Need To Add Two Screens To My Late-2012 27" iMac

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  1. TOYSTRY macrumors member

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    I have two thunderbolt spots in the back of my machine and need to purchase (2) cost friendly screens that will installing easily without a bunch of expensive cables.

    Can anyone make some recommendations....I'm not computer smart, and after 30 mins of google searching I gave up. Would prefer them to be 27" in size to match my 27" iMac if possible (silver trim monitors would be a plus but not a deal breaker).
     
  2. danielwsmithee macrumors 6502a

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    If you are looking for something relatively cheap that matches ok...

    https://www.monoprice.com/mobile/product/details/18545

    You will also need a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable for each.
     
  3. TOYSTRY thread starter macrumors member

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    Will this plug into the thunderbolt ports in the back of my iMac though?
     
  4. danielwsmithee macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the mini-displayport will plug into the thunderbolt port. Here is the cable you would need.

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13372

    The small end is compatible with the thunderbolt ports, the large end connects to the display ports on the display. You can get cables to connect to any type of monitor, you just need mini-displayport cables to plug into the Thunderbolt ports.

    Here is the official Apple support documents on the matter.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204154
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204149
     
  5. TOYSTRY thread starter macrumors member

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    Man you're a wealth of knowledge to someone like me. Do you have any experience with the monitors you recommended, Amazon reviews, which were minimal, were iffy.
     
  6. danielwsmithee macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, they are pretty new. I would guess since they are very budget oriented they will likely have some things some people don't like.

    If you want something a little more proven, with good reviews look at this.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1254756-REG/dell_u2717d_27_ultrasharp_27.html
     

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