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Time to replace my Mid-2011 iMac..but need a new monitor first, suggestions?

  • 11-05-2022 9:19am
    Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,182 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal

    The time has come, I have to replace my mid-2011 27" iMac. It was top model at the time I bought it and with only ram and SSD upgrades its served me well. Unlikely in 2011 I don't have a shed tonne of money for a replacement.

    So I'm looking at buying a Mac Mini and separate monitor, I'm waiting for the new mac mini upgrade so I'm holding off for now but I have a 2014 mac mini to keep me going in the meantime that somebody gave me.

    In the meantime I plan on picking up a nice monitor, but I have a few requirements

    • 27 inch
    • Not dog ugly
    • inbuilt speakers (can't be bothered doing separate speakers)
    • Some built in ports on the monitor incl USB-C
    • Budget of around 400euro

    Based on this I'm leaning towards

    Can anyone suggest any other alternatives that would work well?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 8,072 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jim2007

    I’m the same situation… I’m not into hardware at alll and just thought I’d login and order a new one only to discover they don’t make them anymore ;-)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,551 ✭✭✭ quad_red

    My wife spent almost 3k on the same iMac (she’s a designer) and it kills me to see that beautiful screen go into the bin cos Apple are such a-holes they wouldn’t fit a graphics in port.

    Is there any way to change the guts in side these things with a Mac mini or something?