dual monitor set up for new imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yakkowarner epi, May 30, 2011.

  1. yakkowarner epi macrumors member

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    I am going to use my current 21 inch with my new 27 inch imac (coming when they offer the free ipod). I was told that there was a couple of ways to set it up but I don't know what they are. I was just going to plug it in and hope that it would just create more desktop to use.

    Is there a different way to set it up that you recommend I do or a program you recommend?

    I also don't know if having different size monitors would be a problem.
     
  2. I AM THE MAN, May 30, 2011
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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Only the 27" iMac an be used directly as external display.
    If you want to use the 21.5" iMac as external display, you could use AirDisplay.

    MRoogle might help you looking for threads you already read.

    Ah, you meant a display with the 21 inch?

     
  4. yakkowarner epi thread starter macrumors member

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    The monitor I am using for my mac mini is a samsung 21 inch. That would be the monitor I would use for dual monitors.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Then you need one of the above adapters. DVI or HDMI will be the most likely input on that monitor. Additional to the appropriate adapter, you also need a DVI or HDMI cable, unless it is already included with the display.
     

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