Apple IMac Wall Mounting – VESA Mount Adapter Kit For Apple IMac 21.5", 20" and 17" Models
Searching for a VESA adapter bracket to mount your iMac computer to a arm or wall mount, but have not been able to find one, you are not alone. Thousands of iMac users with 17, 20, and now, the new 21.5 inch models are left to figure out how to attach their computers to VESA mounting systems. With these iMac models, the stand is not removable. The iMac all-in-one computer was designed to be a portable system, much like a notebook computer allowing users to relocate in their home or office, or take it with them on their travels. The option for removing the stand (foot) and replacing it with a VESA bracket interface was not included with certain iMac models including: 2009 iMac 21.5 inch, Intel aluminum iMac 20 inch, Intel iMac 17 and 20 inch “white” models, iMac G5 w/iSight 17 and 20 inch, iMac G5 (2006 and later) 17 and 20 inch.
The ability to mount the iMac computer to a wall or any mounting system requires that the iMac have a VESA compliant interface to attach to the device. For the size and the weight of the iMac, it is suggested that this interface offer the 100 x 100mm hole pattern for attachment. Furthermore, to remain industry standard these holes should use 4mm screw fasteners.
Not long ago, a client wanted to have their iMac computers mounted to the wall to save work space and it was assumed that there was a VESA adapter bracket available from Apple. When it came time to purchase the VESA adapter kits, we discovered these kits were either discontinued or not offered at all. Finding the necessary arm mounts and wall mount devices was simple, but attaching the iMac computers to those mounting systems was a new challenge.
Further investigation reveled there are many iMac users searching for the same VESA adapter solution, but with no prevail. It became apparent that in order to accommodate the client's needs, I would need to create a iMac VESA mount adapter kit from scratch. In discussing the adapter kit project with the client and people I had spoken with online, a few requirements for the iMac mount adapter were indicated. The top 3 requirements being:
(1) The adapter kit would not require the stand to be removed from the iMac. This provides the user the ability to not only mount their iMac to save space, but also use the iMac as a portable system since the stand remains in tact.
(2) The adapter kit would be universal – interchangeable with the 17 inch, 20 inch, and new 21.5 inch iMac computers providing a simple method for attachment.
(3) The VESA adapter kit should be esthetically suitable for the elegant iMac All-In-One computer.
These requirements and others were considered when developing the VESA Mount Adapter Kit for the iMac, and ultimately met. The adapter kit provides a VESA mounting solution for all 21.5″, 20″ and 17″ iMac all-in-one models. The bracket interface provides the necessary 100 x 100mm means for attachment and mounting the plate to the iMac is very simple, and doesn't require any modifications to be made to the iMac. The kit is esthetically suitable and blends in with the iMac computer.
If you are searching for a mount adapter kit for a VESA non-compliant 17″, 20″ or 21.5″ iMac computer, your search is over! For more information, please visit my website.