produce for “the shiny screen”
anyway, these days, I can live with what you say and will probably
invest in new gear soon. I shall just have to be careful, on the odd
print design job, not to lambast the printer for a lack of vibrance
when put to paper!

Colin

On 29 Oct 2009, at 11:37, Paul Bradforth wrote:

On 29 Oct 2009, at 10:22, Colin Alcock wrote:

My lighting is fairly well controlled - I think I’ve just been put
off slightly by the amount of reflections you get in Apple’s (far
from ideal) Retail Store environment. Anyway, in less than a couple
of years, I’ll be in my seventies - so I don’t see myself slaving
away full time on high profile jobs that don’t give my eyes a break
or two!

Colin, you beat me on age by about five years; I’m 62 and have been
a photographer all my working life; I belong to several photographic
forums and have read a lot about the glossy-screen horror.

Now semi-retired and working from home I don’t need to go the big
Mac Pro route

Exactly my situation too. I got a 24" iMac a couple of months ago
and adore it. The glossy screen has not been a problem for the
simple reason that when I’m sitting looking at it, the screen is a
couple of feet away, and that’s what I’m focusing on. The
reflections in the screen are of the wall of the room behind me,
which is about eight feet away, plus the two from the monitor to my
eye, for a total of ten feet. I find that when I’m focused on the
screen, whatever is reflected from behind is so out of focus as to
be unimportant. The only slight problem I’ve found is when I’m
editing photographs, and there is something brightly coloured behind
me; although out of focus, the colour can ‘overly’ a portion of the
image I’m working on and affect it, albeit subtly.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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At 19:38 -0400 28/10/09, DeltaDave wrote:

As to size - before the new one was announced I had already decided
on a 24 as I felt a 20 wasn’t big enough any more so when the new
ones came along it had to be the 27 but… I think that I would
have been quite happy with a 24 and I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot
of folk think that the 27 is too big.

I was hoping for for a 24" model with 8GB of memory. A 27" one on its
stand may not fit on my desk under a shelf. The 24" Samsung screen I
have just clears it. The Apple website gives the overall display size
but not including the stand. How high is it please?

David


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As near as 52cm - yes I had a similar situation and had to move the shelf up.

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