using an iMac as second monitor

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  1. uaecasher macrumors 65816

    uaecasher

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    Hello,

    I have a 2010 27" iMac quad core and i want to buy a low end 27" iMac as a second screen (after the coming refresh).

    any idea if i can do that?
     
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  3. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    Why do you want an iMac and not a cinema display?
     
  4. uaecasher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well the cinema display costs 999, the current low end iMac costs $1699, i'd rather pay $700 more and get a computer as well, plus if i get the iMac it will 100% match the look of my current iMac.

    @simsaladimbamba: thanks for the feedback, I was trying to check if the problem was from my ISP or the host, it seems from host. contacting them now :)
     
  5. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    that is madnes!!! It will make more heat, use more power, make more noise as the computer need to be on fully in TDM!

    Can you not spend the $700 on memory and an SSD for your iMac assuming you have a new model?!
     
  6. uaecasher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I already have 16GB ram on my iMac and an SSD + HDD option.

    Just to be clear, when i get the 2nd imac or a cinema display, the 2nd monitor will it add more view space or just mirror what ever im seeing ? sorry but i've never tried using 2 monitors.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    It will add additional view space, as the iMac can support 2560 x 1600 pixel on an external display plus its internal resolution of 2560 x 1440.
     
  8. bmak macrumors newbie

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    save some more money; go for the low-end 27" refurb, only $1269. you get the computer for only $270.
     
  9. uaecasher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the tip
     

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