New 27" iMac with old 2008 21" iMac as a second monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by robtarren, May 15, 2011.

  1. robtarren macrumors newbie

    robtarren

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    Hi guys,

    I'm sure the title gives the game away, but was wondering if anyone could confirm whether I would be able to connect my new iMac 27" to my old 21" inch and use it as a second (dual) monitor?

    I assume it's just a case of connecting them with a male to male mini display port cable?

    Cheers, Rob
     
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  4. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    why do that?

    if you connect them right - say ethernet - and share the disks, you can use them independently but on the same data. and leverage the extra processing power
     
  5. robtarren thread starter macrumors newbie

    robtarren

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    Cheers guys, thought I'd better check.

    It's really just for developing on Dreamweaver, I like having the dual screen option with Code View on one monitor and Design View / Browser Preview on the other.
     

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