This VESA Mount Adaptor 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 Adaptor. Then connect any VESA-compliant mounting solution with a 100mm x 100mm attachment.
With the VESA Mount Adaptor attached, your computer or display complies with the VESA MIS-D, 100, C version specification.
Works with the following models:
- 24-inch iMac (aluminium and glass)
- 27-inch iMac (late 2009, mid 2010, and early 2011)
- 24-inch LED Cinema Display
- 27-inch LED Cinema Display
- 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display
- Not compatible with iMac (late 2012).
- Wall mount or articulating arm not included.
Ratings & Reviews
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 l ittle 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
168 of 188 people found this useful
You really need a Torx-capable screwdriver
This adapter kit contains two pieces: a flange that attaches to a stub inside the monitor/iMac, and an adapter plate that attaches to that flange (the adapter plate is the only part pictured in the its description).
A single Torx fastener driven through the adapter plate is actually responsible for aligning the whole assembly. It carries lots of strain and requires significant torque to install completely. If you try to torque the fastener by hand, you will strip the head. A high-torque screwdriver with Torx head is a requirement. …
- Written by Kyle S from Seattle
144 of 185 people found this useful
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 anyon e 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
125 of 147 people found this useful
The product looks great and the explanation on how to mount it is fine. It only seems that they expect it all to work as described , whereas I found some of the mounting did not work as simple as it was described, you need to supply quite a bit of force to get it mounted, even when following the instructions in exact detail. Considering that apple products can generally be used as a warm knife goed through butter, that seemed a bit disappointing. It does look great once installed though. …
- Written by Wim M from Maidstone
Over-engineered & poor QC
I must have gotten a dud. You have to put a lot of force on the center set bolt, so much so that the torx points started to strip so I gave up. Only one side bolt would align correctly, and with it in place, I could easily see that there was no way the other side bolt was going it due to the NASA-like tolerances milled in this thing. Come on Apple, we're not putting wings on the space shuttle!
…hoping the replacement works …
- Written by Mark W from Lewes
12 of 20 people found this useful
Got this installed today, very easy and fast. Only concerns is the quality of screws and tools which come with the adapter. Overal l a good product. …
- Written by Egor M from Brno
3 of 16 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Alison T from Boca Raton
- Jun 6, 2013
No answers yet
This item is not currently available in Apple Retail Stores (since the current iMacs don't work with them), but you can order one online and have it shipped to the store for free with Personal Pickup. …
- Answered by Kraig S from Deer River
- May 2, 2013
I am typing this answer on a 27" iMac (Mid 2011) which is mounted using this VESA mount adapter kit, so the answer is a definite yes :-) …
- Answered by Dominic H
- Mar 11, 2013
- Asked by Keith J from Parkes
- Oct 5, 2011
- Answered by Blaine D from Martensville
- Dec 29, 2011
- Asked by Margaret F
- Jan 19, 2012
- Asked by Peter M from Chapel Hill
- Dec 21, 2012