or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mac Hardware › Current Mac Hardware › Apple now offering iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters for $40 premium
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Apple now offering iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters for $40 premium - Page 2

post #41 of 51

Yay. I wrote a letter to Apple months back explaining that my company mounts 100% of our Macs and external displays (and we're 100% Apple), and that our very large investment in monitor arms and other infrastructure would require that we sit out this latest line of Macs due to a lack of a vesa mount. I'm not saying they listened to me, but I'm glad they made this an option.

 

+1 Apple.

I got nothin'.
Reply
I got nothin'.
Reply
post #42 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

See, this isn't even funny. He doesn't need that either.

True, you are much funnier knowing better what others need. Hilarious, really.
post #43 of 51
Well maybe they will add a 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 inch models for a IMac/TV combo( with upgraded functions for TV. With the Thunderbolt Display, upgrade it with better TV functioning and cheap software so it will just be ITV.

IMac possibility's in prices:
$2000-30 inch, $2300-40 inch, $2700-50 inch,$3000-60 inch, $3300-70 inch, $3700-80 inch
Thunderbolt(ITV)- 30 inches-$1000, 40 inches-$1500, 50 inches-$2100, 60 inches-$2700, 70 inch-$3000, 80 inches-$3300

(For the thunderbolt cord it will probably be eliminated for AirPlay functions)
post #44 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikon133 View Post

True, you are much funnier knowing better what others need. Hilarious, really.

Don't expect puppies to emerge from a pregnant cat.
post #45 of 51

Wall mount is good but will be even better with a touch screen.  I think that's the next step.  But may be not if Apple still follows SJ's thinking that touch screen for desktop doesn't make sense.

post #46 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by WelshDog View Post

This new solution doesn't look much different from the Apple VESA adapters I added to my several 30" cinema displays years ago.  Not sure I understand your fit and finish comments.  It's a mounting adapter that generally can't be seen when in use.  What's the problem?

 

The current iMac is a one or the other solution where as previous mounts allowed you to switch between Apple's desk stand and the VESA. If Apple is going to go with this solution, then the iMac backing should be more polished and not just screwed on as it is. 

 

People who have desks that are pushed against the walls need not worry about the look of the VESA plate. Some VESA stand/arm manufactures had made smaller VESA mounts specifically for the iMacs that did look nice. So if your desk is exposed to 360 degrees of view... its nice to have it look good... even on the "backside of the fence" that no one sees. 

 

My fit & finish remark was mostly towards the VESA stand manufactures... where aesthetics are more then absent. 

post #47 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by jragosta View Post


Not sure why it would require a separate production line. The mount could simply be added to the backs before assembly.


I wonder how long before we hear "How dare they charge $40 for a mount that's only $0.20 worth of aluminum? Those ba$tards. It ought to be standard."?

 

Well as a design guy, I've always been annoyed that the more recent iMacs (the "everything in the display" designs) and monitors weren't designed to accommodate  typical alternative mounting options from the start.

post #48 of 51

I can's say how it's attached from the photo. But the nature and arrangement of the parts is such that I doubt frictional stir welding would be practical or logical.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jragosta View Post
I doubt if it's screwed in. My guess would be their stir welding process.
post #49 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaarrrgggh View Post


That is for the old style. The screws have moved from being at the 1:00 position in the older generations to being at the 3:00 position in the current generation, so you can't access them without disassembling the computer.

Take a look at the current generation iFixit photo: http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/MwjRqELAmH4KPMUQ.large

I stand correct.  I had no idea.  Thanks for the update!

post #50 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPilya View Post

i wonder if the iMac Mount (www.imacmount.com) is still not a better solution. Both cases seem rather like a hack solution to me.... and I find Apple's solution to be a disappointment. I would like to see someone come out with a solid (and well finished) stand replacement specifically for the iMac with VESA. What is out there now is certainly not to the build and finish quality of the iMac sadly.

Nope, that one is stupid. It still requires you to cut the foot off if you're mounting the computer under a cabinet, or just don't want to have a ridiculous-looking foot hanging below the computer.

I do wish Apple would do it right and ship ALL iMacs with VESA mounts and make the foot detachable, and I may start specifying the VESA mount model for all installs if I can find a decent foot for desktop installs, it's much more flexible.
post #51 of 51

Great move Apple! Various applications - Not only this will be a great use in Enterprise (Schools, Hospitals, Financial institutions, etc.) but even at consumer level. Maybe Apple is trying to give desktops a boost - THis would we a great way of putting this in Kitchen.Maybe in the kids bedroom. It is nice flat device. Next thing is that as soon as they make this a touch device, the use will be incredible!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Current Mac Hardware
AppleInsider › Forums › Mac Hardware › Current Mac Hardware › Apple now offering iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters for $40 premium