How to Add Two Monitors to New iMac?

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  1. johnharris macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am a Windows person who just purchased my first 24' iMac. It will be arriving in a couple of weeks (looks like the Radeon card delays shipping in Canada).

    Anyway, I would like to add my two Dell monitors to the iMac. Are there enough display ports and I do I need any adapters? If there is not enough ports, any recommendations on what device to purchase so I can add two monitors?

    Any help for this new Mac user would be greatly appreciated.

    John
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You'll only be able to use one independent external display.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You also need the Mini DisplayPort to single-link DVI adapter for all displays 1920x1200 and smaller.
     
  4. johnharris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help. There is no external switcher box that I could purchase that would allow you to add two displays?
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Matrox DualHead2Go. Its about CAD$300. The problem is that you are still limited to the resolution of the DisplayPort so about 1250 on the horizontal for each monitor.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There is, but it's DVI only. It's called the Matrox DualHead2Go.

    I don't know, but doubt, that you could use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter to connect to this at all. Has anyone tested it?
     

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