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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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iMac thunderbolt (2011/2012 models) as external monitor for Windows PC?

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Is it possible to use the iMac 2012 (or 2011) as an external monitor for a Windows PC? It would be great if you could keep the iMac, and just add a PC for heavy duty-gaming, when the iMAC isn't powerful enough anymore. I've read that there are PC motherboards now with thunderbolt connections.

Have anyone tested this?
Thanks!

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Why not just sell/trade the current iMac for a new i7 iMac? Then you have a simple migration to a machine that should be able to do everything you need. And you only have one machine and one OS to deal with.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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you could buy something to let you hook up an external source like PS3/xbox and presumably another PC. cant remember what it was called, but it was quite costly and does not work with thunderbolt displays.
At least not yet.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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I'm buying a new 2012 mac now, but I was just wondering a couple of years down the line.. if it was possible.

In fact, it is possible to use this on the Apple Thunderbolt Display, so one would assume that the iMac would be the same.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/5829/a...sis-z77agd80/2
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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we can hope that something like this will work with the thunderbolt iMacs eventually.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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Well if they update the model to thunderbolt, then it might work.
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