Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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steve119
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2012-09-27

Yes you can, you can use the other imac as a screen using the thunderbolt and display port.

It's on YouTube as part of a review and was pretty impressed by it tbh. ;)

But not sure if screen will still work as display if other components are knacked though :/

Edited 2012-10-01 16:27 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Yes you can, you can use the other imac as a screen using the thunderbolt and display port.

It's on YouTube as part of a review and was pretty impressed by it tbh. ;)

But not sure if screen will still work as display if other components are knacked though :/


I just Googled it and apparently you cannot use it as an external display unless it can still boot to OSX, meaning that the display will be entirely useless once the thing cannot boot to OSX any longer, plus it's a horrible waste of electricity to have to run two computers simultaneously just to use one as a display.

In other words my point stands: it's a waste of resources and contributes to the e-junk problem. But alas, I am apparently the only one here who cares.

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ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

In other words my point stands: it's a waste of resources and contributes to the e-junk problem. But alas, I am apparently the only one here who cares.

You're not. I admittedly didn't pay much attention to electronics recycling until recently. Ironic since I'm big on recycling everything else. Anyways, after doing some homework on the subject and what impact not doing it is having, I'm 100% with you on this. Hopefully others will get on board and start taking the problem seriously.

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TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

In other words my point stands: it's a waste of resources and contributes to the e-junk problem. But alas, I am apparently the only one here who cares.


No, you are not. It is simply a minority position currently with regards to consumer goods. I always try and recycle my technology, and I often re-purpose things for other uses. The main reason I never went for an iMac or any other AIO is for this very reason. The monitor will last longer than the other parts and ultimately it will be a great waste.

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