Four extra small thunderbolt displays?

user19163

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Not sure if this is a display topic or an iMac topic...

I wish I could connect four additional displays to an iMac. Does anybody know who sells small thunderbolt displays? The reason is that three 27" side-by-side displays is not suitable for what I need. I need one main big display and four smaller ones.

What other issues?
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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AFAIK, only Apple sells TB-displays and they are by no means small. And I very much doubt that the graphics card would be able to power four displays anyway...
 

Acorn

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does it have to be thunderbolt. the ips dell screens are really nice. i know they have a 23 inch ips right now for 200ish. four of those would be sweet. the nice thing about dells ips monitors is they are antiglare unlike the thunderbolt displays. They do have a better 24 inch for about 300 that has better resolution if your willing to pay a little more.
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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does it have to be thunderbolt. the ips dell screens are really nice. i know they have a 23 inch ips right now for 200ish. four of those would be sweet. the nice thing about dells ips monitors is they are antiglare unlike the thunderbolt displays. They do have a better 24 inch for about 300 that has better resolution if your willing to pay a little more.
Now tell me, how are you going to connect these to your iMac?
 
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Allows only two monitors with 1080p resolution or three monitors with really low resolution. We are talking about four monitors here.
Doesn't a 27" iMac have two TB ports? And if so, don't they allow you to connect at least two displays, or do they need to be daisy-chained?
 

leman

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Doesn't a 27" iMac have two TB ports? And if so, don't they allow you to connect at least two displays, or do they need to be daisy-chained?
Its not about the number of ports, its about what your GPU can drive. And I am pretty sure that number of external monitors is limited.