The iMac Mount VESA Adapter Kit
The iMac Mount VESA Adapter Kit provides a method for attaching the iMac to VESA compliant mounting devices by providing a mount
interface solution while the stand remains on the iMac. We offer a universal mount adapter kit for all 21.5 and 20 inch iMac models, and a
universal kit for all 27 and 24 inch iMac models. This includes the latest 21.5 and 27 (thin) models.
Our patented design integrates with the iMac stand using a unique fastening system, eliminating the need to remove the stand or modify the
iMac in any way. This allows for the iMac to remain as a portable computer and ensure warranty is not voided due to disassembling or
modification. 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.
"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 VESA.org 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.
Thanks for your assistance and patience.
As I mentioned, you - "imacmount.com" - was
the VESA mounting specialist recommended to
me as the expert to consult by Apple Care.
They obvious knew what they were talking about.
Best, and again thank you.
New York, NY
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|VESA desk mount articulating arm is not included
iMac Mount - iMac VESA Mount Adapter Kit
|Great News! Our iMac Mount VESA Mount Adapter Kits also works
with the new (thin) iMac 21.5" & 27" models
|All 20" Intel iMac
iMac Models Our VESA iMac Mount Adapter Kits work with:
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.
The iMac Mount Adapter Kit allows for all Apple iMac
computers to be used with a variety of alternate
mounting solutions, such as wall mount devices and
desk-mount articulating arms. Originally designed for
iMac models having stands that can not be removed,
our mount adapter kit has also become the standard
for users who want the benefits that come with
mounting their equipment, but do not want to modify
their iMac. There are many reasons for this, the most
popular being that customers prefer to maintain their
iMac as a complete and portable all-in-one.