iMac as Screen for MBP?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by InfernoUk, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. InfernoUk macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    Hey guys just got a 27" imac today, the newest model. I also have a 2011 MBP thunderbolt.

    Wanted to know if i can use the imac as a screen for the macbook for portability reasons with work.

    The Apple store guy said no but their product knowledge is weak.

    Thanks guys!
  2. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    I'm not sure on the exact question but I do wonder why? I mean, the iMac will be more powerful as a main computer so why just use it as a screen? It would be better if you want portability and power to use something like airdrop, network sharing or dropbox to share files between the two. That way you get the portability you need and the power you can get out of an iMac.

    I mean I may be missing a reason somehow, it just doesn't make sense to me to have a shiny, new, powerful 27" iMac that only gets used as a screen. If you wanted that, why didn't you just buy a cinema display?
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    New iMacs with thunderbolt will accept video input from a MBP with thunderbolt. As long as both have TB, you're fine.

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