Resolved Late 2009 27 inches iMac as a monitor

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  1. IlikeMacsSoMuch, Sep 16, 2012
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    IlikeMacsSoMuch macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    I plan on buying a new laptop, MBA or cMBP, and since I have a 2009 27 inches iMac, I would like to know if I could use it as an external monitor?

    The new laptop will have thunderbolt port but my iMac only has a mini display port, so can I plug my iMac's mini display port in the laptop's thunderbolt port directly? Or do I need an adapter of some kind?

    What cable do I need? Thunderbolt-thunderbolt, thunderbolt- mini display port or mini display port mini display port?

    Man I asked a lot of questions!:eek:
     
  2. AppleWarMachine macrumors 6502a

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    I use a mini displayport cable to link my 2011 15" MBP to my 2009 27" iMac and it works just fine. :D
     
  3. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    good to know! im planning on getting an imac after school is over
     
  4. IlikeMacsSoMuch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just to be sure, the 2011 15" does have the thunderbolt right?
     
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    Yes.
     
  6. IlikeMacsSoMuch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I ordered the MBP this morning so it's good to know!:)
     
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    Congrats. :)

    The 2011s are nice machines.
     

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