IMac & Big monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Howard Brazee, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

    Howard Brazee

    Oct 24, 2006
    Lafayette CO
    My wife has a laptop computer. She has two big computing wishes - one is to have a big monitor for her laptop computer, and the second is to buy a 24" iMac.

    So I have been searching to find the cheapest solution to enable the IMac to work as a monitor. It seems ridiculous that the IMac doesn't have an input to be used as a monitor, but I guess Apple doesn't do everything right. But I would have expected to see a third party add-on to do the job.

    I'm not finding one in my web searches though.

    Any recommendations?
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL

    The screen is totally stuck to the computer.

    No way to do anything else.

    You can, however watch TV on it with eyeTV
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    I'm not sure you can... the iMac is not a monitor with computer... it's a laptop without a keyboard. It isn't meant to be used as a "monitor" in the fashion you wish.

    Can't she do what she wants to do on the iMac and then copy projects to her laptop and from her laptop to her iMac?
  4. uspcommuter macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2004
    Don't know if this works...but maybe worth a try?

    I was looking for some additional display space for my iMac G5 onto my iMac G3 thats just been hanging around in a corner. I came across this on , havent tried it yet...if anyone have any experience on it...please comment.

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