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    Default iMac as PC Monitor?

    This might seem a bit random, but I was thinking of getting my GF an iMac for xmas (prolly the base one, since she wont do anything crazy on it) and I am wondering if I can use it as a monitor when I build a windows machine in the coming months??

    Would I need to use a video card with displayport in the PC build? The Apple website lists the following under video for the iMac:

    "Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, dual-link DVI, and VGA video"

    Could I get an adapter to utilize DVI instead (which I think has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 or something? Or would i need some crazy doppleganger cable to switch display port to dvi to hdmi....?

    Even if all this worked out, would it have any effect on the look of a game or video played from the PC to the iMac display?

    I was just thinking I could save a couple hundred bucks on a monitor down the road and apple has nice displays!



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    Only the new 27" supports input. They start at $1699

 

 

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