Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
07-13-2012, 04:46 PM
Originally Posted by Bicycleman
Thanks for the comments. Seems there's a bit more to it than just 'speed'. The old G5 is a tower by the way. Any thoughts on the display set up? Will the Imac 21.5", 2.7Ghz comfortably handle the two displays?
You probably should have mentioned this 2 external monitor requirement earlier in the thread!
Since you're currently using 2 monitors with your Powermac G5...with an iMac you would also have two (the iMac built-in display & 1 external). So what you're now talking about is a 3 display setup.
The 2011 21.5" iMac has one Thunderbolt port...the 2011 27" iMac has two. The Thunderbolt ports have multiple uses for peripherals (including external displays). With two Thunderbolt ports...the 27" iMac can more easily support two external monitors.
So the 2011 21.5" iMac may need extra hardware to run two external monitors...the 2011 27" iMac can run two external monitors out of the box. And in reality...you can get a 27" iMac for just a couple hundred $$$ more than a 21.5".
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