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Offline whitewater

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Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:35:54 AM »
Im looking to add another monitor to my iMac.. I know im pretty late to the party..LOL

Any recommendations? the thunderbolt is way overpriced... Looking for a 27" and what do I need for the connections?

ive looked it up a little but its a little confusing/

thanks

Rob


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Re: Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 10:35:44 AM »
What year and model iMac do you have? Once we have that information, we can determine which version of thunderbolt you have.

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Re: Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 10:39:42 AM »
Go with an IPS display - more color accurate than other display types.  HDMI cable with an adapter.

Once you know the version of Thunderbolt, you just need an adapter like:
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Mini-DisplayPort-Thunderbolt-Adapter/dp/B00NH13K8S

But make sure it's the correct version first.

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Re: Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 11:57:07 AM »
Apple menu, About this Mac, System Report, click on Thunderbolt in the left column...

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Re: Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 12:16:06 PM »
haha,.. no I don't want a thunderbolt.. I was wondering if anyone had any monitor recommendations that would be comparable to my iMac... or are they all compatible?


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Re: Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 12:27:10 PM »
You don’t need a Thunderbolt Display, but you’ll need to know what version of thunderbolt you have in order to figure out what adapter to use.  I would recommend an LG monitor, which I believe is what Apple uses. They are affordable, but you’ll need to know which type of connection you have.

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Re: Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 01:50:05 PM »
oh ok...

does 0.15.0 sound correct?

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Re: Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 03:32:32 PM »
Mine says Firmware Version 23.10, if that helps...

Steve

When we added a monitor to Mac Mini, I just looked up instructions on youtube, it was pretty straight ahead, and it certainly works.
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Re: Adding a monitor to my iMac?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 05:25:03 PM »
got it...27.4