Connect Mini PC to IMac and use Target Mode

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  1. oldhifi, Mar 30, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2018

    oldhifi macrumors 65816

    oldhifi

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    I plan to upgrade and purchase a refurb IMac, I would like to connect a Mini PC to it and use Target Mode.

    Most of these Mini PC have HDMI and DisplayPort++, can I connect one of these Mini PC and use the Target Mode?

    The IMac has Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:

    DisplayPort

    Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)

    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

    Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)


    https://www.apple.com/shop/product/...uad-core-Intel-Core-i5-with-Retina-4K-display

    https://www.asus.com/us/Mini-PCs/VivoMini-VM65N/

    also what adapter do I need to buy? THANKS!
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 604

    redheeler

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    That iMac doesn't support Target Display Mode with any cable or adapter, and same goes for all other iMac models released after Mid 2014. The best you'd be able to do is networked screen sharing, which does introduce more latency compared to Target Display Mode on the earlier iMacs.

    https://support.apple.com/HT204592
     
  3. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

    oldhifi

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    Rats.. I guess I could use Bootcamp with Windows 10?
     
  4. Bl0ckHe1d macrumors 6502

    Bl0ckHe1d

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    You could try Microsoft Remote Desktop or a VNC
     

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