using macbook as external/additional monitor to my iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by artcadia, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. artcadia macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Im new on here so hello.

    I have a fairly new 27'' iMac and a fairly new macbook. I want to use the macbook as an additional to the Imac for when im woring at my desk.

    Ive got hold of a mini display cable which plugs into both and have managed to set it up so the Imac is used as the external monitor running off the macbook but i wanted it to be the other way round.

    Is this possible??

    thanks in advance.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Only the 27" iMac can be used as an external display via Mini DisplayPort.
    Maybe have a look at ScreenRecycler.
  3. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    theres Airdisplay too, which i hear is quite good

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