IMC - iMac VESA Mount Adapter Kit

IMC - iMac VESA Mount Adapter Kit
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IMC - iMac VESA Mount Adapter Kit
See Photo (Top) - Example of the iMac VESA Mount Adapter attached to the iMac and ready to be mounted.

See Photo (Left) - Example of the iMac VESA Mount Adapter attached to the iMac and supported by a monitor arm ( arm not included).

The iMac Mount Adapter Kit allows for 21.5 and 20 inch iMac all-in-one computers to be used with a variety of alternate mounting solutions, such as wall mount systems and zero footprint articulating arms, based on the VESA flat panel mounting interface (FPMI). We are proud to introduce the new mount adapter kit for all 27" and 24" iMac models!

Introducing the iMac Mount VESA mount Adapter Kit

The iMac Mount VESA Adapter Kit provides a method for attaching Apple iMac all-in-one desktop computers to VESA compliant mounting systems providing a VESA mount interface solution for iMac models while allowing the stand to remain in tact. The iMac Mount VESA Adapter Kits are specifically designed for all 20, 21.5, 24 and 27 inch iMac all-in-one computers.

The iMac Mount VESA Adapter Kit's patented design integrates with the iMac stand using our unique fastening system, eliminating the need to remove the stand or modify the iMac in any way. This allows for the VESA Adapter Kit to maintain the integrity of the iMac as a true portable computer and ensure warranty is not voided due to disassembling or modification to the iMac. When mounted, the fastening system allows for the iMac to be dismounted quickly and easily for relocation or travel.

Note that VESA mount devices used for mounting iMac computers are required to have the 100mm x 100mm (approx. 4 x 4 inch) hole pattern and must provide the proper weight capacity for your iMac.

What our iMac Mount VESA Mount Adapter Kits do: Provides the necessary VESA compliant interface for the iMac 20, 21.5, 24 and 27" iMac models to be attached to a VESA - 100 compliant mounting device.

What it doesn't do: Our VESA Mount Adapter Kit will not mount the iMac directly to the wall.

Special Note:

"VESA" and the Apple iMac All-In-One

For people who may not be familiar with the term "VESA compliant", VESA stands for "Video Electronics Standards Association". The common definition when referring to LCD and Flat Panel monitors is: "VESA standard" means a hole pattern on the back of the monitor; 75 mm x 75 mm or 100 mm x 100 mm (approximately 3" x 3" and 4" x 4" respectively). The diameter of the screws used to mount displays with VESA mounting is 4 mm. The VESA mounting holes on the back of LCD monitors may be centered or located towards the bottom stand. With certain displays you may have to remove the stand or a cover plate before you can access the mount holes. If you are interested in more in-depth information about VESA standards, the website also provides summaries of the organization's display mounting standards.

As confirmed by Apple's Support Site: No VESA Mount Adapter Kit for iMac Intel base 21.5 and 20 inch "aluminum" models. Also, previous "white" Intel base 20 inch and iMac G5 models with iSight, making these iMac models VESA non-compliant. While similar in form to iMac G5 models, G5 models with iSight are not compatible with Apple's iMac G5 VESA Mount Adapter Kit (discontinued).

The 20" iMac models from the "White" series iMac Core 2 Duo have the same housing and stand as the original Intel powered iMac Core Duo series, and these models are VESA non-compliant as well. The confusion is because Apple at one time did provide an optional VESA mount adapter kit with similar iMac models. The earlier iMac G5 models that could be made VESA compliant with adapter kits are: (2) models with 20" displays -- the iMac G5/1.8 20-Inch and G5/2.0 20"; also, (3) models with 17" displays -- the iMac G5/1.6 17", G5/1.8 17", and G5/2.0 17".

With regards to all iMac all-in-one models offered after these pre-iSight models, only the 24" and 27" iMac models have had VESA adapter kits available from Apple. The 17", 20", and 21.5" iMac models were left having no VESA bracket kit option and more importantly, no easy method for removing the stand. Because of this, and the fact that most people who purchase the 20" and 21.5" iMacs as a "portable" computer, it was essential to develop a VESA adapter kit for the iMac that would not require the stand to be removed or any modification to be made to the computer. The iMac VESA Mount Adapter Kit provides the best of both worlds for the iMac user as it allows them the flexibility to attach their iMac to a VESA mounting system and mount their iMac the way they would like to e.g., above a work surface, on a wall, kitchen cabinet, etc. Then, when they decide to temporarily move their iMac to a different location or take it with them when they travel, the iMac is ready to go with a few turns of the patent pending fastening assembly.