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JamesK
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27 inch iMac to 24 inch IMac?

Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:17 pm

I'm thinking of trading in my 27 in iMac for the 24 in M1 iMac. Has anyone made that switch and how do you find the difference in screen real estate?
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Re: 27 inch iMac to 24 inch IMac?

Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:58 pm

You can put a large number of pixels on the 4.5k display - not as many as a 5k iMac, but close.

It really all depends on how good your eyesight is.

I run my 5k iMac at 2880x1620 which is a bit larger than the default 2560x1440 - 3200x1800 is a bit too small for my old eyes.

The true pixel dimension of the 5k is 5120 x 2880, so the standard display is half that.
The 4.5k iMac is 4480 × 2520, half that is 2240x1260 - so you should get a very readable display with close to the same number of pixels - still far bigger and more readable than any mac laptop screen.

All depends on what you want to see
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Re: 27 inch iMac to 24 inch IMac?

Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:48 am

Thank you! I am also getting older and my eyesight is quite poor so I think I'd better stick with a 27-in. Perhaps the Mac Mini M1 with an external monitor would be a better idea for me. Cheers
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