iMac 27" late 2012 with dual TB displays

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  1. needfx, Dec 16, 2012
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    needfx

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    hi all,

    I have been scouring the web & MR forums to see if a late 2012 iMac 27" supports dual TB displays.

    As per Apple website, it supports up to one external 30" monitor, but honestly, I cant really believe how the previous iMac could support dual TB and the latest BTO beast cannot.

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    Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display
    Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
    Support for Target Display Mode via the Thunderbolt port using a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
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    Any ideas or already operational setups?

    cheers


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    even the MBA11 with HD4000 supports dual TB displays for crying out loud

    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
     
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  3. JVo macrumors newbie

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    How are you reading that spec from the MBA as dual Thunderbolt displays? It just says you can have internal and external displays on simultaneously, no different from iMac.

    I would expect you could drive at least 2 externals from iMac if this is possible on MBP retina:
    http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/53759/how-many-external-displays-can-i-power-with-the-15-retina-macbook-pro
     
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    you are right, I skimmed through that spec without paying attention, but I've read it elsewhere regarding the mba that it could support two TB displays
     
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