Pls Help with adding additional monitor

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  1. gelie macrumors 6502

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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
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors Pentium

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  3. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    I have a similar iMac (mine has the Fusion drive). You can run 2 4K monitors, or 1 5K monitor. Most models should be fine, but DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort are usually the best connectivity options.

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT206587
     
  4. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  5. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    Thunderbolt to (Mini) DisplayPort cable.
     
  6. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Does that cable typically come with the monitor or do i need to purchase it separately?
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    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
     
  7. SecuritySteve macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  8. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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
     
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  10. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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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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  11. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  12. Fishrrman macrumors Pentium

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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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