Early 2k9 iMac external monitor resolution question

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  1. 9secondadidas macrumors member

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    Hi there, thank you for reading. I'm in the process of replacing my MBP with an early 2k9 iMac as my DAW machine. I'm shopping around for external monitors, and I'm leaning a 27" monitor that naively displays 2048 x 1152.

    My question is, if I get a dual link dvi cable- will my iMac be able to display this resolution on an external monitor?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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  3. 9secondadidas thread starter macrumors member

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    That's for the current iMac, which sports a mini display port and is capable of doing what I need it to. I have an early 2k9 iMac which only has a mini dvi port.

    And crap. Looks like I just found my answer on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-DVI

    "Mini-DVI does not support dual-link connections and hence cannot support resolutions higher than 1920x1200 @60Hz."

    Oh well I guess I'll just buy a 27" screen that does 1920x1200 natively.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    according every mac .com it can and it has a mini display port if its a early 2009 model easy to recognise 4 usb ports and 1 firewire port at the back otherwise identical with the 2008 models which only have a mini dvi port and 2 firewire and 3 usb :
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac-core-2-duo-2.0-20-inch-aluminum-early-2009-education-specs.html

    Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
     
  5. 9secondadidas thread starter macrumors member

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  6. ADent macrumors 6502a

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  7. 9secondadidas thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll check when I get home. I actually already own it, I bought one used with a dead hard drive and replaced the hard drive myself. A side note, it's amazing how it's put together, and the edges of the bevel are incredibly sharp.
     
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