external monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2macman, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. 2macman macrumors member

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    I have a 2010 27 iMac.

    I am about to get a 24 inch Samsung LED for an external monitor.
    I will use the DVI cable to connect.

    Will using such a large external monitor slow down anything or have any ill effects?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Nope. Those iMacs have more than enough graphics grunt to handle two monitors for just about anything that isn't so heavy duty you'd want to be running a Mac Pro anyway.

    Even running lower-end graphics most computers Apple sells probably perform fine with two monitors, so long as you're not running Motion or something similarly extreme. My 4-year-old MBP had no issue driving its 17" built-in plus a 1080p TV, and I didn't even have any significant problems running an archaic G3 PowerBook with an internal and external monitor simultaneously.
     

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