Can an Imac be used as a external display?

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  1. Blow up tre1 macrumors member

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    I am probably going to be getting a laptop for my next computer to replace a 20' sep 07 imac.
    I was wondering if I could use the imac's display as an external laptop display.
    I know that it is possible to use it as an external hard drive, but not a display.
    Does anyone know if this would be possible?
    I'd assume I'd need to connect them with the correct dvi-or whatever they are cables.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    The latest 27" ones can.

     
  3. Blow up tre1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks :)

    Thanks mate.
    It looks like a good program, but it's a pity it's not free :( Anyway I doubt $20 will be hard to find. I thought there would be a program somewhere for this kind of problem.


    And as I stated in my original post, this is a sept 07 imac, not a 27' new one...
     
  4. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like kind of a waste. If your current iMac works, why don't you sell it and use the money to buy a nice, new, bigger monitor? You'll get all the benefits and you'll save money on the electric bill.
     

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