Pls Help with adding additional monitor

gelie

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Need to add additional monitor to my late 2015 27' retina 5K iMac.
Specs: 32GB memory
500GB SSD HD

What Kind od monitor is compatible with my IMAC? Thanks
 

gelie

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Thanks! I'm running a couple of trading programs and need a constant news feed up on one monitor and my positions on another. I dont want/need a 27" display. Maybe 20-24"? I would also like the finish to match the IMAC as much as possible. Forgive my ignorance, what kind of connection to I need? I think I only have USB 3.0 and ThunderBolt? Is one a better connection?
 

Moonjumper

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Thanks! I'm running a couple of trading programs and need a constant news feed up on one monitor and my positions on another. I dont want/need a 27" display. Maybe 20-24"? I would also like the finish to match the IMAC as much as possible. Forgive my ignorance, what kind of connection to I need? I think I only have USB 3.0 and ThunderBolt? Is one a better connection?
Thunderbolt to (Mini) DisplayPort cable.
 

gelie

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Thunderbolt to (Mini) DisplayPort cable.
Thanks. Does that cable typically come with the monitor or do i need to purchase it separately?
[doublepost=1547224265][/doublepost]So I narrowed it down to a 24". Cant seem to find one in a silver finish? Can someone help me with a solid 4K/5K model? I cant believe how many choices there are on Amazon and Best Buy. Also do I need the monitor to have speakers? Or will the sound just come out of my iMac? I have also seen a few that can be rotated vertically, that seems like a useful option...TIA
 

SecuritySteve

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Silver might be a tall order. Black, to match your bazel, might be easier to find though.

LG tends to make their accessories with Mac in mind. I suggest one of their products.

https://www.amazon.com/24UD58-B-24IN-16-MONITOR-3YRS/dp/B01M64QNU2/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1547225671&sr=1-4&keywords=lg+24+4k+monitor&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin:3547806011

This seems to be an affordable 24" 4k monitor. You will need one of these to connect the monitor to your iMac's thunderbolt port.

https://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-...&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=Mini+DisplayPort&psc=1
 

gelie

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Silver might be a tall order. Black, to match your bazel, might be easier to find though.

LG tends to make their accessories with Mac in mind. I suggest one of their products.

https://www.amazon.com/24UD58-B-24IN-16-MONITOR-3YRS/dp/B01M64QNU2/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1547225671&sr=1-4&keywords=lg+24+4k+monitor&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin:3547806011

This seems to be an affordable 24" 4k monitor. You will need one of these to connect the monitor to your iMac's thunderbolt port.

https://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-...&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=Mini+DisplayPort&psc=1
Thanks Steve. Is this the same LG you recommended? https://www.amazon.com/LG-24UD58-B-...F8&qid=1547227790&sr=1-1&keywords=lg+24UD58-B.
Its on Prime.

Also any thoughts on this one?
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Monitor...F8&qid=1547229093&sr=1-1&keywords=Dell+P2415Q

I like that it pivots
 

gelie

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Can someone send me a link of the correct cable i need? Preferable from the apple store? Thanks
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gelie

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Thanks. I needed to try out the monitor today. So I picked up a HDMI to thunderbolt adaptor from Apple. Is there any advantage on using
Thunderbolt to (Mini) DisplayPort cable. Vs HDMI to thunderbolt via adaptor?
 

Fishrrman

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For a 2015 iMac, I believe you need a "MiniDisplayport" (Mac end) to "Displayport" (display end) cable.
Note: if the display has a MINIdisplayport (smaller than a regular-sized Displayport), then a "MiniDisplayport" (Mac end) to "MiniDisplayport" (display end) will work.

You might also be able to use a MiniDisplayport to HDMI adapter/cable (to the HDMI ports, of course), but the MDP-to-DP method above is "the better way to go".
 
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