Buying a new 21.5 this week questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dazed, May 25, 2011.

  1. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    So i'm finally going to get the 21.5 and am hoping to connect it to my existing samsung 23" monitor.

    Will any of the graphic card be able to handle multiple monitors? I dont play games so its just for lightroom, photoshop and also bootcamping windows 7.

    Would I be ok with just the base model or is the "high" end 21.5 worth the extra few $100.

    Also, I have a mDP to HDMI adapter, as well as a HDMI cable. this should be all I need to connect right ? There isnt any weird apple only cables I have to use is there ?


    Thanks
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    I ran dual monitors, 24" 1920 X 1200 and a 17" 1280 X 1024 with a 64 meg card.
     
  3. dazed thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Does the base 21.5 also support 16gb Ram ? The apple website only allows 16 on the higher model but can i just buy 4x4gb elsewhere or have they purposely crippled the base model to 8gb?


    Thanks
     
  4. dazed thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    bump.

    Im hoping to buy today, can anyone comfirm the max ram on the base 21.5 please.


    Much Appreciated.
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  6. olindacat macrumors member

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    Don't let this guy's tone put you off. He's made a name for himself. It'll take 16GB! Get as much RAM as you want and enjoy it!
     
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    Brown Trout macrumors member

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    I should have the "high-end" 21.5 next week I did as an Apple BTO. I went up to 8G and the quad i7 because I have a nephew in college nearby that drops in a lot. His funds are limited, he has an older Vista laptop and he games a lot when he drifts in, so that additional $400 for those 2 options are going to be for for him.

    What a great Uncle I am, no?

    I use some Flight Sim and other aviation stuff, and edit quite a few images but didn't think I would have needed those additional capabilities unless my nephew was hanging out as much as he does//
     
  9. dazed thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. iRobby macrumors 6502a

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    To answer your question all the 2011 iMacs are:

    NEW! iMac Mid 2011 UPGRADES

    [​IMG]

    • 21.5" i5 2.5GHz
    • 21.5" i5 2.7GHz
    • 21.5" i7 2.8GHz
    • 27" i5 2.7GHz
    • 27" i5 3.1GHz
    • 27" i7 3.4Ghz
    Works with Model Identifiers: iMac12,1 & iMac12,2
    Recommended Memory Upgrades

    • Total of Four Memory Slots
    • Install Pairs (2 at a time) for best performance
    • Maximum of 32GB Total Memory Supported


    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/iMac/2011/DDR3_21.5_27
     
  11. Codpeace macrumors member

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    Dude (well, I think, maybe you're female, of course), I must say that you chose the most appropriate possible User Name for yourself! LOL...
     

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