Retina iMac with Thunderbolt Display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vincenz, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Does anyone use a 27" iMac with retina extended to a Thunderbolt Display? Do you find it's not a good configuration to have? Is the pixel density and screen quality different enough that you don't like the setup?
  2. antipodean macrumors member

    May 2, 2014
    That's not quite what I have. My current (temporary) set up is 2015 5k iMac with 2013 27" iMac in TDM. Just until some work on my house is done at which point the 2013 iMac will be moved to a different room.

    It's not bad, but retina/non-retina isn't perfect. Being side by side accentuates the lower pixel density of the non-retina display. El Capitan handles things well, but win 10 vm in latest VMware fusion seems not to cope well.

    I would seriously consider a 4K display, eg from Dell that will likely cost less than a Thunderbolt Display. Just my two pennies.

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