iMac 5K and Dual Monitors?

gthorson

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I'm a relative Mac newbie in the middle of a transition from Windows.

I'm planning to buy a new iMac 5K 3.5GHz 8GB (upgrading to 24GB with Crucial) 3TB Fusion with M290x next week after WWDC. My primary usage will be browsing, editing Office docs, statistical analysis using Stata, and occasional screencast productions.

My first question is: Is this machine sufficient to meet my needs?

My second question is: Will I be able to hook up two external Dell U2312HM monitors to it, or is it limited to a single external monitor?

Thanks for your help!
 

Anonymous Freak

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You should be good - plenty of power for what you're doing, and can handle the internal display plus up to two external displays at even higher resolution than that Dell. (Two displays via Thunderbolt or DisplayPort up to 2560 x 1440 each; or one 4K display at 60 Hz plus one 2560 x 1440 resolution display, or one 5K display, such as the Dell UP2715K 27-inch 5K display.)

See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202856
 
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rkaufmann87

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I'm a relative Mac newbie in the middle of a transition from Windows.

I'm planning to buy a new iMac 5K 3.5GHz 8GB (upgrading to 24GB with Crucial) 3TB Fusion with M290x next week after WWDC. My primary usage will be browsing, editing Office docs, statistical analysis using Stata, and occasional screencast productions.

My first question is: Is this machine sufficient to meet my needs?

My second question is: Will I be able to hook up two external Dell U2312HM monitors to it, or is it limited to a single external monitor?

Thanks for your help!
In general it will be WAY overkill for your needs.
 
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