Connecting multiple displays to new iMacs?

.parallelogram.

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 14, 2014
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Hi all,

I have had the same 2003 iMac for the past 10 and a bit years and I'm finally in a position to afford an upgrade. I'll be getting one of the new iMac models shortly.

I also have two 'spare' non-Apple monitors that my ex-flatmate left me with a year ago and has finally admitted he's not coming back for and I can have them. I'd really like to be able to connect these either side of my new iMac and have a three monitor setup. But I'm afraid I don't understand thunderbolt at all and after a bit of research into multi-monitor setups on Macs I'm even more confused.

The monitors are a Samsung and a HP in good condition, both have DVI and VGA connections. Will I be able to connect both of these to a new iMac? I assume I'll need some extra cables or adaptors, but I'm not sure what to get.

Thanks for any help!
 

.parallelogram.

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 14, 2014
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Great, thanks for your help. I don't own anything else at the moment that needs a thunderbolt port so I'm OK with monopolising the ports with the monitors for now. If I get some snazzy thunderbolt device later I'll have to make some adjustments.

Cheers