iMac 21.5 4K

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nickb1984, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. nickb1984 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys, I am looking to buy for home use. Quick question - can I attach / hook up my HP Laptop which is my work machine and use the glorious 4K screen? Thanks, Nick.
     
  2. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    What you are looking for is what is called Target Display Mode. But unfortunately, that is not possible with machines from 2014 and newer (source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592). So in short, no you cannot do what you wish to do with the 4k iMac.
     
  3. epca12 macrumors regular

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    it's a shame that it's not supported. is it something they could do with a software update?
     
  4. nickb1984 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just as my figure was hovering over the buy trigger!
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    Any views on alternative machines. Windows I guess? What's the number one alternative?
     
  5. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure. I really hope they can in High Sierra (since there will be eGPU support) but at this stage I don't think it is something anyone should count on.
     
  6. epca12 macrumors regular

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    I guess it could be a way of them pushing customers to the LG displays? I think originally it was because a single cable connection couldn't push 5K but Apple have managed to do that with Thunderbolt 3 now so i hope they change it
     

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