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20" iMac

  • width: 19 `3/8" but looks 19"
  • height: 16 `1/8" but looks 15 `7/8"
  • screen width: 17 `1/8"
  • screen height: 10 `1/4"
  • distance from top to beginning of screen: 1 `1/16"
resolutions:
  • 1680 x 1050 native (1.6 ratio)
  • 1280 x 800 is slightly fuzzy but pretty good

17" iMac

  • width: 16 `3/4" but looks 15 `5/8"
  • height: 14 `1/2" but looks 14 `1/4"
  • screen width: 14 `1/2"
  • screen height: 9 `5/8"
  • distance from top to beginning of screen: 1 `1/16"
resolutions:
  • 1440 x 900 native (1.6 ratio) [1440 x 810 would be right ratio]
  • 1280 x 800 not available frowning smiley
  • 1152 x 720 slightly fuzzy but pretty good

Digital TV resolutions (all at ratio of 1.77):

  • 480p: 852 x 480
  • 720p: 1280 x 720
  • 1080p: 1920 x 1080