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2013 27" iMac as external monitor for M1 Mac Mini - possible?

1691 Views 9 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  TiltAgain
I know this is a long shot because I could not find anything in a web search, but I shall ask it here anyway - exhaust all avenues so to speak.

So, since the iMac is dying (and Apple says they will not look at any machine before 2015 and they suggested I buy a new Mac), I was wondering if I could use this as a display for a new Mac mini M1 I am looking at buying.

1. I get a proper and excellent IPS display at a high enough resolution
2. I save a ****load of money by not buying a new monitor (4K or otherwise) because I read that none of them equals the display quality of the iMac.

1. I see none
2. See 1.

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It's been a while, but I believe it is possible. So long as mac you are connecting to has a thunderbolt connector and mac does not have OS above 10.13.

Personally, I would agree that it's not the best idea. I would sell the imac as-is to someone to do the repair and buy a new display. 4K Is nice if you have a need or source for it, but a really nice IPS FHD monitor can be as usefull and not $$$.
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