2011 MBP and 2010 27" iMac as External Display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iammike1, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. iammike1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Columbia MD
    Been doing some reading but haven't quite found my specific situation.

    I understand that the new 2011 iMac's with Thunderbolt will not go into display mode unless the source is also Thunderbolt, aka a 2011 MBP.

    On the other hand, I have a 2010 27" iMac that is now out performed by my new 2011 MBP but I'd like to use the 27" iMac as a display now. Will Thunderbolt out to MDP in work?
  2. stefmesman macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    does work. but it will be a hell of an expensive monitor. i sold my imac for this reason and got just a screen.
  3. MJNBGA macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    New Zealand
    That's quite an expensive screen. I would either give it as a gift to someone, or sell it. You can put the money you make toward an SSD. :)
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL
    That would be great if (s)he wanted a SSD, but they want a 27" screen.

    Given the cost of a new Apple 27" display, and the fact that the iMac is still able to be used as a computer alone(laptop is in for repairs, someone else has it, ...), selling the iMac doesn't seem like a great, or even good, option.

    EDIT: And that would be quite an expensive gift.

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