Monitor Compatibility

TheBro72

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trsblader

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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.
 

TheBro72

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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.
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
 

trsblader

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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
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-Mini-DisplayPort-HDMI-Cable/dp/B0134V29UA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492806278&sr=1-1&keywords=AmazonBasics+Mini+DisplayPort+to+HDMI+Cable+-+3+Feet
 

curmudgeonette

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Im looking for a small second monitor for my 27" iMac [...]
Looking at the tech spec of the monitor the connectivity is as follows:-

1 x DP (ver 1.2)
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.
 
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TheBro72

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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.
[doublepost=1493713815][/doublepost]1 x mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable later:-

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Perfect, many thanks for your assistance.