Can this be done with the 27" iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by psychoegg, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. psychoegg macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    A recent post on made me think that the 27" iMac could really be the ultimate computer for the graphic professional and offices in the graphics field.

    I don't know if this theory was discussed or if it is actually possible but according to Apple, the new iMac can be used as an external monitor for another device.

    If you bought the 27" iMac Core 7i version and hooked it up to a MacPro as a render server... that's a lot more computer for little to no more additional work space.

    Also... if this is possible... you could buy an iMac now and once you outgrow it you can still use it as a monitor for a Mac Pro and utilize the quad core for networked tasks like background rendering.

    Futher, if everyone in your office used a 27" iMac as a monitor (as it really is only about $100 less than the 30" cinema screen) and had a Mac Pro... you'd potentially have quite a networked renderfarm without actually taking up any more physical space in your office.

    That is if you can make it function that way... :confused:

    If so... amazing! :)
  2. ogc macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    there's a quite few threads already about this subject... :) look around
  3. psychoegg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    I have seen that the iMac can be used as a monitor but I wasn't sure if you could have it running while using it as a screen for a MacPro and have the actual iMac running in the background as a render server of sorts.

    I can't find anything letting me know if it can do that...

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