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    wood New Member

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    Even apple does not seem to have answer, not online chat anyway.
    The 21.5 imac, I assume that is diagonal but I have never had a imac and apple does everything different than I am use to.
    What is the height and width of the viewing area of the screen.
    On my windows dell screen that is 21 inch the viewing are is 18 and 5 eights by 10 and 3 quarters
    Does anyone know the height and width of the viewing area
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Hello,

    -Which exact model iMac, the current? Standard or Retina 4K?
    -With or without the bezel?

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    the $1099.00 one, without retina, current model on apple site, I would upgrade to ssd, 256 gbs seems alright to me, never had a mac but on my 5 year old windows I have 500gb hard drive, I have only used 70 gb so I thing I would not fill it up
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    The actual viewing area would probably the same as all 21.5" iMacs - which is approximately 18.5" width by 10.5" height, since all non-Retina/4K 21.5" iMacs are 1920x1080 resolution. The bezel thickness would be the main variable.

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    thanks, this is more difficult than I thought, also don't like adorama or best buy, they seem to hide a lot of stats.
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    No worries.

    Is their a particular need for those specs, as most people only care about the diagonal, the resolution, and the size of the entire iMac.

    Just curious,

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    I like fast computers, always have, a 1 tb 5400 is terrible, I have a 8 year old laptop with that, I buy the most ram which I can afford, since retirement everything has had to go to a lower level but I get the best I can, this one is, 4k non retina, 8 gb ram ddr4, 2.3 processor, 256 ssd, I think that will still be fast enough, any insight into imacs you can give would be appreciated, I have watched 2 dozen videos on youtube.
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    No worries.

    Depends on what your normal usage is. For Internet, email, some photography, light music/video work, and other general tasks, any of the current iMacs will be excellent. I agree that the SSD is the way to go over a standard or Fusion drive, at the expense of less storage space. However, you can always add external Thunderbolt drives, which are extremely speedy these days.

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