iMac 2013 max resolution (external display)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by artificedesign, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. artificedesign macrumors newbie


    Jul 25, 2017
    I have an iMac and am wondering if it will allow me to run a large external screen. The screen I am looking at displays at 3840 x 2160. Will my iMac will be able to drive that screen? My iMac model is:

    iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
    2.9 GHz Intel Core i5
    16GB Ram

    Or, do I have to stick with a 2560 x 1600 display?

    Thanks for your help,
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 601


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Maximum is 2560 x 1600 on one display (up to 30-inch) according to Apple's specs page.
  3. artificedesign thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 25, 2017
    Thank for the reply, that's useful info. One last question, I was looking at some of those 43" monitors that run at 3840 x 2160. Do you know if it is possible to connect one of those to my 2013 iMac and then just run it at 2560 etc? Or is that not possible?

    The reason I ask is that I will be upgrading my iMac in 18 months so I would prefer to get a 43" monitor that I could run at 3840 later. But I would still need to use it now and until I upgrade. Is it possible to run them below their max resolution? I don't want to find that it won't display at all with my current iMac.

    The one I was looking at is below:

    Thanks again.

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