VESA Mount Adapter Kit for iMac and LED Cinema or Apple Thunderbolt Display

  • Overview

    This VESA Mount Adapter Kit allows your 24-inch or 27-inch iMac computer, 24-inch or 27-inch LED Cinema Display, or Apple Thunderbolt Display to be used with a variety of alternative mounting solutions, such as wall mounts and zero-footprint articulating arms, based on the VESA flat-panel mounting interface (FPMI).

    With a tool in this kit, you can remove the iMac or display stand and attach the VESA Mount Adapter. Then connect any VESA-compliant mounting solution with a 100mm x 100mm attachment.

    With the VESA Mount Adapter attached, your computer or display complies with the VESA MIS-D, 100, C version specification.

    Compatibility

    Works with the following models:

    • 24-inch iMac (aluminium and glass)
    • 27-inch iMac (late 2009, mid 2010, and mid 2011)
    • 24-inch LED Cinema Display
    • 27-inch LED Cinema Display
    • 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      It fits perfectly!

      I was a little worried about buying this mount due to the previous review saying that it didn't fit. But, I bought and created a little video showing how it's i I was a little worried about buying this mount due to the previous review saying that it didn't fit. But, I bought and created a little video showing how it's installed. It does fit just fine, but I can see why it might seem like it doesn't fit. Search for "Apple VESA Mount Adapter Unboxing and Install" on YouTube. I can't post the link here.

      • Written by Geoff T from Beaverton

      288 of 320 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It fits perfectly!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Unsurprisingly excellent design

      I used this to mount a Thunderbolt display to an ergonomic sit to stand arm and it worked great. It should be no surprise to anyone that follows Apple that this I used this to mount a Thunderbolt display to an ergonomic sit to stand arm and it worked great. It should be no surprise to anyone that follows Apple that this is a well designed product. While installing it I was struck at how much thought went into it and how well it was built. The installation was very smooth and painless. If you have trouble getting the holes on the sides of the flange to line up read the instructions, you have to tighten the center bolt on the adapter very tight in order to bring the plate down enough to line up the holes.

      • Written by Daniel W from Oakland

      190 of 225 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unsurprisingly excellent design

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly

      I have 3 x 27" LED cin displays and using the VESA mounts I have moved them all to flexible arms. VESA mount is quite flush to the back of the monitor so does n I have 3 x 27" LED cin displays and using the VESA mounts I have moved them all to flexible arms. VESA mount is quite flush to the back of the monitor so does not strain the pivot of the arm more than needed with such heavy monitors Removing stand and adding mounts to all 3 monitors went smoothy, but does take about 15 minutes work per monitor.

      • Written by Nicholas M from Oakland

      39 of 43 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works perfectly

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Troubles with installation...

      I initially bought this because I wanted to mount my 27 inch iMac (2011 model) and my 27 inch benq gaming monitor on a dual mount. However there were two obstic I initially bought this because I wanted to mount my 27 inch iMac (2011 model) and my 27 inch benq gaming monitor on a dual mount. However there were two obsticales. First the mount is insanely difficult to install. It is clearly impossible with the provided hardware. I ended up stripping the included screws and bending the Allen wrenches. I had to go to my local hardware store to pick up a proper t10 torq wrench and some replacement screws. I found it also nessesary to remove the two rubber bumpers to even get it screwed down enough to get the side bolts to line up. Once I finally got the adapter installed, I then realized that the iMac, at around 30lbs was way too heavy for the mount that I bought. You need a seriously expensive mount for something this heavy. This was an oversight on my part. But the installation of this adapter should have been a lot easier than it was ... I ended up putting the original stand back on until I find a better dual screen mount.

      • Written by Anthony F from fresno

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Troubles with installation...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Do not buy!!!

      I purchased a 27" IMAC 5K only to find that the VESA mount does not fit!!!! Why sell me the bloody thing. One very unhappy customer!!!

      • Written by Graham F from Perth

      Is this review useful?Do not buy!!!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Deeply Frustrating Installation

      I've spent the past hour simply trying to get past the 1st task: tripping the spring to expose the screws. Apple provides you with an "Access Card" which, t I've spent the past hour simply trying to get past the 1st task: tripping the spring to expose the screws. Apple provides you with an "Access Card" which, theoretically, can be wedged between an iMac's existing stand and the top of the entry slot for that stand. Not only could I not wedge the card in the tight space provided for it, but the card won't trip the spring no matter how hard I try. I can occasionally hear clicking inside as though I'm catching something, but I've been unable to expose the screws. I just purchased two 27" iMacs and I cannot trip the spring on either one of them. I'm installing a mount. A simple mount. I should not be this difficult. This is definitely one Apple product which fails the company's standard of, "it just works."

      • Written by Dustin S from Lake Forest

      5 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Deeply Frustrating Installation

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