can use my iMac as second monitor for new Macbook Pro 13"?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by zeppo2, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. zeppo2 macrumors member

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    Currently I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009), Model Identifier: iMac10,1

    I plan on buying a Macbook Pro this year, maybe even this week. If I buy now, it will probably be the 13".

    I need the laptop for a beginning programming class at school. I need the additional monitor space (run as an extension, not a mirror), to make the coding process easier for me.

    Ultimately, I will probably be buying a Dell Monitor, probably 23"-24".

    But for now, if possible, I will use my iMac as a second monitor.

    Is this possible and easy enough to do? If so, what cable do I buy?

    Thanks,

    Zeppo
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Your iMac does not support Target Display Mode.

    Target Display Mode: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

     
  3. zeppo2 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. brentmore macrumors 6502

    brentmore

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    Unfortunately this iMac does support target display mode, but the good news is that Dell is running a promotion on their refurb monitors until tomorrow: 30% off and free shipping from the Dell Outlet store with code RWTD2T4SCRKP0X.

    I'm a big fan of the value of Dell monitors. I have 2 24s on a mini and another 24 as an external for my rMBP.
     

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