Thunderbolt Display with older iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by leftywamumonkey, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

    leftywamumonkey

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    I was wondering if anyone here uses a Thunderbolt display with a non-Thunderbolt iMac or any other non-Thunderbolt iMac. The reason I'm asking is because I have a 2010 iMac and rather than buying a Cinema display, I'd like to purchase a Thunderbolt display so I can use it in the future and have additional features, the main one being able to daisy chain. I don't mind not being able to use any of the features while connected to my iMac as long as it display the image. I don't care if the speakers, usb ports, firewire ports, etc. work as long as the TBD can still display the picture.

    So, will the TBD work?
     
  2. henry72 macrumors 65816

    henry72

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    No sorry. It won't work! I wouldn't get the Cinema Display, if you have no plan on upgrading your iMac, I'd say get a Dell monitor instead :)

    Hope it helps, good luck!
     
  3. leftywamumonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    leftywamumonkey

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    Could you elaborate on how it won't work please?
     
  4. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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    It's not compatible. A TBD will only work with any 2011 model computer with the exception of the Mac Pro.
     

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