using imac as an external monitor?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by glocke12, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

    glocke12

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    Can my 2010 imac be used as an external monitor for an HP elitebook laptop?
     
  2. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

    Psilocybin

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    no
     
  3. cooky560 macrumors regular

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    Actually it depends, the 27" iMacs (until the latest range) have a mini-displayport port so if you can find the adaptor and have such an iMac, you can use it as an input
     
  4. jerrydale macrumors newbie

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  5. aldri7 macrumors newbie

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    I dug this thread up on Google. I have a 21 inch iMac purchased last fall. I'm considering buying a Mac mini and using the iMac as an external monitor, but so far it sounds like I can only do that if i have a 27 inch monitor. is this true? thanks - aldri7
     

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