2011 MBP and 2010 27" iMac as External Display?

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

  1. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

    iammike1

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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