2011 IMAC 2nd Screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lee c, May 9, 2011.

  1. lee c macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2011

    I have been looking into adding my pc screen to my iMac, but on the photos of the back of the new iMac there does not seem to be a mini DVI port now, only the thunderbird ports. Is that correct and if so can anyone give me a reccomendation of a cable to go to my VGA screen?

    Thanks in advance
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    You need a MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter (sold by Apple and probably by a number of third-party vendors by now).
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Yep, what Leman said. I have THIS generic one from Amazon. Not Apple brand, but it works fine. If you'd prefer the Apple brand one, HERE is the link.

    If you have a DVI port on your monitor, the quality would be much better if you got a miniDisplayPort to DVI adapter instead.
  4. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Elyria, Ohio
    Too funny! It is Thunderbolt. I like thunderbird better though! :)

    EDIT: Also, I have no idea which cable you need, I replied to feed the grammar trolls. :)
  5. Bardofar macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    According to an earlier post, you need a thunderbolt enabled device to connect a 2 monitor to your new imac.

    See this post

    Or did i miss something :confused:
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    You totally missed something. That post is the other way around. From external source to iMac.

    I know its hard to fathom, but these answers actually *are* on the Apple web site: http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/

  7. Bardofar macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    Sry my bad, you are right, its the other way around thats the problem.

    as stated on the apples site.:

    "And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing adapter."

    sorry for the confusion :)

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