IMAC as secondary display for pc laptop?

davidjacobs21

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Ive been looking around the internet for this answer and I seem to be getting mixed answers. If I were to buy a 27inch iMac, can I use it as a Mac for personal use but also plug in my work pc laptop and use it as a secondary display for that laptop?

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mikehalloran

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A 2014 or earlier iMac supports Target Mode. Google is your friend—lots of articles on how you might make it work and what a PIA it is from a PC. For starters, the PC must meet certain requirements.
 

CoastalOR

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Ive been looking around the internet for this answer and I seem to be getting mixed answers. If I were to buy a 27inch iMac, can I use it as a Mac for personal use but also plug in my work pc laptop and use it as a secondary display for that laptop?
Thanks
It looks like you want Target Display Mode and according to Apple Support it is only designed to work with Macs and not a PC.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8233595

Here is an old article that talks about connecting to a PC, but it will need to be a older iMac:
https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/ins-outs-imacs-target-display-mode/
 

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