Can my iMac support a second monitor?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Soundhound, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    It's a white 24" 2.16 ghz Core 2 Duo. It has what looks like a monitor plug in the back next to the firewire and usb ports, but don't know for sure? Anybody know if these can drive external monitors in additional it's build in one?
     
  2. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Yes. The second monitor can either be a "mirror" of your desktop or an extension of the desktop.
     
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    great! When getting a second one, will pretty much any monitor work? I'm needing the seconde monitor for music work, not photoshop or visual stuff, just need it to be clear, doesn't have to be gorgeous. Mostly needs to be dirt cheap...

     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    Yes just about any monitor will work that has DVI, VGA and/or HDMI. You will simply need the correct adapter cable. Your iMac has a Mini DVI output port, you will need a Mini DVI to DVI, VGA or HDMI adapter cable. If the external monitor has DVI and/or VGA it really doesn't matter which way you go the quality will be the same for the type of work you are doing.
     
  5. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Terrific! Thank you for the info. I'm feeling less claustrophobic already.

     

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