Hi. So My name is Lindsey and I have been an avid apple supporter. However in the last two weeks I've come extremely close to selling everything apple I own and going back to windows lol. I purchased a refurbished Intel Imac through the apple store about 4 months ago. Awesome computer, everything worked great. Well I recently decided to add an additional monitor so of course I started browsing the forums and did my due diligence. I read that there were some compatibility issues with some of the older imacs and the apple 24 in led display so naturally I called my nearest apple store to find out if I could use this display. The sales associate listened as I explained that I had a 2008 intel Imac and assured my the display would work without an adapter. Of course you guys know this is totally wrong but I was unaware of this fact at the time. SO I drove a 6 hour round trip to Dallas and paid 970 in cash for my new monitory. Get it home and realize that something is obv wrong. I call the store back and the clerk tells me I need an adapter that can be bought at Best Buy. I drive 45 min to best buy. They are sold out. Next day I drive an hour and a half to the next closest Best Buy. They dont have it either. So, frustrated I call Apple customer care where I get a representative who basically tells me I'm crazy, that the cables on the display are correct and I just cant figure out how to hook it up. So I lose this guy and call back. Get someone who can barely speak english who also says I need an adapter and he orders it for me. I get off the phone and look this adapter up and Its obv incorrect. Call back again get a lady who says I need an additional adapter and a dvi cable. She orders them for me. A week later my parts arrive and to my dismay still no luck. So I call back and have yet another customer care rep tell me I have everything I need I'm just not smart enough to hook it up. Finally I call back and demand a supervisor who in forms me of what I have suspected all along. This display is in no way compatible with my computer. He apologizes and volunteers that If I will just take my display back to the apple store they will upgrade me to the 30 in HD display which he assures me will work with my Imac. So after yet another 6 hour round trip I arrive home with my 30 in display and I have to take my desk apart just to fit this thing in there. I dont mind though because I am still thrilled. after two hours of rigging my desk I finally connect everything and am frustrated to find that I cannot get matching resolutions. So I call the apple store and find out that I need a dual link dvi adapter. Now I may not be the smartest person in the world but I am no idiot. Before purchasing I looked this cable up. And I find that while yes a dual link dvi cable would work with a newer Imac mini dvi does not support the resolutions that dual link dvi cables will. So I call yet another customer care rep who tells me that yes, it can. We argue for about ten minutes and she hangs up on me. Livid I call the apple store and tell them I will be bringing them back their freaking monitor and I expect a refund for the full cost of the 30 inch display. Anyway, before I drive all the way back to dallas a 3rd time I thought I would ask the only people I have been able to find reliable information from so far, you guys. If you guys would just confirm for me that I cannot in fact run the 30 in display on the high resolutions that it is capable of with my intel imac. If this is the case, is a 24 in the largest monitor that I can use and have optimal resolutions on both monitors? I am interested in a samsung 26 inch monitor but I dont want to end up in the same boat. Frankly I've grown so frustrated in the last 3 weeks I would even consider selling my imac and moving the whole setup over to PC. I guess my question is. What is the best way to set up two large monitors with matching resolutions and an nice transition from screen to screen. All help would be greatly appreciated. Sry this is so long, I really needed to vent lol. oh.. also, I would consider going back to the Led display if I though there would be a solution for that compatibility in the very near future. I know I read that there was talk of an adapter but they are fairly expensive to make.