Monitor Compatibility

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  1. TheBro72, Apr 21, 2017
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  2. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    It may depend on which year iMac you have, but you should be able to get an hdmi to mini display port cable or adapter. I do this with my 2011 iMac on a fairly regular basis.
     
  3. TheBro72 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,

    The iMac is have is the latest model (2015 5K Retina iMac) so I shouldn't have any problems.
    Do you know if this cable/adapter available from Apple at all?
    if not could you recommend a reputable supplier?

    Thanks
     
  4. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    Apple does sell them, but in my opinion they are over priced from Apple. Monoprice, bestbuy, walmart, etc all sell them. I usually purchase from Amazon and get the "Amazon Basics" version since I have prime 2 day shipping. Here is a 3 foot cable for an example https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics...asics+Mini+DisplayPort+to+HDMI+Cable+-+3+Feet
     
  5. curmudgeonette macrumors 6502

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    This monitor supports DisplayPort. Your iMac supports DisplayPort. The only issue is that the monitor has the full size port, and the Mac has a mini size port.

    So - you need a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable.
     
  6. TheBro72 thread starter macrumors member

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    1 x mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable later:-

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    Perfect, many thanks for your assistance.
     

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