4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2011 10:33 AM by Smudge
New York New York Level 1 (0 points)


does anyone know where i can find the exact dimesions for the 27" cinema display?

like in a diagram or maybe a blueprint that shows all the exact measurements (height/width/depth)?


im planning to remove the foot and put it in a wall but i would like to make the hole in the

wall exactly the same size as the display. including the rounded corners.


can anyone help with this?



27in cinema display
  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    From the apple tech specs page for the TB 27":


    Height: 19.35 inches (49.1 cm)

    Width: 25.7 inches (65 cm)

    Depth (with stand): 8.15 inches (20.7 cm)

    Weight: 23.5 pounds (10.8 kg)


    I measured my 27"s width (mini-displayport model but I don't thing that matters) and measured the depth of just the monitor and it's approximately 1.25".  I say approximately because the back is slightly curved toward toward the center so I had to just eyeball it with a ruler along the edge.  I'm mentioning this because of what you said you intend to do so the published depth with its stand is a useless number.


    Note, even if the monitor depth itself is about 1.25" the power cable that plugs into it in the back has a stiff rubber color so I would allocate at least 2" for the depth to accommodate it.


    Isn't there a local store where you can see one of these monitors?


    Update: Sorry I don't have specs on the rounded corners.  But FWIW the curve looks about the same circumference as a quarter.

  • New York New York Level 1 (0 points)

    i need the exact height w/out the foot...

    and i intend to make a hole for the power cable and other cables..

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Heh, missed that measurement.  Again because of the curved back I had to site mine against a ruler and it measured 15 15/16".


    I don't think you are going to find any apple diagram or blueprint showing exact measurement due to proprietary issues (unless they patented it).  I know at one point I tried to get apple to tell me even how thick the cover glass was (I don't recall why I was asking that now) and they used "proprietary" as an excuse not to tell me.

  • Smudge Level 1 (120 points)

    As X mentioned, you won't get exact blueprint specs outside of Apple.  You will just need to measure it yourself.


    However, here is what I have just measured, without the stand.

    Width: 25 11/16 inches

    Height: 15 5/8 inches

    Depth: 2 1/8 inches


    The back also has the cables sticking straight out.  They are bendable but I wouldn't bend them too far.


    Be aware that the bottom of the display has ventilation holes.  These displays can get very warm and you should not block the airflow vent holes.  Also the internal speakers sound comes out the bottom holes so if you want audio, you will need this part open.


    I would strongly recommend you build your wall to have an inch or two extra then install a black plastic or fabric curtain around the display to cover the space.