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21.5" or the 27" iMac

 
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Jun 13, 2014 09:21 |  #16

P_Elting wrote in post #16969245 (external link)
I have the 21.5" and wish I wouldn't have picked that moment to be cheap. Another vote for 27.

Well said.
The difference is really huge, and if space is not an issue definately go larger.


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Jun 13, 2014 09:25 |  #17

I moved from 21.5" to 27" and never looked back.




  
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Dec 03, 2014 16:00 |  #18

Hi

Always go big.

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Dec 03, 2014 18:44 |  #19

27 all the way. I feel like I cam do true split screen which is handy when the three yr old wants to watch photo editing.

I also was able to upgrade RAM much more economically than via apple


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Dec 03, 2014 18:47 |  #20

27 all the way! It is a beautiful thing to look at!


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Dec 03, 2014 21:03 |  #21

27" is the way to go


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Dec 03, 2014 21:13 |  #22

I have the 5k on order. 27" or bust! Mine will be ready on the 19th...seems like forever.


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Dec 03, 2014 21:54 |  #23

Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #16919337 (external link)
IMO there are no downsides to 27" 1440p displays, either you have the budget and desk space for one, or you don't.

I have a 27" and my wife has a 21.5". I feel bad for making her get the small one to save a few extra $$$ that in the life of the computer is small change.




  
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Dec 09, 2014 13:06 |  #24

27" for me is a no-brainer. I don't even remember using smaller than 24" monitors, besides the MBP 15".


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Dec 10, 2014 00:52 |  #25

As most have said, get 27. It may seem too big at first but you'll soon even want bigger.




  
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Dec 20, 2014 05:34 |  #26

27 retina 5k imac here -- that is until a 30 iMac come out.


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Dec 22, 2014 21:47 |  #27

I love my 27" imac. Its big enough to multitask without staining your eyes




  
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Dec 22, 2014 21:59 |  #28

27" iMac here as well. I thought it would be too big as well, but once I got it home, set it up and started using it, I adjusted to the size pretty quickly. I like the extra real estate.



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Dec 23, 2014 01:55 as a reply to  @ jay125's post |  #29

I own the 21.5 mid 2011. I use it with double display (32" the second one ). One of the reasons that was not mentioned why I would go with the 27 is the fact that you can hang it on the wall ( no option for the 21). Mine allows RAM upgrade, I do not know about the new ones.




  
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Dec 23, 2014 19:18 |  #30

Another vote for the 27", I'm in the process of getting another monitor for mine. You get used to the size extremely fast. Also consider buying from apples refurbished site to save some cash!




  
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