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Old Dec 9, 2012, 12:32 PM   #1
cks1885
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New iMac as monitor for Windows PC?

Hi all,

so alot of different opinions is out there. My you can verify it for me?

Have a lenovo X230 "work pc" with a mini display port output. I need to hook it up to a monitor when im working in my "home office".

I would really like to grab one of the new imac's but i need to be sure if i can use the monitor.

I saw this link:
http://techtips.salon.com/use-imac-pc-monitor-1648.html

Can someone confirm that this can be done?

Thanks alot
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Let me call, um, . . . . ********.

Enlarge this for yourself and find the port being discussed in that Salon article.

It's not there.

I think since (2010?) Apple monitors are Thunderbolt.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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The only iMac this has a possibility of working with is the 2010 27" iMac. The 2011 and 2012 iMacs have Thunderbolt inputs only. Mini displayport connections won't work. There are some PC motherboards with built-in Thunderbolt controller connections, but so far, according to discussions in this forum, it appears that the iMac's Thunderbolt target display mode works with output from Macs only.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:31 PM   #4
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Let me call, um, . . . . ********.

Enlarge this for yourself and find the port being discussed in that Salon article.

It's not there.

I think since (2010?) Apple monitors are Thunderbolt.
The article is correct, but it's about the older models (2009-2010):

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:32 PM   #5
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http://support.apple.com/kb/PH4469?v...S&locale=en_US

Maybe this could help get you in the right direction in seeing if the new models will support this somehow. Thunderbolt to hdmi?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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