Looking for second display for mid 2010 iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gelie, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. gelie macrumors 6502

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    I have a 21's mid 2010 iMac and looking to add a second display. I would like it to ascetically match the iMac as possible while being able to view horizontal as well as vertically. Thx
     
  2. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    It seems that you might indeed need to buy yourself a cable, or at the very least an adapter. The monitor I purchased from Dell including a VGA, DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort cable. But yours doesn't list the MDP -> DP. I might suggest if you do go with that monitor that you purchase a cable just in case and then just return it if one comes in the box.
     
  4. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought this one includes:
    A comprehensive range of analog and digital connectivity ports and cables are included:
    • VGA
    • DisplayPort
    • DVI-D (excluding DVI-D cables)
    • USB
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    True but nowhere does that say mini display port to display port so if you mac is mini display port you will need a cable.
     
  6. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    Looking at a product information sheet from Newegg, it does seem that it doesn't include the mini displayport -> displayport cable. So go ahead and get yourself one of those as well. As I suggested before, it can always be returned if Dell surprises you and had one packed in.
     

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