Adapter for iMac second monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AcesHigh87, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    My friend is going to be giving me his old computer monitor so that I can run a dual monitor on my 2011 iMac for editing purposes. Naturally I appreciate this but want to make sure I get the correct adapter for it.

    It's an old monitor and can only do 1650x1020 resolution but that will do for me since the iMac screen is still going to be my primary. I believe that the monitor can only handle VGA so HDMI is out the window. Is this the correct adapter for the current iMac's to VGA?

    If so, would any adapter like this work? I would really rather not have to pay $30+ just for an adapter when I could probably get one half that price from amazon or something.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yes, that adapter will work, but you can also use one from Monoprice:

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