iMac with triple monitors?

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  1. brehdonprez macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i'm new here and was just wondering if i could use 2 24" apple led displays with the iMac monitor? any help is appreciated
     
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    Yes, but you need something like this.
     
  5. brehdonprez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    YAY! your a lifesaver. will that work with all the monitors doing something different or just same thing?
     
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    What you mean? All monitors will be their own, no mirroring. It basically just divides the port to two ports so you can hook two monitors instead of one. There's model with 3 ports too, so if you want to hook up to 3 then get it. Also, what iMac do you have?
     
  7. brehdonprez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no mirroring that's what i was talking abuot my bad :D

    and that means i can drag things across all 3 screens right?

    and i have the newest imac on the apple site now 3.06ghz, 4gb ram, ati card
     
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    That won't work because it's VGA and not Mini Display Port. I haven't seen a Mini Display port version. They do make a Display Port edition but not Mini Display Port.
     
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    Yup.

    Ever heard of Mini Display Port to VGA/DVI/HDMI adapter?

    To OP: Try to make a open deal if you buy it, just to make sure it works with your Mac.
     
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    There are no adapters available to connect a Mini Display Port Monitor to a DVI port. You can get a Male MDP to Female DVI which connects a DVI monitor to a Mini Display Port but not the other way round!
     
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  13. brehdonprez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i think i'm lost...

    what you posted is saying it will do EXACTLY what i want it to do...
     
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    I admit I screwed no. I thought OP wants to have two other than Apple 24" LED monitors (with DVI or VGA inputs, didn't read his post carefully). I must be more careful in future. My bad.

    To OP: It's not possible to use two Apple monitors but you can buy two 24" Dells or something and they will work
     
  15. brehdonprez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    D: so no led cinema displays? but i can have 2 other monitors of whatever i want?
     
  16. MrENGLISH macrumors regular

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    OIC... I missed that too! :eek:
     
  17. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea
     
  18. brehdonprez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well that sucks... even if i got the display adapters for each monitor, then got vga cables, then the matrox then plugged that into the imac just like i was going to?
     
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    Why it sucks? You need Mini Display port to DVI + 3 DVI cables (might be included with Matrox and displays), that's all
     
  20. brehdonprez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it sucks cause i want apple monitors.

    would what i said work with apple monitors?
     
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    No, there's no way of getting two 24" Apple LED displays to iMac. Don't look at the brand, just get yourself two Dells or one Apple display and you'll be fine.
     

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