iMac thunderbolt (2011/2012 models) as external monitor for Windows PC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mac32, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Mac32, Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    #1
    Hi,

    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!
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    MCAsan

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Location:
    Atlanta
    #2
    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.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    #3
    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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    #4
  5. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    #5
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    #6
    Well if they update the model to thunderbolt, then it might work.
     

Share This Page